If you can't enjoy your child's birthday because making arrangements with their other parent brings up too much old stuff... If you feel uneasy when you receive a text from the other parent (that’s before you even saw what it is about)...
If you are feeling small and quiet at the handover because it is just so uncomfortable...
Don’t settle. Your time is precious. Your time with your children is precious. Your head-space is precious. How you feel about yourself when you talk with your ex is important.
Think of finding a way to communicate comfortably with your ex as a kind and loving act of self care. A handy transferable skill. Your legacy for your children. Anything works, as long as you don’t settle for anything less than comfortable-ish. Here is some inspiration and support to help you make a start: 3 simple ways to de-stress discussing parenting with your ex. It covers:
Looking after yourself when you are triggered
Why it is important to slow down and how you can do it
Signs that it is time to take a break from that particular conversation
Treat it as a thinking space, when you hear an idea that fits your situation - pause the recording and get implementing. I’d love to hear what you discover. P.s. If you'd rather simply talk it through with me in a consultation - head to my calendar to find a time that works for you.
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