How 11 Moms Make Co-Parenting With an Ex Work (No, for Reals)


When I first met my now-husband, I was a little scared about dating someone who had been divorced. I wasn't sure if that was going to be an extra layer of drama to our relationship -- especially since he had kids from his previous marriage, and I knew his ex would always be a part of the picture. I wasn't sure if I was up for that. 

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But as I got to know my husband, I saw how he and his ex were able to co-parent without any real drama or petty fighting, and I knew I could make it work.

There is no doubt that divorce is painful and that co-parenting with someone who you are untangling your life from can be all sorts of complicated. For couples who want to make sure the kids come first, though, there are ways to make it work. 

Read on for some ways to make co-parenting with an ex manageable and even sometimes (dare I say it?) actually fun. 

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