Anyone who goes through a divorce knows how challenging and draining it can be. However, learning to co-parent peacefully after a divorce is much more difficult. It’s not always easy to go from being a pair to becoming co-parents after a divorce. Endless talks, mediation, ambiguous boundaries regarding the children’s future, and hostile feelings from a traumatic past combine into one huge swamp where peaceful coexistence is impossible.
However, it’s crucial to agree to be responsible adults and behave maturely toward one another to benefit the kids who would unavoidably get caught in the middle of everything. Witnessing a parent’s divorce and subsequent co-parenting with resentment could result in emotional trauma, which could lead to.
Dad Continues to Mow Ex-Wife’s Lawn as a Kind Gesture: It’s Free!
Austin native Codie LaChelle McPhate, 32, experienced her parent’s divorce when she was just four years old. However, this did not harm her because she had developed invaluable kindness and unconditional love skills over time.
She recently posted a Facebook piece on how, despite their 28-year divorce, her parents have been a great role model for co-parenting. In 2018, while on vacation, her father visited her and, like old friends, went to her mother’s house to cut her lawn. This demonstrates how co-parenting can succeed even after a considerable amount of time.
My mom has bad knees, and my stepdad works out of town. When my younger siblings questioned, “Why is your dad mowing mom’s lawn?” I told them, “Because, she needed help, and he knew she couldn’t get out here to do it, so he did. This is how lucky I am to have four parents who respect each other, and know that at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is showing your children (even ones that are 32 years old) how to treat people and how to love your family, no matter how it came together,” she wrote.
Despite their breakup, Codie’s father still showed kindness to his ex-wife. He assisted her when she needed it while imparting valuable life lessons about compassion and love to his children. He was even unaware that someone was capturing the action on camera. He wasn’t attempting to make a point. He merely wanted to act morally. He still cares about his ex-wife even though they haven’t spoken in a long time.
Source Credit Codie McPhates.” Facebook. Retrieved January 6, 2020