Juggling parenting, work and relationships is one of life's toughest challenges. It’s never easy if you and your partner decide to go your separate ways, but if there’s anything that you’ll both agree on, it’s that you want to make sure your child isn’t affected too much.
It is possible to co-parent successfully so long as you focus on your child without letting other issues colour your judgement. You can try things like setting up an online Parenting Plan to make the process work for you both.
If you and your partner have separated, there are several steps you can follow so you can continue to be supportive parents for your child.
How to co-parent after splitting up:
1) Be clear about your decision
If you’re in the process of splitting up, make sure that the decision you’ve made is the right one. ‘It can be very destructive if you and your partner keep splitting up and getting back together, so be certain of your feelings before you bring your child into the decision,’ says Penny Mansfield director of The Parent Connection, a charity providing advice for parents who have split up.