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If it’s difficult creating two happy homes because of conflict and enmity between you and your co-parent, you might consider the role of rituals in your life.   What I mean is that we have rituals for nearly every significant event in our lives. There are baby showers and birth announcements...

Relationship Workshop: Saying Nice Things about Your Ex Important for Your Child

In a forgiveness group I was recently conducting for parents who harbor excessive anger and bitterness toward their co-parent, Lynne told the group a story about an incident with her 9-year-old...

Relationship Workshop: Ruminations drive your anger

How do you know you haven’t forgiven your co-parent?     Frequently, co-parents I’ve worked with have easily answered this question:   “I feel this intense hatred toward him,” Jasmine...

Relationship Workshop: Picture your Child

Over the years in running groups for co-parents in high-conflict relationships, we began to ask co-parents to bring photos of their children to share with each other. When they showed up at the next...

Relationship Workshop: The Steps to Forgiving your Co-parent

  Marissa was emphatic: “I could never forgive him for what he did to me.”   Jacob was equally certain about his feelings: “I can’t stop thinking about the terrible things she did and how...

Relationship Workshop: Three Rules for Communicating by Email or Text Messaging

    So, you haven’t done that well talking to your co-parent in person. More often than not your phone conversations have been disasters. As a result, you and your ex decided that the best...

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