Abuse of any kind in any type of relationship is unacceptable and should be dealt with. You do not have to remain in a relationship that is physically, mentally or emotionally damaging. However, when you are married to an abusive spouse, protecting yourself and your children from controlling behavior and violence is more complex.
Co-parenting isn’t exactly easy. You and your ex-partner my not see eye-to-eye on much these days, but keeping your kids healthy, happy and prepared for success is a priority for both of you. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Just because your marriage didn’t work doesn’t mean you can’t be great co-parents. If you’ve found co-parenting to be a continuous struggle to keep the peace, we have a few suggestions that could just make this delicate issue a whole lot easier: