You had a fling during a business trip to Chicago and then you each returned to your lives, planning never to see one another again. Maybe you had a one-night stand, thanks to Tinder or possibly too many tequila shots, with someone you barely remember except that they left their number in your phone. Now there's a baby, and both of you want to be involved. How do you make that work?
If you and your co-parent are sharing custody of your children, it's essential to understand the importance of making their transitions between your homes as smooth and easy as possible. Until kids get used to spending their time in two different homes, moving back and forth can produce a good deal of anxiety. There are a number of things that parents can do to help ease this anxiety.
If you're divorcing a co-parent with alcohol and/or drug issues, one of your primary concerns is the safety and well-being of your kids. You may fear that your spouse's addiction has already caused your kids enough emotional damage.