Taking Control Of Co-Parenting Conflict

By Nancy Duarte Life Coach | Nov 25, 2022
Conflict arises from differences, both large and small. It occurs whenever people disagree over their values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires. Sometimes these differences appear trivial, but when a conflict triggers strong feelings, a deep personal need is often at the core of the problem. Fighting A Toxic Abuser Feels Impossible... Here's why co-parenting is a battle with a TOXIC PERSON. It feels impossible... You have spent years in this toxic relationship. You have or are enduring gaslighting and false allegations. You are told that you were the crazy one. You are told so many other lies. "You're told you are ultra-sensitive." Or they say, "That's not how it happened." "Your memory is horrible." "What's wrong with you?" "You need help." Finally, after years of suffering through that, you get the courage to break free and end the relationship. Now, you're starting the process of co-parenting. You start to slowly realize that your co-parent continues his/her superficial charm, or maybe they use crocodile tears and convince everyone else and your children that they are the victim. The attorneys, the evaluators, the guardian ad litem, the judge, your family members, your friends, and once again, your children. It makes you feel like you're banging your head against the wall with no end in sight! Then, to make it worse, you question yourself once again. "Maybe everything they said was true?" "Were they right this whole time?" "Maybe I really am the crazy one?" Well, guess what? And pay attention to this because it's important... It's not you. It's the process of entering a battle with a toxic person. Family therapy has been my profession for over 23 years, and I've lived the experience myself. Live it to understand it, as they say. I have dealt with hundreds of toxic parents during sessions of conflict, and I have developed methods to overcome them. I'm going to teach you three specific strategies that you can put to use immediately! These strategies are not law-based, so it doesn't matter where you live. They will work! First, I'm going to teach you how to set firm and effective boundaries that will protect your sanity in co-parenting with a toxic abuser. Second, I'll show you effective communication strategies to use against the toxic co-parent. You can't just ignore them completely because that could come back to hurt you. Finally, I'll teach you how to deal with your toxic co-parent in court without looking like an idiot. People always ask, "Can my children or people see through them?" We'll discuss that in this section in this masterclass. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):