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Have you recently gone through a complicated divorce or breakup? Were you unable to get full custody of your children and are left having to co-parent with your narcissistic ex-spouse? If so, you may want to consider partaking in a parallel parenting plan with a narcissist. But what is parallel parenting? Pin For Later Parallel Parenting Definition Parallel Parenting happens when you cannot “co-parent.” Parallel parenting involves co-parenting between two parties that do not require extensive communication. This process allows the two divorced parties to detach and not engage with each other. There will not be many discussions about daily…

Parallel parenting is a term I recently came across, and while I do not have a formal parallel parenting plan in place through the court system, I, in fact, am a parallel parent with my second ex-husband. I always thought I was co-parenting with a narcissist, and this was my way of protecting myself and my child, but there is an actual term for it. I parallel parent due to the high-conflict nature of his personality, our relationship, a contentious divorce that caused many hurt feelings, and some people need strict boundaries. I found that limited communication and only communicating…

Co-parenting can be difficult, but it is not impossible! One way to make the process easier is by using a co-parenting app. Using an app allows you and your child’s other parent to create boundaries for yourselves, communicate clearly with one another about parenting plans each of you has in place or are trying out, write down any exchanges that have happened between children and parents, as well as expenses related to raising kids. Co-Parenting can be complicated if there were never good feelings present during the relationship when they broke up; however, this does not mean it cannot work…

Co-parenting with a narcissist will be one of the hardest things you will do in life. It is a never-ending battle and conflict that is not necessary. Learning to cope for the sake of your children and your own peace is essential. Finding the right tools and techniques to deal with this kind of personality will be vital to your health and your children’s well-being–A co-parenting app such as Our Family Wizard, boundaries, and you are armed with information on how to reduce stress in co-parenting or dealing with a narcissist. These are the best books on co-parenting with a…

I have done a lot of reading and research on positive co-parenting, parallel parenting, and co-parenting with a narcissist. I have experienced all situations. These are the best co-parenting books I have read and recommend for a HEALTHY and POSITIVE co-parenting relationship, specifically. Getting tips and tricks in co-parenting will help your life be at peace too. Less conflict equals less stress. A co-parenting relationship will likely be one of the most complicated relationships you will have in your lifetime. Getting to a place of understanding and peace with your co-parent takes education, boundaries, maybe the need for a co-parenting…

Co-parenting is challenging under normal circumstances. Co-parenting with a narcissist or a difficult co-parent is even more complicated. I have been divorced twice and have two co-parents. However, I have two entirely different co-parenting relationships with each of them. I have experienced the good, the bad, and the very ugly. With my first co-parent, it took us a long time to get to a good place, feelings and hurt between the two of us dissipated, and we both moved on. That is when our co-parenting started to run smoothly. It does happen. We were able to put everything aside and…

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