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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…

“What’s in your children’s best interests” is what is always asked when parents are divorcing. You may have even asked yourself that question. However, when you are in pain or trying to heal yourself, it can be hard to determine if a parenting choice is really in your child’s best interest if it hurts, harms, or negatively affects the mental health of you, the parent. Therefore, we are going to explore the key differences between parallel parenting vs. co-parenting. One of these parenting choices is choosing between “co-parenting” or “parallel parenting.” Just like it was essential to have a birth…

Divorce is hard. Divorce is devastating. However, it is not the end, and it can be the beginning of something amazing. This is an opportunity to start fresh and build a new life for yourself and your family. Here is how to move on after divorce. It may feel hopeless and sad right now; the pain of losing someone or your family is immeasurable. However, it is possible to rebuild your life after divorce and come out happier and more at peace than ever. Divorce is not the end, and it is a beginning of a whole new you, a…

This is my little red brick home on Lavender Lane. It’s really the only all red brick house in of the trendy ever-popular all-white farmhouse style homes. I wanted this home to be different from everyone around me. Everything about this home is fresh and new. Even the plants out front are babies; they will grow along with us; they will be part of new beginnings, rooted in love and memories even when it’s sold to a new family one day. This house is the foundation of an amazing life for my kids and me. Years of loss, pain, heartbreak…

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