Whether you’re navigating co-parenting with your ex, building a blended family, or doing both, post-divorce parenthood has its own particular set of challenges, milestones, and wins. From sharing custody with an ex-spouse they still consider toxic to finding relief during their days or weeks “off,” here are 16 parents’ confessions about the highs and lows.
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My relationship with my stepdaughter will never be the same after she stopped visiting
On my days with my son (divorced)he cries for his dad. It hurts my heart and I resent him
Being a single mom is easier than being married to a man child
Feeling resentful towards my stepson- he’s so mean to my daughter!
Ex and I split kids & dogs 7 days on and 7 days off, I ??? my kids, but also ?? having a gd break.
I’m glad my ex is failing as a parent even with our son being 25
I love being separate, I live next door to my ex, we both see our kids everyday but get solo time!
50/50 custody & I’m glad I get a break from the kids. They were a$$holes last week.
Trying so hard to be civil with my coparent but he is making it beyond hard
I wish my 25 yr old step-son would finally move out of my basement.
I hate my bonus kids mom. She treats me like crap.
My ex is so toxic, coparenting is so hard.
Coparenting after divorce feels like the trauma of being married to that guy over and over.
My ex pays little child support. I not only do everything but pay for everything as well.
I look forward to when my kids go to their dads.
Blending families is so much harder that I imagined. Some days I only want MY kids
H’s ex-wife is awesome! Always flexible with the parenting schedule, is willing to take Step DD6, DD4, and my DS 10mo to give me a break, PLUS is a good listening ear. Not sure why he divorced her. Starting to realize it’s my H who is a total a**hole.