Effective communication can be difficult between couples in the best of situations.
Effective communication between couples who are divorcing or have divorced can seem next to impossible. However, in today’s world with at least 50% of all marriages ending in divorce, many parents will raise their children in two different homes. Successfully co-parenting children who live in two separate homes requires effective communication.
In fact, being able to effectively communicate during or after your divorce is not only important, but essential if you have children.
While divorcing may sever the marriage relationship, if you and your ex have children together, you will need to be able to effectively communicate in order to be able to effectively coparent. While effective communication can be made even more difficult if you and your spouse have had a high conflict coparenting relationship even before separation or divorce, it is imperative, if you have or are divorcing, that you and your spouse be able to work together as a team with respect to your children. This requires effective communication.
The skills and techniques of effective communication are essential to raising children to be rounded and well-adjusted adults.
The skills and techniques needed to effectively communicate with your Ex about your children can be learned.
I recently read the book entitled “BIFF for CoParent Communication: Your Guide to Difficult Texts Emails, and Social Media Posts” Written by Bill Eddy, Anette Burns and Kevin Chafin.
This is the book that I would recommend to any individual who has children and is or will be going through a divorce. BIFF stands for Brief, Informative Friendly, Firm. This book has been written and published to help those individuals dealing with communication issues involving a high conflict ex-spouses during and after separation and divorce.
This book offers simple effective and practical advice on how to effectively communicate with your ex-spouse regarding your children. By reading this book, you will learn the ins and outs of effectively communicating and thus co-parenting with your ex-spouse.