From The Confessional: Post-Divorce Parenthood

What 16 parents really think about post-divorce parenthood.

by Emma Coburn
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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

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On my days with my son (divorced)he cries for his dad. It hurts my heart and I resent him

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Being a single mom is easier than being married to a man child

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Feeling resentful towards my stepson- he’s so mean to my daughter!

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Ex and I split kids & dogs 7 days on and 7 days off, I ❤️​ my kids, but also ❤️ having a gd break.

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I’m glad my ex is failing as a parent even with our son being 25

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I love being separate, I live next door to my ex, we both see our kids everyday but get solo time!

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50/50 custody & I’m glad I get a break from the kids. They were a$$holes last week.

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Trying so hard to be civil with my coparent but he is making it beyond hard

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I wish my 25 yr old step-son would finally move out of my basement.

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I hate my bonus kids mom. She treats me like crap.

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My ex is so toxic, coparenting is so hard.

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Coparenting after divorce feels like the trauma of being married to that guy over and over.

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My ex pays little child support. I not only do everything but pay for everything as well.

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I look forward to when my kids go to their dads.

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Blending families is so much harder that I imagined. Some days I only want MY kids

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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.

Confessional #2090423

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