Mom’s Viral Post Praising Her Ex Is What Co-Parenting Is All About

by Mike Julianelle
Image via Facebook

Mom shares all the ways her ex helps her, even though they’re no longer together

Breakups are never easy on families, but it’s crucial that parents come together for the benefit of the kids. One mom took to Facebook to let her ex, and the world, know how it’s done.

Parenting is tough under the best circumstances. Parenting without a partner is even tougher. But it doesn’t have to be a nightmare, not if you work together.

One mom is sharing an ideal version of co-parenting by praising her ex on Facebook. Jessica Singleton may no longer be with her son’s father, but they still work together to raise their son. She took to Facebook to praise him for his involvement with their child, and how helpful he is to her.

“This is my ex. This right here is more valuable than gold. This is a man who doesn’t pay a dime through the state because when my son needs new clothes, I just call him. This is a man who buys a bundle of kids’ movies on Vudu so even I can enjoy them with my son in my own home. A man who drops off the $45 box of pull-ups at my front door so I don’t have to load him up and go to the store.”

It’s clear from Jessica’s post that despite the issues that led to the dissolution of their relationship, they’ve managed to get past those challenges in the service of the child they had together.

“The amount of obstacles we’ve had to overcome to get to this point are tremendous. This was not easy, this was a choice. Stop giving excuses and come together for your children. I’m the most stubborn person that I know and forgiveness came easy to us for the sake of our son. And because of that, I see my son every single day. We always welcome each other’s presence.”

Image via Jessica Singleton

Single parenting is a heavy burden, and attempting to do it while navigating the wreckage of a broken relationship just makes things harder. Kudos to Jessica and her ex for prioritizing their son’s well-being over whatever differences linger in the wake of their break-up.

And kudos to this dad, for stepping up not only for their son, but for his ex as well. Jessica makes it obvious in her post how grateful she is for his support – not only in the ways he maintains a necessary presence in their son’s life, but in the care and compassion he has for her as a single parent.

These parents are setting a fine example of co-parenting in the aftermath of a broken partnership, an example of respect and unity that, thanks to Jessica’s heartfelt Facebook post, can help set a standard not just for their son, but for everyone who reads it.