If parenting wasn’t hard enough to begin with, finding yourself separated from your partner with young children can be hugely stressful. The emotional turmoil of the situation notwithstanding, practical day-to-day activities can suddenly seem a lot harder when you’re on your own.
Added to that is also the stress of having to communicate everything you’re doing with the kids with your ex-partner which can be fraught for any number of reasons, even if it’s a relatively amicable split.
According to About.com, arguing about things like parenting time, discipline, and parenting styles is common. In fact, expecting to never argue with your ex would be unrealistic.
The trick is to learn how to keep your fighting to an absolute minimum and how to pick your battles or just don’t have any at all. It takes time and effort to develop a healthy co-parenting relationship where there is no conflict involved. If you can stop arguing with your ex, your kids will also be a lot happier and less stressed and so, therefore, will you.