Hollywood divorces seem to make the headlines for dramatic reasons, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s recent divorce has gained national attention for a different reason. Though the couple was divorced in 2015, they’re starring in a new role for effective co-parenting following a divorce. Jen and Ben have managed to remain loving and civil to each other following their split while managing to maintain their focus on keeping their family bond in tact.
In recent interviews, both Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner spoke lovingly and respectfully about each other and how they remain committed to sharing their family’s lives and experiences. In fact, the family will travel together to Europe this summer while Ben is in production on his latest film. According to a recent article in Psychology Today, effective co-parenting shown by this Hollywood couple is highly possible with the right tools.
Parents who can remain amicable throughout their divorce proceedings and committed to decision making that is best suited to the needs of their children are already on their way to effective co-parenting. It is important for the couple to keep the lines of communication open with each other and strive to continue family traditions and celebrating life’s milestones as a family. Supporting each other’s roles in the lives of the children is essential to fostering a positive post-divorce relationship.
Parents that listen to their children’s concerns, answer their questions honestly, and seek the support of other divorced parents who are successfully co-parenting their children can be very helpful when forming new family relationships. Supporting each spouse’s new relationships following a divorce can help the children accept new relationships and family situations that may evolve. Encouraging and enabling children to maintain and foster their bond with grandparents and other relatives can provide stability as well.
Depending on the situation surrounding a divorce, some couples may find it difficult to establish a positive new beginning. Seeking professional guidance as a family can initiate ideas and foster communication that can help to establish new boundaries and expectations. An objective third party can help the couple focus on what’s best for the children and family unit while meeting their individual needs.
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