Many women ask how do I co-parent with my ex who's a narcissist and doesn't know the meaning of co-parenting. It just doesn't work! Now what? Now, you let go and use these parallel parenting techniques to get you through those growing up years.
I don’t have to spout statistics at you when it comes to divorce rates – we all know that divorce is highly prevalent in our culture, especially for couples with children. Is that a terrible thing? Not necessarily, since many couples decide to divorce in order to protect their children from a negative domestic environment. […]
In parallel parenting, interactions and communication between parents are extremely limited to only essential topics.1 Sharing parenting responsibilities with someone who is diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is difficult, and amicable co-parenting arrangements may be impossible to navigate. In these cases, parallel parenting may be the best option. Clear boundaries minimize the conflict
If you're trying to parent with a toxic ex, you've probably hit Google hard trying to find solutions to your problems. It's likely that you've also been bombarded with the term "parallel parenting." While parallel parenting refers to parenting in any sort of high-conflict situation, it seems to be the ONLY way to parent with