Even though you may not be married to your former spouse anymore, you will still need to communicate with one another when there are children.
Most of the time as a relationship coach, I work with couples to help them regain a connection and keep it, emotionally and physically. sometimes, however, couples come to see me who have decided to either separate or divorce. They come see me, especially if they have children, because they realize they must learn to work together for the sake of their kids.
Often one of the underdeveloped parts to their relationship is their ability to communicate. Believe it or not. if a couple decides to be apart, their communication system needs to be better than perhaps ever before – for the benefit of the children.
The gift within a very difficult situation like this can be that a couple learns to get along because they are forced to set their hurt, pain, and egos aside and rise to the occasion of parenting.
Although separating or divorcing may not be seen as a success, if handled positively and productively, it certainly can be.