The Co-Parenting Method that is Reconnecting Parents with Withdrawn Kids

After your divorce, you can be feeling unsettled one day and a bit more yourself the next.  Your family landscape looks completely different. You are still finding your ground again, emotionally, financially and mentally. On top of it all, you’re not sure how to bridge the growing gap this separation has placed between you and […]

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Understanding Nesting Custody

Nesting custody, also known as “bird’s nest custody,” “birdnesting,” or “bird’s nest co-parenting,” is a child-centered approach to co-parenting after separation or divorce. In this arrangement, the marital family home remains the primary residence for the children. Rather than the children moving between two separate homes, the parents rotate in and out of the family […]

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Navigating Memories: What to Do with Pictures of Your Ex and the Kids

Divorcing a narcissist is undeniably challenging, especially when it comes to handling reminders of the past. The question arises: what should you do with pictures of your ex and the kids? In the realm of memories and emotions, it’s a complex matter. Reflecting on my own experiences growing up in the 60s, where all family […]

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Relocations in Custody Battles and High-Conflict Divorce

How to Move On and Protect Yourself from Parental Alienation Claims It’s normal when a relationship ends for people to be angry and upset. In most cases, these feelings tend to subside with time. As things begin to settle down, people generally find ways to work together to make sure the kids can get through […]

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Why is a parenting plan so important with a narcissist?

A parenting plan is a valuable tool to create when there is a dissolution of a marriage with children involved but it is especially important in a divorce with a narcissist because it can help to provide structure and stability for the child during a potentially chaotic and emotionally draining time. A parenting plan can […]

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Why “Parental Alienation” is Not A Syndrome But Your Child’s Rejection is Real

According to the American Psychological Association, parental alienation is “a child’s experience of being manipulated by one parent to turn against the other (targeted) parent and resist contact with him or her.” It is one of the most predictable and threatening concepts coming into the conversation during high-conflict divorce and/or custody battles when there is […]

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Co-parenting With A Narcissist: Fake It Til You Make It

After a 3 and ½ year custody battle my ex-spouse who has severe Narcissistic Personality Disorder was forced to settle on a shared parenting plan for our 6 year old daughter. This was after 3 ½ years of parental alienation tactics with me as the targeted parent. The child psychologist that had been appointed for […]

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Surviving Parental Alienation

The pain in my heart is all-encompassing. Moments weave in and out—moments of my current daily existence—moments of memories of earlier times in our children’s childhood, before Parental Alienation severed the loving bonds that I enjoyed with our kids and took for granted. My tears well up and drop, falling slowly to the depths of […]

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An Anonymous Story of Co-Parenting

I have a stalker. He doesn’t lurk in the bushes by my house with binoculars. He doesn’t follow me to work or spy on me while I run errands. But he still inserts himself into my life and the effects of his actions are present in my home. He is the father of my child.  […]

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