Wonderful article on co-parenting and the realistic, gut wrenching difficulties of trying to make it work with a narcissist personality, parental alienation and high conflict cases with my comments: photo parents standing on sidewalk used in co-paernting article march 2016


I echo the statements of so many others who have posted on this article. It is a beautifully written, clear and concise article on the emotions and reality of these co-parenting situations dealing with a narcissist personality. Or for that matter parental alienation and high conflict custody cases. Forcing parents to believe that every scenario should result in co-parenting if only the parents would care more about the children as opposed to hurting the other parent has developed into a “hostage situation.” With the narcissist and other similar behaviors holding the compliant parent as hostage. But they are not alone, the courts, attorneys, mediators, parenting evaluators, all subscribe to this fantasy. Let me be clear. I absolutely believe that co-parenting works in some scenarios. Just not all. A little known parenting program is gaining momentum called Parallel Parenting. The simplest description of Parallel Parenting is the one in which each parent, parents separately from the other parent. Not co-parenting. When the children are with one parent they make all the decisions for the children without interference from the other. When the children are exchanged the authority to make parenting decisions transfers with the children so to speak. The exception being emergencies and any other provisions specified in the court order. A Child Custody and Divorce Coach with 32 years experience dealing with Family Law, 24 years as a law enforcement, 10 years research into Family Law, last 8 years as a Coach I am well aware of this “hostage taking” by the narcissist personality and parental alienation scenarios. I just finished writing an ebook to help get this information out to parents. NO MORE HOSTAGES SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE TITLE. But I went with something a little easier to find on internet searches! Pre-order you copy now. Or better yet get a subscription to our new quarterly e-magazine on this and other important topics dealing with your divorce and custody issues click here or copy and paste this into your url.




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