Divorce/ Co-Parenting


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal

with the intent of throwing it at someone else;

you are the one getting burned.



When the decision is made to divorce, there are many issues that need to be addressed.  Everyone benefits when the couple is able to part more peacefully.  This is extremely important when children are involved.  Family, friends and children should not have to choose sides.  The divorcing partners may choose to no longer be married, but if they have children, they will always be parents. Children deserve two loving parents who will put the children's needs above their anger towards the other parent.  


Divorce issues may include:

  • ​Coping with process of divorce
  • Adjusting to being single
  • Establishing your own identity
  • Setting appropriate boundaries with divorcing partner
  • Dealing with unresolved anger
  • Recognizing your role in the relationship ending
  • Learning to relate in healthy ways to former partner


Co-parenting issues may include:

  • ​Telling the children about the divorce
  •  Addressing the needs of the children
  •  Putting children's needs first
  •  ​Respecting children's needs to have a positive relationship with each parent
  • ​ Learning to be flexible
  • ​ Helping children to feel safe and secure
  •  Developing an authentic parental relationship with each child 
  •  Guidelines for introducing children to any new dating relationship



1 402 5631422  



Sharon Nyffeler, M.S.

Columbus, Ne  68601

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