Sometimes parents in New Port Richey find that their constant arguments and dissatisfaction with their marriage ultimately makes divorce the best choice for them. But, sometimes arguments between parents continue to arise even after the divorce is final. One study has shown, however, that this conflict can affect a child’s mental health.
According to the study, when a child is exposed to conflict between parents who are no longer in a relationship with one another, the child may fear abandonment and may have future mental health problems. The study found that this fear of abandonment by one parent or the other was especially strong when children had a strong relationship with their father.
Co-parenting after a divorce
Parents in Florida should do what they can to avoid conflict post-divorce. They should not disparage one another in their child’s presence or argue in front of the child. If parents cannot communicate effectively in person post-divorce, they may want to communicate via text or email. Parents should adhere to the parenting time schedule laid out in their child custody order and should respect one another’s time with the child. This can reduce the potential for conflict post-divorce.
Learn more about parenting time in Florida
Parents in Florida naturally want to see their child thrive post-divorce. This may entail a certain amount of cooperation between parents, whether they share custody of the child or whether one parent has sole custody and the other parent has visitation rights. Our firm’s webpage on parenting time in Florida may be a good resource for those who want to learn more about this topic.