Divorce is hard for any couple, whether the split is filled with pain and heartbreak or it’s totally amicable. There’s sadness, disappointment and regrets to contend with, not to mention a feeling of failure that makes you wonder if you did anything and everything to save the marriage. But for couples with children, it can be that much tougher since you have more than just yourselves to answer to.
While you might not want to see your ex again, that simply can’t be helped when kids are in the picture. Sure, it would be nice to never know about your ex-wife’s new boyfriend or former husband’s latest vacation that you two somehow never got to go on, but those are the kinds of things that are impossible for moms and dads to avoid. Kids talk — but so should the parents who are no longer together.
Divorced dad Billy Flynn and his ex are perfect examples of how to co-parent, so much so that maybe they might want to think about teaching a course. Just because you’re no longer in a relationship with someone doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t treat them with care, support and respect.
“It’s my ex-wife’s birthday today so I got up early and brought flowers and cards and a gift over for the kids to give her and helped them make her breakfast,” Flynn wrote on Facebook, which was promptly shared on Love What Really Matters’ page.”Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. This annoys me. So ima break it down for you all.”
Flynn then goes on to talk about their two sons and how important it is to set a good example so they learn not only how women should be treated but also to ensure that their views on relationships don’t become skewed.
“Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever.”
It doesn’t get any better than this.