how to co-parent with a toxic ex

How to Co-Parent With a Toxic Ex

atriumadminCo-Parenting, Parallel Parenting

The breakdown of a serious romantic relationship can be traumatic for everyone, the most vulnerable of which are often the children who get stuck in the middle of contentious separations. For those in the process of leaving a toxic or willfully harmful spouse, the trauma can be even greater and knowing how to create a secure co-parenting plan is essential …

tips for dealing with parental alienation

Rebuilding the Nurturing Connection Between Parent and Child: Tips for Overcoming Parental Alienation

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If you are currently facing prolonged alienation or disconnection from your child, there’s no doubt you know just how painful it can be to feel isolated and left out of some of the most important moments in their lives.  Parental alienation is, unfortunately, an all too prevalent phenomenon that occurs when one parent intentionally undermines or damages a child’s relationship …

parental alienation and family reunification

Rebuilding the Path to Connection: How Reunification Can Restore Broken Parental Bonds

Pathways TeamCo-Parenting, Narcissism, Parental Rejection

Parental alienation can be a devastating and emotional experience for both parents and children to navigate. “Losing” a child due to high conflict, broken relationships, or manipulation by a narcissistic ex can make the alienated parent feel broken, stuck, and helpless to turn the situation around.  Reunification therapy is an evolving form of family coaching and counselling that focuses on …

co parenting in a high conflict divorce

Transforming a High-Conflict Divorce into a Low-Stress Home Environment For Children

Pathways TeamCo-Parenting, Family Coaching, Family Reunification

Going through the dissolution of a relationship and moving towards divorce or permanent separation can be an incredibly difficult experience that brings out a wide variety of emotions as you navigate an uncertain and unfamiliar future. For those with children involved in the equation, it is crucial to move forward with caution, especially in high-conflict situations where both parties may …

co-parenting with a narcassist

Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

Pathways TeamCo-Parenting, Narcissism

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is clinically characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, an intense need for attention and admiration, and an extreme lack of empathy. If your co-parent exhibits these symptoms, they must be accounted for in your co-parenting strategy. If their behavior is left unchecked, it can cause unnecessary trauma for your child, lead to family bond obstruction, …

parallel parenting with a narcissist

Parallel Parenting with a Narcissist

Pathways TeamAlienation, Co-Parenting, Family Coaching

Developing a parenting arrangement after separation or divorce is hard. As many parents know, underlying mental health issues can complicate the situation even further. One of the most common factors in a high-conflict separation or divorce is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy, NPD and other high-conflict personalities can make …