http://www.thedivorcemagazine.co.uk spoke with Nevine Bentley of Facilitate Family Mediation http://www.facilitatefamilymediation .... as she answers the question, can you be friends with an ex?
Coping with divorce can be hard but what if you remain friends with an ex, would that help you? Would that make parenting children of divorce easier?
Nevine's frank and candid discussion on being friends with an ex opens up a world that makes divorce easier to cope with once all the negative emotions have been taken control off.
Children of divorce do find coping with divorce a challenging journey but if you can be friends with an ex and therefore agree to a parenting plan that works for children and divorce then it will indeed make their experience easier to bear.
It took her 10 years to leave the marriage because of the relationship her ex had with the children. She didn't want to disrupt that.
She talks of children of divorce and how the way the divorce is handled is crucial for their long-term wellbeing.
Can you be friends with an ex?