Life after divorce can be exciting but there are also numerous challenges. When you and your co-parent were together, you could balance your parental responsibilities. Now, you’re going to have to figure out these things on your own.
You’re serious about your career, but it doesn’t take priority over your children. How can you balance your working life with your responsibilities as a co-parent?
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
You’re not alone
As a single co-parent, you may feel like you are totally alone. However, this isn’t the case. Your family and close friends will still be there to help. As well as seeing you, your kids are bound to be excited to see their grandparents on your side.
Don’t be afraid to rely on them for help from time to time. For instance, if you finish work an hour later than your child needs to be collected from school, why not let your grandparents take the child home and get settled?
Request some flexibility from your boss
The majority of workplaces are aware that their employees may have families. In fact, any decent employer should account for this in their policies and handbook.
Try speaking to your boss and find out if there is any flexibility in terms of your shift patterns. Maybe you are able to work from home sometimes, which means you can start and finish earlier and be there for your kids when they are done at school for the day.
Adapting to life post-divorce can be tricky, but it’s possible to make a success out of it. If you have questions about your parental rights, be sure to seek some legal guidance.