Marriage is hard and takes a lot of work. Even though one tries everything in their capacity to make it work, it sometimes just doesn’t.
Divorce is difficult and especially if there are children involved. The common notion in such cases is that the parents would never get along and the children would have to live with his fact for their whole life.
But a lot of parents now are now trying to make a change by putting in the effort to create a harmonious cohesive family unit even after divorce.
There is a term for this called co-parenting.
Wikipedia explains, “The co-parent relationship differs from an intimate relationship between adults in that it focuses solely on the child.”
One person that is absolutely living the concept of co-parenting day in and day out is Blake Higginbotham of Nederland, Texas.
He recently posted his ex-wife’s engagement photos and congratulated her and her future husband. He is being applauded all over the internet for this gesture.
He wrote on Facebook, “This is my ex-wife. The mother of my 3 children. The woman who brought all 3 of my children into this world.”
He admits that their divorce was “bitter.” But all of it changed after a few years.
He explains, “We got married young, had 3 beautiful children and had a bitter divorce. 3 years later, that relationship is much different. We share the kids evenly and support them in everything they do. We act as a team.”
He further adds, “The man she’s with is a great guy. He’s great to my kids and they love him to death. As a father, I couldn’t ask for anything more. I sincerely wish you both the best. I’m thankful for many things including yall’s relationship.”
Sharing his story, he advised divorced parents and said, “To anyone divorced, I encourage you with all of me to try and look at this from a different angle. Just because you didn’t workout as husband and wife doesn’t mean you can’t be mom and dad.”
Higginbotham’s post got viral and got shared more than 115,000 times.
Source – Parenting is not easy