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Political differences in co-parenting relationships

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2023 | Divorce |

Most Maryland parents accept that others have different political opinions. However, differences in political alignment can, in some cases, cause tension in co-parent relationships. If it gets to the point where one parent is using these differences to manipulate the children, an intervention may be necessary.

Try speaking with your child’s other parent

If the views of your child’s other parent are concerning, you should try and talk to this person. These discussions aim to get you on the same page with your ex-spouse. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to agree with their takes. However, there’s nothing wrong with communicating that your former spouse shouldn’t force views on their children.

Get help from a third-party professional

Unfortunately, not every divorce goes smoothly. In these situations, it could be difficult or impossible for two formerly married adults to work things out themselves. During these times, it might be best for a neutral third-party specialist like a therapist to enter the picture. A therapist or similar professional might help two parents resolve differences for the betterment of their children.

Watch out for signs of parental alienation

Parental alienation often occurs when one parent uses methods to turn a child against another parent. One sign of this situation is when your child disparages your religious, political or other personal beliefs. This situation often indicates that one parent is trying to radicalize their child, especially against the other parent.

Getting divorced is rarely easy, especially when children are in the picture. If another parent continues forcing beliefs on your child, their visitation rights may be affected.


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