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Why Parenting Is Easier After Divorce

Emily and William are like many families in America. They’re middle class with steady jobs and have three kids. Their life is full of trying to manage work and family time. But William travels a lot for work, which leaves Emily feeling like a single parent even though they’re still married. This situation can be pretty stressful!

But here’s something interesting: Even though we often think of divorce as a hard and sad thing, it can sometimes make taking care of children a bit easier. When Emily and William decided to divorce, they had to figure out how to share time with their kids. It seemed like a hassle at first, but it turned out to be a positive change. They got to spend quality one-on-one time with their kids, something they didn’t really do before. Now, Emily can spend quality time with her children without any interruptions, and she also gets some alone time to relax and do things she loves.

Why am I telling you this story? Because couples like Emily and William aren’t the only ones. Divorce can sometimes make parenting easier, even though it seems tough at first. Today, we’ll explore why that might be true for you too.

Shifting Perspectives on Parenting Post-Divorce

After a divorce, the dynamics of parenting undergo significant shifts, often leading to a more positive and enriching experience for both parents and children. Here’s how:

  • Parent-Child Relationship: Remember those nights when things were tense between you and your ex? Yeah, those aren’t exactly prime kid-bonding moments. But when you get divorce and things have settled, you can focus on quality time with your child, building a closer, more meaningful relationship. That has a significant favorable impact on co-parenting.

  • Co-Parenting Dynamics: After a divorce, parents usually spend extra time learning about co-parenting. They might search online for parenting tips, strategies, and resources, and watch YouTube videos. Sometimes, they even sign up for online courses to learn more about parenting after a divorce. You probably did this too, right?  That’s because your child becomes your number one thing to care about. Learning to co-parent helps you get along better with your ex for the sake of the kids. Working together like this not only makes it easier to figure out custody and visitation, but also makes things nicer for the child. When co-parenting improves, it’s easier to handle disagreements and build loving relationships with the kids, which is really important for their happiness and health.

  • Child Development: Children whose parents get divorced often become stronger, nicer, and better at taking care of themselves. They learn these things by watching how their parents deal with the divorce, like how they handle fights, set rules, and talk to each other. Learning these skills is super important because it helps your kids handle their own problems later on. Plus, it makes things easier for parents when it comes to raising their kids after the divorce.

The Importance of Scheduled Time Alone

Taking time for yourself after divorce isn’t just about taking a breather from parenting;
It’s about giving yourself time to rest and get better, which can actually make you an even better parent! Why is this so important?

Feeling Better Inside and Out:

  • Feeling less stressed and having time for yourself can make your mind feel lighter and happier.
  • When you’re alone, you can think about your goals and even learn new things. This makes you a super-smart parent, ready to tackle anything!
  • With more energy and a calmer you, you can be a more positive parent and have tons of fun with your kids. Like, the best playmate ever!

Getting Stuff Done:

  • Having time alone means you can really focus, whether it’s on work or a personal project, without someone asking you a million questions.
  • Getting a good night’s sleep is easier when you can relax without any interruptions.
  • When you have more time and fewer clutter, it is easier to maintain your home clean and organized. Which is ideal for raising children in a pleasant environment.

Being a Better Parent:

  • Having a regular schedule for visits gives your child a sense of safety and routine, which can help them feel less worried.
  • Spending time with your child regularly helps you stay connected and build trust with them.
  • Having a set schedule for visits can reduce arguments between you and your ex, making it easier to plan things and work together as parents.

Nobody can promise that parenting will be a breeze after a divorce – life just isn’t that simple. However, weaving stronger connections with your kids is totally possible when you make those precious moments together count and keep the lines of communication wide open. 

Need help? Stay connected with Our guidance and support can smooth out some of the bumps in parenting after divorce. You can try our parenting app too. It’s like having a parenting coach in your pocket, guiding you to be the perfect parent you’re meant to be.

Why 2houses?

We are a co-parenting facilitator!


A calendar for everyone, getting organised when you’re divorced is a priority. 2houses provides you an online shared schedule, with many editing, adding, and sync features.


For us, as divorced parents, the financial topic is most of the time a conflict topic. Now, 2houses manages all expenses from each parent, keeps you informed on the situation, day after day, coins after coins.


Communication is key, this is why 2houses offers you an online messaging tool, simple, efficient and secure.


The journal is your quick family social network. You can easily share all information, news, photos, videos, and even your children’s funny quotes. The family is never far away, no matter where you are geographically located.

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