Throughout history, warring factions have come together searching for a more peaceful resolution to their disparate needs. They have often turned to negotiation, which at its finest, is a mix of diplomacy, dialogue and recognition. It isn’t about getting what you want or simply giving in to their needs. Negotiation is essentially having both sides walk away satisfied.
As you go through the process of divorce, there will be many issues that arise, but probably none more emotional than those involving your children. Research has shown that high levels of conflict—both during and after the divorce—between parents contribute to poorer adjustment in children. Putting aside any personal animosity and focusing on what’s best for your children will go a long way in creating a custody schedule that works for everyone.