How The Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting Dynamic Ruins Marriages
And secrets start to form
Overall, secrets start to form in the house. There isn’t an open dialogue between the parents about what the kids are up to. This gets worse in the teenage years. Things can get extreme. Maybe the good cop is letting the teenagers drink alcohol or drive with just a permit—no license yet. Keeping small secrets turns into keeping big secrets—the kinds that break up marriages.