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When people think of divorce, they think of the finances, they think of the emotional implications, and they think of how it will affect their children. What they may not think about is the fact that they will never truly be rid of their ex. Once you have a child with someone, you’re tied together forever. And not just in a mild way—you need to communicate almost as regularly as if you were still married because, if you’re going to be good parents, you need to keep each other up to date on everything happening with your kid. If you’re one of those very lucky couples, then you might have one of those truly amicable divorces in which both people want it, and nobody screwed anybody over. But for the rest of you, here’s what it’s like to raise a child with an ex.



Your kids will want you back together

Your children will constantly ask you if you and your ex are going to get back together. They’ll guilt you into thinking you did the wrong thing by getting a divorce. They really will do things a-la “Parent Trap.”







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