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The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Mar 24, 2020

This week I’m sharing my recommendations for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a member of my Facebook group or follow me on Instagram, you may have heard me talking about how there are no shelter-in-place or quarantine guidelines for divorced families, especially those with blended families. We are told to stay home or to shelter-in-place, but what is a quarantine when you have children spread out across multiple households? 

The government can’t necessarily mandate how blended families react to quarantine, but they can make guidelines. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard one politician or infectious disease expert say a single thing about our demographic.  

As it stands right now, co-parenting guidelines are simply, “Comply with your court orders.”  And, in many cases, that can be dangerous for everyone’s health. 

In this episode, I’ve put together some ways that co-parents can deal with the current situation. 

Here are just a few of the topics I touch on in this episode:

  • Why communication with your co-parent is crucial now, more than ever
  • What to do when you have an ex who is not taking the pandemic seriously
  • The importance of talking to your children in age-appropriate ways about COVID-19
  • How to cope with being stuck cohabitating with your soon-to-be-ex and how to continue with divorce proceedings
  • If you are in an abusive relationship in quarantine, you are in danger. 


Resources and Links:

Susan Guthrie, Divorce in a Better Way

Hello Divorce (for the State of California only)
It’s Over Easy

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233

1:1 Coaching with Kate

The Ultimate Divorce Survival Guide

Should I Stay or Should I Go Facebook Group