I was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner where there were partners and new partners and their ex-partners and all their children. Everyone got along and had a history of getting along. How emotionally healthy for their children! Their parents split, but there is still stability in the children’s lives.
Parents do not realize the damage they cause their children when the parents play access games. They use the children as pawns to get revenge on the other partner.
Parents using their children as pawns and denying access to them is so common. How refreshing to see mature adults put their differences aside and work together for the best interests of their children.
I give thanks for witnessing this emotionally mature behavior. There is hope for humanity.