I hope someday this is how my children feel about our divorce. We aren’t great friends, but we are committed to positively co-parenting and I have friends.
He remarried to a woman much more suitable for him, and she and I are notably closer than he and I.
The best part, though, is the family my kids have gained. Both my ex and I came to Alaska with our parents ( he was grown, I was 9) who have since moved back to the contiguous US. I have a brother here, but we don’t speak. Baggage from the turmoil of our childhood, I suppose.
But Karen, the kids other mother, has siblings, both parents, aunts and uncles and cousins and nieces here. They are a close knit family and that was something I was afraid my children would be robbed of, since custody prevents either of us from moving closer to family.
Loved this story. ❤