Anger and resentment are often normal feelings in a separation or divorce. However, your child needs you to put bitterness aside and stay kid-focused to construct a successful co-parenting relationship. If you have pent-up anger, vent with a family member, friend or therapist, but never discuss the issues with your children or in front of them, KidsHealth cautions. Expressing negative feelings about your ex might make your child feel the need to choose between the two of you.
Your youngster should never be put in the middle of relationship issues. For example, kids should never be messengers between you and your former spouse. If you have an issue to discuss or a message to convey, take it directly to the other party.