Co-parenting is a nightmare especially when it is with a person who has a borderline personality disorder. It is not an ideal situation. Ideally when you plan to have children it is best to be sure you are going to stay with your partner for the rest of your life so as the children will be brought up with both parents in their life.
However in this day and age this is not the case. More and more couples are breaking up and moving on to lead other, possibly better lives. But what happens if the estranged mother or father wants to hang around and try and see their children from time to time. And what happens if they have the above mentioned condition known as BPD. This is when conflicts can start and sometimes i am sure you would think it would be better if the estranged parent would just go and live his/her life else where and leave the children to get on with their own life! We have many more Parenting Help Articles Now Available.
Okay so what happens if you have to deal with a borderline personality disordered estranged parent who is hanging on
1. Never fight in front of a child.
You need to know when to stop a conversation if it starts to become heated, know when to walk away from the parent suffering from the borderline personality disorder and also you must know when you have no choice but to call the police.
2. If the situations when exchange of the children becomes to stressful or unpredictable then you need to understand that it is important to completely get yourself out of the situation. Do what it takes to keep your child from ever seeing that parent again. After all one parents love can be more than enough for the child.
3. You need to remember however, never to badmouth the parent in front of your child.
4. Abduction of the child by the parent who has BPD is very possible. This is why it is important that you know how to deal with a person who is suffering from this condition. We have many more Parenting Help Articles Now Available.