For the parent:
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1. The man or woman with you now is in a very hard role. Always show him or her respect and support!
2. Do not flirt or become overly involved with your ex. Be kind, but keep the relationship one of a professional nature. Remember that you are divorced, and your "business" together is your children.
3. If any of the above step-parenting advice applies to you, use it.
4. Thank your partner with regularity for all she or he is giving to make your family work.
For both parents: Remember that “unfinished emotional business” with parents, who have been allowed to become intrusive in a first marriage, is a major cause of the failure of marriages with good potential to succeed. If you are not aware of this, the lethal “unfinished emotional business” will be acted out with your children.
This conversation is in the “to be continued” department. Let us know how your holiday has evolved. Good luck!
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