The common vernacular of divorce has embraced the concept of “co-parenting”, which is essentially what otherwise healthy couples have done with their children for decades. Despite any residual hurt caused by divorce, both parties are psychologically healthy enough to focus on what is best for the children going forward.
Co-Parenting with a Narcissist is Impossible
The concept of co-parenting is one in which both parents can have rational discussions surrounding things like education, health care, activities, travel, extracurriculars, and all the things that go into raising children across two households. However, the dynamic when dealing with a disordered person is much different. In order to even approach success in parenting under these circumstances, one must practice “parallel parenting”.