Love and Relationships

Relationships 101

Dr. Beth Erickson

Relationships 101 – Developing a Post-Divorce Co-Parental Team, and Childlessness by Choice

When Marlene Clay divorced, she vowed not to repeat the mistakes of her parents and stepmother. So she forged a co-parental team with her ex and his new wife. Laura Carroll, author of Families of 2, interviewed 30 couples who are childless by choice that suggest a roadmap for those who choose to remain a family of 2. We discussed couples’ rationale for this choice as well as how to manage some of the societal pressures they face.