It's been quite the rollercoaster ride, this journey of co-parenting with my ex-wife. When we first got divorced, I never imagined the challenges and joys that would come with raising our child separately. But here we are, navigating through it all.

There have been moments of frustration and resentment, no doubt. Trying to coordinate schedules, share responsibilities, and make decisions together when we can barely stand being in the same room is no easy feat. There have been arguments and disagreements along the way as well.

But amidst all the chaos and tension, there have also been moments of pure joy and satisfaction. Seeing our child thrive despite our differences brings a sense of pride like no other. Witnessing their milestones and achievements makes all the struggles worth it.

I've had to learn how to communicate effectively with my ex-partner for the sake of our child. It hasn't always been smooth sailing - misunderstandings happen frequently - but we're making progress every day.

Co-parenting has taught me patience like nothing else ever could. The ability to put aside personal feelings for the greater good is a skill I continue to hone each day.

And then there's the loneliness that comes from not having my child around 24/7 anymore. It's a strange mix of relief at times (a break from parenting duties) yet an overwhelming sense of emptiness too (missing their presence).

Overall, co-parenting has forced me to grow in ways I never thought possible - emotionally matured me beyond belief! And while it may be challenging at times...the joys far outweigh everything else.

So here’s hoping for more peaceful days ahead as we continue on this journey called co-parenting.