Mum shares 'heartwarming' story about the secret to co-parenting

Caroline Allen
Contributor
One mother shares a lesson on co-parenting that all parents should read. [Photo: Getty]

Breaking up with a partner can be messy, but it’s made even more difficult when there’s a child involved.

Hayley Booth, from Oklahoma, shared a heart-warming story about how she co-parents with her husband, her ex-husband and his current wife.

It’s a story all separated parents should read.

She wrote the post to address how she co-parents so flawlessly, as she’s asked the question frequently.

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With her story, she shared a heartwarming photo of herself and her ex-husband’s new wife both holding the hands of her daughter.

“We just love our daughter.” She tells Facebook in the post, “seriously, it’s that simple.”

“We all love her, and nothing will ever change that. No child deserves to be tossed around back and forth, used as a bargaining chip, or to be put in the middle of any adult drama. She didn't choose to be born, and she certainly never chose for her parents to get divorced.” She continued.

The post has racked up over 20k comments from other parents in similar situations.

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Her daughter calls her ex-husband’s wife Mummy, and the woman explains why she’s completely fine with that.

“Sometimes you just have to put the petty little things aside, to raise your child to be the amazing human being they are meant to be.”

“My daughter isn't the only one who loves her bonus mommy, I love her too. She's become one of my best friends and I rely on her for many things. She is one of the strongest people I know, and I am thankful for her everyday.”

She finishes the post by saying that “peaceful co-parenting” is possible.

“It takes a village to raise a child, and I am beyond thankful for my village!”

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