Couples coming apart or divorcing is often a painful and complicated experience. When there are children, the responsibility of co-parenting can be challenging , if not destructive, when couples aren’t able to work well together. The co-parenting relationship is a critical factor in determining how children will fare during and after separation or divorce. Educating parents and guiding them in mediating their differences helps to heal the wounds of a difficult coming apart process. Parents often struggle with issues of schedules, transfers of children, making important decisions together, etc. When parents can’t get past negative feelings about each other enough to co-parent well and feel they need to return to Court, a Judge may assign a Parenting Coordinator to facilitate. Some couples choose to avoid Court and engage a Parenting Coordinator on their own. As a Parenting Coordinator, I guide couples in learning how to work together so their children can thrive. When that happens, everyone in the family benefits.