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In the midst of a global health crisis, it is easy for anyone to feel run down. The uncertainty of many aspects of life, quarantine restrictions, additional childcare needs, and even possibly working from home, can all lead you to feel cooped up.

Many parents are juggling working from home, virtual learning, and lack of childcare, just to name of a few of the struggles. This can be difficult even for an intact family, but it certainly presents a new set of circumstances for co-parents who are divorced, or living separately.

You are not alone, especially if you are a single parent. This is a time where co-parenting is crucial. Parenting burnout is very real and it is easy to feel as though you are spread too thin during this time.

We can only recommend one thing: communication. You and your co-parent will need to work together and support each other. We understand that communication is a two-way street, and both co-parents need to be on board, and that is not always the easiest concept. In an ideal situation, if you need a break, you should be able to reach out to your co-parent for a little help, and they should feel the same.

Sound too good to be true? It is common to not have the type of co-parenting relationship that will allow for this. That means that it’s time to think outside the box. Have you considered engaging in co-parenting counseling? How about family counseling? Or perhaps mediation to work out a modified parenting plan during the pandemic? All of these options can provide you with a safe, open space to discuss how you feel with your co-parent.

Not sure where to start? Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help! We work with many different professionals who can help you and your co-parent work together more efficiently. We also offer mediation services, whether or not you are individually represented.

Want to avoid parental burnout and make your co-parenting situation easier, not harder? Don’t have to look any further. With a combined 20 years of experience, Attorneys Kristen Wolf & Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore can easily help guide you through this time and help you mend your co-parenting relationship.

Ever argue with a woman? Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at

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