It is well-known that good communication is very important for married couples. However, good communication can also be very important for divorced couples, particularly for divorced couples with kids. When parents divorce, there generally are many matters regarding the kids that they will need to communicate with each other about, such as custody exchanges, joint parenting decisions or the kids' holiday plans. Good communication between divorced parents when having conversations about these topics may be able to help such parents prevent minor issues from becoming major disputes.
Now, there are some things that can be potential sources of communication problems between divorced parents. One is any animosity and emotional hurt they feel over the divorce. Thus, keeping one's emotions in check can be important when talking with one's ex about matters regarding the kids.