The main causes of conflict
There are several areas that most commonly cause conflict between separated and separating parents:
Money – You’ve probably both got less of it now you’ve separated, which can be really stressful.
Time with your child – Some parents can be tempted to use this as a bargaining tool.
Decision making – It can be frustrating for the other parent if you make decisions about your child without involving them.
Parenting styles and values – If you have differing views of how to raise your child it can cause tension and arguments.
New relationships – You or your child’s other parent might have found a new partner, which may take a while for everyone to get used to.