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Platonic Parents On The Rise

Back then, divorce was a taboo. Families rarely talked about marital disputes that ended marriages and left children broken too. Fast-forward today, divorce is quite common and people are no longer embarrassed to admit to the world that they made a mistake and their marriage is over. For many of these bickering couples, it is better to be lonesome and single once more than being trapped in a loveless and toxic relationship. It’s bad for the kids too to see their parents quarrel all the time. If you failed to see it from that angle.

If there is anything good that comes out of this situation, it’s of mothers and fathers banding together for the sake of their kids. The term “platonic parents” became a thing and in a way, children still have both their parents to love and care for them minus the negative energy that always follows before when they were still constantly fighting one another.

There are many ways to have a happy, healthy family that fall outside of the traditional nuclear family unit. Today’s diverse social climate and advanced technology have expanded the definition of family, reminding us that family is a matter of love, connection and care—rather than simply blood and marriage. Children need parents who are committed to loving and supporting them, and that love and support are found in a variety of family structures.

That’s why many people who have split from their partners consider platonic parenting (also popularly known as co-parenting). Platonic parenting occurs when two or more people decide to raise children together, even in the absence of a romantic connection.

Families with platonic parents can take a variety of forms and living situations. 

(Via: https://goodmenproject.com/families/platonic-parenting-could-it-work-for-you-bbab/)

Divorce is often the reason why ex-couples become co-parent. However, couples who haven’t tied the knot and separated from each other for a lot of reason can also become platonic parents. Even if these couples did not break up on good terms, they usually set their differences aside and try to work things out as parents of the kids they have once created outside the marital bliss.

Co-parenting is a term most often applied to couples who have kids and continue to parent amicably, post-breakup. But another definition of co-parenting makes romance obsolete from the start. Also known as “platonic parenting,” this arrangement involves two or more people who join forces for the sole reason of having and raising a child. 

This can include a gay couple and a woman who joins them in a threesome of parenting. Or two friends who become parents together. The possible makeups of co-parenting relationships are endless, and they’re contributing to a growing number of representations of what family can look like.

(Via: http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/love-sex/relationships/why-couples-are-turning-to-platonic-parenting-7895806)

Co-parenting breaks out of conventional ideas such as a man and women (heterosexual) relationship. Gay couples can be platonic parents too. In a sense, they aren’t really what you’d normally call as normal parents but they can become great parents too, to orphans or neglected children who are craving for the love and attention only a parent can give.

Co-parenting is a term most often applied to couples who have kids and continue to parent amicably, post-breakup. But another definition of co-parenting makes romance obsolete from the start. Also known as “platonic parenting,” this arrangement involves two or more people who join forces for the sole reason of having and raising a child. This can include a gay couple and a woman who joins them in a threesome of parenting. Or two friends who become parents together. The possible makeups of co-parenting relationships are endless, and they’re contributing to a growing number of representations of what family can look like.

(Via: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2017/02/21/its-not-about-romance-these-singles-want-a-parenting-partner-not-a-life-partner/?utm_term=.70b1bb0bfcdd)

Life does not end when relationships do especially when there are children in the equation. They still need parents to look after them, so they still have a positive view of life. It may be a sad thing for parents to break up and move on but it is quite inspiring to see them take the challenge of acting like the mature individuals that they are and co-parent in peace.

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