The week after Billy and I told the children we were divorcing, we both moved out. Or neither of us did, depending on your perspective.
For the first several months of our separation, Billy and I cared for our sweeties in a custody arrangement called bird-nesting. From the start, we both committed to putting the children first and coparenting equally, and bird-nesting, an option recommended by our therapist, helped us achieve that goal. When bird-nesting, the children remain in the home and the parents rotate in and out, rather than the more traditional shared custody arrangement where each adult sets up a household and the children rotate between homes.
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