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How important is communication with my ex?

Video: How important is communication with my ex?

By: Steven Benmor, B.Sc., LL.B., Family Lawyer

Jurisdiction: Ontario (Canada)

… and the most important thing is communication. Communication. Even when a relationship ends, and there’s a child in common, you don’t have the option of not communicating. And so, a lot of people think, “Well you know what, I can’t stand him” or “I can’t stand her” and that’s the end of it. In some cases, people actually take it out on their own children because they don’t want to have anything to do with him or her, they then don’t see their children or they see their children less or they call them less. And that’s definitely something that requires some attention and examination.

Steven Benmor

(’First Take Live’ video clips courtesy of Dan Carter Productions. Original Broadcast: 2007) About the author: Steven Benmor practices Family Law in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Visit Steven Benmor’s online Family Law Resource Center for concise answers to many more frequently asked Family law questions, feature articles on Family law topics, dozens of links to other Family law websites, and more at The information on this page is for discussion purposes only. It is by no means legal advice or even a statement of the law on this subject. Please do not rely on the accuracy or completeness of this information. Any question or concern elicited by the information on this page should be taken to a lawyer who will consider the facts of each case and the legal remedies available.