Divorce completely transforms someone's life, whether they are the one who filed for the process or not. Any children involved have to go through the process as well, although they often do not understand what is going on. Divorce can be especially hard on children when their parents have custody battles, especially as the parents struggle to negotiate who gets them and when. In Arizona, co-parenting is one form of child custody that allows for open communication between both parties and the children.
Some people who have gone through a divorce completely prohibit communication between their ex and the children. In order to keep one's own privacy, the parent may restrict communication entirely or drastically limit it. Many times, doing this results in hurting the kids involved. This can make it seem like their other parent does not care about them, especially for younger children who have less of an understanding on what is going on.