By: Author Clarissa. After I got home from going out to dinner recently my husband asked such a simple yet powerful question that really got me thinking, so I thought I would give you a little insight into our family. Let me explain our co-parenting situation and why my husband has to share me with another man. Co-parenting is the shared experience of raising a child, despite not being married or in a relationship together. I married my husband Keith when Reece was 3 years old. In full disclosure Keith was always aware of and a huge proponent of my relationship with Rick, as he only ever wants the best for Reece too.