By Dejha Carlisle

In the latest celebrity news, former celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have decided to remain cordial, if only for the sake of their children, according to a source. The pair has the option to opt out of seeing each other unless necessary, but they spent their Christmas together on the same property. Affleck has no problem with residing in the guest cottage on their 3-acre property, though it’s a less than ideal situation. The kids are pretty content about the living situation, and sources from UsMagazine.com says everyone is happy this way. This celebrity news is humbling, but it shows how even famous divorced couples can get along.

This celebrity news is disheartening for fans. What are some ways to stay cordial with your ex for your kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Keeping the little ones in mind is a very important thing to consider when you’ve recently had a split. Cupid has a few ways to help you remain cordial:

1. Give it time: The best way to deal with a split is to give it space and time. Your kids need the time to let the divorce sink in, and by doing this you can help them understand that you are all still a family.

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2. Don’t reminisce: Hanging on to memories might seem heart-warming, but doing so can confuse you (and possibly the children) in the end. Live in the now, and focus on what’s best for your kids. Don’t dwell on the past.

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3. Maintain!: Make sure both you and your ex are both putting in the effort to work on your new friendship. Check in, involve each other in activities with the kids, and remember to keep everything cordial.

Keeping your cool with an ex around your kids may seem difficult. What tips can you give that might make it easier? Comment below.