Fame and fortune will not keep you from the hardships of living in the same place as your ex after a breakup. After all, relationships end easier than leases or mortgages. Christina Aguilera’s living situation has been uncomfortable, due to her ex-husband Jordan Bratman living under the same roof as her and her new man, Matt Rutler. According to E! Online, Jordan Bratman has finally moved out. As Xtina’s ex now sits in a snazzy bachelor pad, Matt Rutler’s 2011 Ford Mustang GT still sits in the singer’s driveway.

How do you decide who gets the pad after a split?

Cupid’s Advice:

The best way to make an emotional split easier is to put some physical distance between you and your ex-partner. This is very difficult to do when both of your names are on the mortgage.  Here are some tips on how to decide who should stay and who should leave a bit easier:

1. Don’t uproot the children: If children are involved, make an effort to keep them in the same place. This should be a major factor in the decision as to who stays and who must find a new place to live.

2. Compromise: The person who doesn’t get the house needs to get something of equal value to their half of the property.

3. Think logically: Emotions often get in the way of these types of decisions.  Always approach them fairly and logically.  Keep a cool head as much as possible.