By Noelle Downey

This week in celebrity news there’s an item that will have many Brangelina fans breathing a sigh of relief; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are talking again. According to EOnlinne.com, after a six-month period of silence when news of the celebrity divorce broke, the former couple has finally put aside their differences enough to open up some direct lines of communication. While the exes’ relationship is still strained, a close inside source says their recent move to connect personally is a “significant step” away from only speaking through lawyers. The source also claims that things are less “tense” now between the former power couple and that “they’ve both agreed to put the kids first.” No doubt Pitt and Jolie’s six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne are just as relieved as we are that their parents have taken a step from sour to civil.

This former celebrity couple are working through their issues for the benefit of their kids. What are some ways to keep children out of the crossfire when it comes to messy divorce proceedings?

Cupid’s Advice:

There’s no way around it; divorces can be painful and frustrating. But never fear, as that doesn’t mean they have to pull apart families for good. Cupid’s on the case to give you just a few key ways to make sure your divorce won’t demolish your children’s sense of security:

1. Try your best to stay civil: If there’s constant animosity between you and your former spouse, your child will pick up on it. While anger and sadness are normal responses to a life event like divorce, it’s important to remember that your child is also likely experiencing these emotions, and keeping your relationship with your ex civil will help smooth the transition for them.

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2. Develop a new routine: Angelina Jolie said in a recent statement to the press, “We are and forever will be a family. And so that is how I’m coping.” Remember that regardless of your feelings for your ex, you are first and foremost a family. If the circumstances of the separation allow it, try to make room in your new routines for your child(ren) to spend time with the other parent. While at first this may be difficult, in the end it will help your whole family cope with the change.

Related Link: Celebrity Divorce: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Lawyers Are Trying to Hash Out Custody Agreement

3. Take care of yourself, too: You can’t be expected to be a rock for your children if you aren’t first taking care of your own mental and physical health. A source recently said that after the Hollywood divorce, Brad is “doing well and is focused on healthy, clean living.” Take a tip from this celebrity parent and indulge in some self-care.

 

Do you think Brad and Angelina are on the right track to keeping their divorce amicable? Let us know in the comments!