David Arquette has not left his relationship with Courteney Cox behind completely.  According to People, Arquette will be appearing on Cougar Town’s season finale with Cox.  “It’s great to act with Courteney.  I love it.  We met on a set, and it’s great to revisit that,” Arquette said at a dinner hosted by Creative Coalition in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.  Cox, who is said to have no hard feelings, and Arquette have been separated since 2010.  “We treat each other with respect,” Arquette said. “You don’t throw out all the good times you shared just for the change in feelings.”

What are some ways to keep things between you and an ex civil?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being normal around someone you once shared strong feelings for is seemingly impossible.  Here are a few tips on how to remain calm and collected.

1.  Shake on it: Agreeing with your ex-sweetheart to both be civil is the first step in being able to be around each other without old feelings lurking around.  If you do agree to be comfortable around each other be sure to stay true to your word.

2. Keep distance: Just because you and your ex can tolerate each other does not mean you need to know everything about one another’s lives.  Knowing what your ex-lover did after his date will only create tension between you both and leave you hurting.

3. Be respectful: Treating each other like adults is key to staying civil.  Respect your exes boundaries and feelings and they will reciprocate the same behavior.

How did you keep things between you and your ex civil? Share your stories below.