A defamation suit between Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey has become a he-said-she-said fight to the death.  Even after a mediation session with ex-husband Kevin Maher that lasted over nine hours, no settlement has been made.  As reported by E! Online, Maher is suing Staub for $5 million and is claiming she damaged his reputation by accusing him of being a rapist, cocaine user and dog killer.  Staub denies ever saying those things and claims that no one could damage his reputation more than his tell-all Cop Without a Badge.

How do you deal with bad blood after a divorce?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes marriage isn’t forever.  When a separation happens, sometimes there’s bad blood between the two parties involved.  These issues can stem from emotional or material conflicts and can get extremely heated.  Cupid has some ways to deal:

1. Cut the drama: If you are angry about something at the end of a relationship, first ask yourself, “Is this really so important that I need to address it?”  If the answer is no, move on with your life and save your money and energy.

2. Keep the kids out of it: A divorce can be hard enough on the children, so don’t air your post-divorce issues on them.  The split should most likely have nothing to do with them, so do the right thing and stay civil in their presence.

3. Try to come to an agreement: If the issue is big enough that you do pursue legal action, remember that no one is going to get 100-percent of what they want.  Try to compromise in order to end your ordeal as efficiently as possible.  The earlier it’s settled, the faster you can move on with your life.