Cupid's Pulse Article: Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Announce Their SeparationCupid's Pulse Article: Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Announce Their Separation

By Louisa Gonzales

It looks like new exes Hilary Duff and pro-hockey star Mike Cormie are dealing with their spit in mature adult way. The former lovebirds are choosing to remain in each other lives as friends even though they are no longer a couple. According to UsMagazine.com, the former lovers spotted out together on January 12, mere days after announcing their spilt on Friday January 10th, driving home from a social gathering at the Four Season Hotel where they dined together as a family with son Luca, 21 months.

How do you remain civil post-split for the sake of your children?

Cupid’s Advice:

When couples go through breakups it is challenging and difficult as you have to decide on how to move forward in your relationship. After the end of one sometimes you both just want some space and time apart, but what if you have a child together? Having children together changes everything and not only do you have to do what is best for yourselves, but for your children as well. Cupid has some advice on how to keep your relationship on good terms after separating when you have kids together:

1. Communicate: No matter your current relationship status, staying in contact with each other is a must. Especially, if you both plan on taking equal participation in raising your child or children. Things such as living and school arrangements as well as your child’s extracurricular activities are something you need to talk about.

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2. Respect each other: Remember you are both going through the break up and are probably both hurting. You may not be together in a romantic relationship anymore, but you need to stay in each others lives in some capacity. So, it is important to be considerate of each other’s feelings and have the kind of relationship where you listen and respect each other’s opinions. Also, learn how to compromise, as it will help prevent some potential arguments.

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3. Get your priorities straight: Your children should come first. Put aside whatever differences or feeling you may have for each other and focus on what’s best for you and your family. Know that you both want what is right for your children. A child needs the support and guidance of both their parents.

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