Olivia Wilde has been seen lunching with ex-husband Tao Ruspoli.  According to People, the couple who filed for divorce in March looked happy together on Tuesday while doing some afternoon shopping in Venice, CA.  This isn’t just a one-time occurrence; in fact, the hot divorcees who were married for eight years were also seen together at the end of July.  As the Cowboys & Aliens star told Marie Claire, “We’re friends.  His family is my family.”

How do you keep a cordial relationship with your ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

When a relationship doesn’t work out many couples end up splitting up without a friendly parting. In Hollywood, multiple that by ten as the news hits the tabloids.  It isn’t too often that ex-lovers find friendship where there was once intimacy but it does happen.  It’s definitely a much better place to be than full of hate and negativity.  Here are some ways to have a healthy relationship with your ex:

1. Bond over the kids: If you have kids with your ex, chances are you both love them unconditionally.  So, don’t focus on your issues as a couple, center your attention on being a good mother and father for your kids.  Be there as a team and your relationship may have the chance of being less bitter.

2. Avoid drama: If you aren’t going to rekindle your relationship anytime soon, there is no reason to revive the drama.  Leave the past in the past.

3. Get in touch with your feelings: Whether it’s yoga, mediation or therapy, get in touch with your feelings in order to heal and wash away the negativity that could be destroying you inside.

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