Despite their 2007 divorce, Reese Witherspoon and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe still work together when it comes to their kids, according to UsMagazine.com.  The duo came together to cheer on their son Deacan at his football game last week.  This isn’t the first time the former couple have reunited for the sake of their kids, as they co-hosted Deacon’s 7th birthday party at the W Hotel in Los Angeles last October.  Even though their relationship didn’t work out, Phillippe isn’t shy about the good relationship he has with Witherspoon. In response to his ex-wife recent marriage, he said, “”I’m very happy for both Reese and Jim [Toth].  I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children.”

How do you maintain a good relationship with your ex-partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

If things don’t work out and you end up splitting from a partner you share kids with, it’s important to keep the relationship civil for the sake of the children.  Cupid has some tips:

1. Communicate: Even if you don’t necessarily want to share every detail of your day with your ex, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open when it comes to your kids.

2. Don’t keep secrets: Children know how to “work the system” when it comes to divorced parents.  Make sure you and your ex are working together to set rules and boundaries for your kids, and stick to them.

3. Do what you have to do: Obviously you may not want to see your ex on a regular basis, but suck it up and reunite to show your mutual support for your children.  Being uncomfortable for a little bit is worth it when you see the smile on your child’s face.

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