By Jessica Conigliaro

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren finalized their divorce back in the summer of 2010–and not on the best of terms. They have made the mature decision to stay on good terms for the sake of their children. People reports a member of Woods’s crew saying, “He’s not getting back with Elin. That’s never going to happen. They are co-parenting the children. Like any other mature adults, they have set aside their differences and are striving to be the best parents they can possibly be.”

What are some ways to set aside your differences for your children?

Cupid’s Advice:

Divorce can be messy no matter what the circumstances are. The love you once shared with you spouse turns to hurt and resentment. Your kids will surely be affected by this drastic family feud. Cupid offers some advice on how to keep them from feeling the burden:

1. Let go of the past: Spending time with your ex is inevitable if you have kids. Your son has a baseball game that both of you will be attending; things like that will always come up. Don’t rehash on old arguments–especially not in front of the kids. It’s in the past and will only hurt everyone involved when brought up again.

2. Be friendly: We all know how intuitive children can be. They notice everything around them. When their parents are fighting, kids become upset as well. Befriending your ex husband will not only make it easier for you to be around them, but will also make your children feel comforted knowing their parents can act civil around each other.

3. Do things as a family: For their whole lives, your kids spent most of the time with both a mother and a father. Now that you are divorced, it is safe to say that will change for them–but it doesn’t have to completely. Invite your ex to the park next time you go, or plan family dinners. Your child will be happy to have his/her family together again–even if just for a meal.

How did you stay close to your ex for the sake of the children? Share below.