Cupid's Pulse Article: Jennifer Lopez Joins Marc Anthony PoolsideCupid's Pulse Article: Jennifer Lopez Joins Marc Anthony Poolside

After a birthday celebration Friday night, Marc Anthony spent a quiet Saturday alongside his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez and their twin children Max and Emme in Miami Beach.  “It looked like a fun family gathering at the pool,” a source told People.  “Everyone looked happy and festive.”  Anthony, who turned 43 Friday, celebrated at Club 50 at the Viceroy after his concert in the American Airlines Arena.  This was the second time the former couple were spotted together post-split.

How do you know how much to associate with your ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

Spending time with your ex post-split is always a touchy situation.  Cupid has some factors to consider:

1. Schism: It depends on how bad things ended.  It takes some time to let negative feelings you have about the situation to subside.  Don’t spend time with your ex until you’re totally recovered.

2. The kids are alright: If there are any children involved in your former relationship, you will have to at least know how to behave with your ex in front of your kids.

3. Sparks: If you and your ex split on mutual neutral terms, then it may take less time to feel OK about reuniting.

When did you start associating with your ex after a break-up?  Share your thoughts below.