Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: Porsha Stewart Seeks Alimony from Kordell Stewart in New Divorce PapersCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: Porsha Stewart Seeks Alimony from Kordell Stewart in New Divorce Papers

By Jessica Conigliaro

Kordell Stewart filed for divorce and only a week later, wife Porsha Stewart was fighting back, UsMagazine.com reports. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star submitted her own divorce papers through her attorney, seeking alimony and use of their Atlanta mansion.

What are some ways to keep your divorce civil?

Cupid’s Advice:

 You and your husband could not work through you problems made the decision to get a divorce. You want to stay civil with one another throughout the process, but aren’t sure if that is possible to do. Cupid is here to teach you ways to keep things pleasant:

1. Make compromises: Divorces can often get messy. Both people involved want certain things in the divorce. If your soon-to-be ex spouse is dead set on getting your vacation home and you could care less, let them have it. It is pointless to start a huge dispute over property you don’t even want. Be willing to let them have certain things, even if you don’t think they deserve to have it. In return they will not pick fights when you make requests to keep the things you want.

2. Remember the good: In all marriages, there are ups and downs. As you ae going through the divorce process, try to remember why you fell in love with the person. This will not fix your already broken marriage, but it will allow you to feel sympathy for them and not completely resent them.  You and your soon-to-be ex husband will get along a lot better during the divorce if you respect one another in some way.

3. Move forward: The worst thing you can do during a divorce is bringing up old arguments. They are the reasons you chose to end the marriage and should not be mentioned again. The decision has been made to leave each other, so why go through the long and painful disputes again? Keep conversation light between the two of you during this time. Bringing up old wounds will only make you hate each other.

How did you stay civil during your divorce? Share below.