Cupid's Pulse Article: Exes Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Reunite for Son Bronx’s BirthdayCupid's Pulse Article: Exes Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Reunite for Son Bronx’s Birthday

By April Littleton

Ashlee Simpson and her ex-husband Pete Wentz reunited to celebrate their son’s fifth birthday in L.A.’s Studio City neighborhood, Saturday, Nov. 16. Both exes brought along their new significant others. Wentz arrived with girlfriend of two years Meagan Camper, while Simpson showed up with Evan Ross.  “It didn’t seem awkward at all between Evan Ross and Pete Wentz. They took a  family photo and were all in it — Pete, Meagan, Ashlee and Evan,” a source told

How do you remain civil post-breakup for the sake of your children?

Cupid’s Advice:

A breakup is always tough to handle, but even more so when kids are involved. You may want to get rid of your ex altogether, but whether you like it or not, the two of you have to cooperate if you both want to maintain a stable relationship with your children. Cupid has some tips:

1. Set boundaries: When it comes to your children, you and your partner need to come up with a clear set of boundaries. It’s very easy to let the negative feelings you have toward your ex get the best of you, but you have to remember that the two of you will be in each other’s lives permanently. Keep your relationship platonic and only communicate with each other when the kids are involved. You don’t need to be in each other’s personal life anymore.

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2. Don’t badmouth: There’s no need to bring up your ex around your children. When you do have to bring him/her up, make sure you’re not saying anything negative about them. Your kids don’t need to feel like they have to choose sides. They love you both. If you can’t contain your frustrations, vent them to a friend or a family member in private when your babies aren’t around.

3. Take your time: Just like with any breakup, you and your ex will need to take time to move on from each other. Don’t rush into a new relationship and don’t bring multiple potential partners into your home where your children live. Take it one step at a time and help your kids understand why their parents aren’t together anymore before you start dating around.

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