Cupid's Pulse Article: Malin Akerman and Husband Split Months After Son’s BirthCupid's Pulse Article: Malin Akerman and Husband Split Months After Son’s Birth

By April Littleton

According to People, Malin Akerman and husband Roberto Zincone have decided to end their marriage. The Trophy Wife actress, who married Zincone in 2007, gave birth to son Sebastian in April. “[Motherhood is] amazing, the biggest love you have ever felt in your life,” Akerman said after having her baby.

What are some ways to remain civil post-breakup for your child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Breakups are difficult to deal with – especially if children are involved. Maintaining some type of relationship with an ex is crucial if both parents plan on staying in their childrens’ lives. Cupid has some tips:

1. Communicate: You and your ex will be in each other’s lives for a long time because of your child, so avoiding each other isn’t an option. During the time when you do have to communicate with your former flame, keep things short and simple. Remain respectful of each other’s boundaries and only talk about the kids.

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2. Keep negative comments to yourself: Don’t talk bad about your ex in front of your children. Keep in mind that your kids love the both of you, so bashing each other around the children will hurt and confuse them. Don’t make them choose sides. Keep them out of all of the drama that surrounds you and your ex.

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3. Be the bigger person: Your former partner may be the type of person who wants to make the situation harder on you once the two of you finally decide to call it quits. Keep your cool and walk away from any potential fights that may arise. You need to keep your composure for the sake of your children. If your ex doesn’t want to follow suit, maybe he/she shouldn’t be involved with the parenting for awhile.

How did you remain civil post-breakup for your child? Share your experience below.