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How to Get Along with Your Ex

Updated on March 18, 2014

How to Get Along with Your Ex

Communicating and getting along with an ex is not always an easy task. However, if you have children with your ex then getting along is a must for the sake of the children. Here are a few things you can do to help foster a cordial, healthy relationship with your ex.

How to Get Along with Your Ex

1. The first step to getting along with your ex is to be civil. Stay positive and keep your negative comments to a minimum. If you are going to say something negative, reframe it so that it becomes a positive statement.

2. Be cooperative, especially if children are involved. Work together and make decisions that are in the best interest of the children.

3. Stay calm and don't raise your voice regardless of what he/she says. Resist responding with something that you'll regret later.

4. Be clear. Say what you mean but say it carefully and without raising your voice or being aggressive.

5. Avoid starting your sentences with "you", "you never", and "you always. Start your sentences with "I" instead. This will help to avoid sounding aggressive and as if you are accusing her of things.

6. Don't talk to your ex about things that trigger negative emotions.

7. Remember the reason why you are apart and don't fall into the same traps.

8. Don't argue about things that have nothing to do with the kids or about things relating to your past relationship/marriage. Keep the topics on the kids.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The first step in learning how to get back together with your ex is to determine why exactly the breakup occurred. Even though you can't go back into the past to change the reason the breakup occurred, you can learn from the mistake and try to grow from to get your ex back

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      you got to my funny bone. blessed.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      After my ex and I divorced I made the choice to always love him as he is my son's daddy. We have a good friendship today and my son is very secure as a result. Thank you for making this lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you for featuring my shirt on your lens!

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      Getting along with ex's can be easy and these tips are very helpful