After a divorce is finalized, there are often harsh feelings between the parties which affects the way that they decide to raise their children. Those feelings can become even more negative when one party moves on with their life by getting romantically involved with another person. I have dealt with clients who dislike their ex-spouse's new wife or husband for no apparent reason, other than the fact that they are married to their ex. How you choose to deal with your ex-spouse after a divorce is critical to raising healthy well adjusted children. If you choose to put your own feelings aside for the betterment of your children, you will find that everyone is happier. While Hollywood is rarely the yardstick to measure what to do after a divorce, there are some couples who are doing it right. While it may be unrealistic to think that you can be best friends with your ex and his/her new spouse, its important to be friendly for the sake of your children.
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