How To Get Along With Your Ex

Former power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's recent tell-all about their divorce shows it’s possible to part amicably. Here’s how to turn romance to friendship (and give the kids a happier family environment)

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“If you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person.” – Jennifer Garner, on her split with husband of 10 years, Ben Affleck

Respect The Freedom Of Speech
“It’s fine. She’s allowed to talk about it. She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with, so she could say, ‘Look, I already talked about it – I don’t want to do it again.’” – Ben

Say Kind Words About Each Other
“Jen’s great. She’s a great person. We’re on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that’s the reality that I live in.” – Ben

Remember Why You Loved Him
“I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision… You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life.” – Jennifer

Accept His Strengths And Weaknesses
“He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it,’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.” – Jennifer

Photo: TPG

 

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