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Jennifer Wolf

Survive Temporarily Living With Your Ex

By February 15, 2014

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Many divorcing parents are forced to continue living with their soon-to-be-ex spouses because they can't afford to maintain two households. If you're in this situation, you may be wondering how to make it livable, how much to tell your kids, and how to minimize the tension and conflict that surround you.

A couple argues about filing for divorce.

One of the most important factors will be creating some space for yourself, whether that's going for a walk each evening, or getting out with some friends you can confide in. This will help you process your grief and maintain your determination and resolve for the days ahead. For more tips, read the article How to Live With Your Ex While Preparing for Divorce.

In addition, if you've been in this situation before, I'm sure you have a lot of wisdom to share. So I hope you'll take a moment to participate in the "Readers Respond" feature on how to live with your ex. Your advice may be just the thing another single mom or dad needed to hear today!

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