01/18/2013 11:57 am ET Updated Jan 18, 2013

Parenting After Divorce: 13 Ways To Make Conversations With Your Ex Less Stressful

After divorce, it's understandable that you'd want to keep conversations with your ex to a minimum. Unfortunately, it's never that easy. From negotiating who gets the family pet, to figuring out who will have the kids over winter break, some conversations with your ex-spouse are simply unavoidable.

So how do you make those necessary chats a little less stressful? To find out, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to share with us the de-stressing strategies that have worked for them when they've had to talk with their exes. Click through the slideshow below to see their advice, then scroll down to the comments and tell us how you keep your calm when you speak to your ex.

How To Make Conversations With Your Ex Less Stressful

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