03/24/2014 10:20 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Very Important Lesson I Learned From My Divorce, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

When asked about the most important lesson she learned from her divorce, Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli had a great response.

“If you have children, love your child more than you hate your ex,” she advised.

“If you’re angry, don’t let your child see it.” Valerie pointed out that talking poorly about your ex-husband or ex-wife to your child ultimately only hurts the child, so she encourages speaking kindly and rationally about your ex-spouse around your children.

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Valerie Bertinelli

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