The end of a marriage is stressful enough, but navigating the tricky business of co-parenting as a result of divorce can be incredibly difficult.
At a time when it seems so many famous couples are breaking up, and not amicably, it's refreshing to hear that Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillipe are handling co-parenting like champs.
Although their children are a bit older (a daughter age 17 and son age 13), holidays can be a very sensitive subject among families.
But Phillipe told ET that, "As a divorced dad we trade off, so last year my kids and I went to my parents in Delaware, this year they will be with their mom, and I am shooting a movie up in Toronto."
"I am going to fly down to Philly and just have a Thanksgiving with my parents and the kids get to be with Reese."
It seems that they have everything worked out, with absolutely no animosity between them. Phillipe even complimented Reese for being so supportive as a co-parent.
He also emphasized the importance of always putting your children first as a co-parent, even if that means putting your wants and needs aside.
"You have to get to that point as a divorced parent, as any parent, where you’re not putting yourself first," he says, "You want the kids' experience to be its own and not like, 'Well, I need to have my time!' We have been very good about that."
We're taking notes.