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24th Jun '16 8:34:50 AM Katsuhagi
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Increasingly common in media are situations where a divorced couple still get along for the most part, and in many cases still care about each other even though they're no longer together. In many cases the divorce happened because of distance, circumstance or the simple fact that people change rather than [[YourCheatingHeart infidelity]], betrayal or other serious problems, and the fact that they got divorced is treated as a fact of life rather than due to a flaw in the people. Both parties also generally agree that it was for the best for both of them.

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Increasingly common in media are situations where a divorced couple still get along for the most part, and in many cases still care about each other even though they're no longer together. In many cases the divorce happened because of distance, circumstance or the simple fact that people change rather than [[YourCheatingHeart infidelity]], betrayal or other serious problems, and the fact that they got divorced is treated as a fact of life rather than due to a flaw in the people. Both parties also generally agree that it was for the best for both of them.
them. It's also pretty common for couples who broke up because of IncompatibleOrientation or who were each other's LastHetRomance to end up this way.
24th Jun '16 8:24:19 AM GreenLady
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* {{Deconstructed}} with Lance and Maggie in Series 1 of ''Series/{{Detectorists}}''. They see each other nearly every day despite the fact that they're divorced, and outwardly appear to get along very well. However, in truth Lance hangs around and does boring domestic tasks that Maggie's new husband doesn't want to bother with in the futile hope that she'll come back to him one day, while Maggie is just using Lance for free labour and [[spoiler:mainly keeps him around because she learned about his lottery win and hopes she can convince him to give her some of his money]].
24th Jun '16 8:12:55 AM Katsuhagi
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* {{Music/Adele}}'s song "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" is about moving into this after a rough breakup and ultimately decided to forgive and move on with their lives and sends good wishes and blessings to his new relationship.

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* {{Music/Adele}}'s song "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" is about moving into this after a rough breakup and ultimately decided deciding to forgive and move on with their lives and sends lives. It also has her sending good wishes and blessings to his new relationship.
24th Jun '16 8:07:34 AM Katsuhagi
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* {{Music/Adele}}'s song "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" is about moving into this after a rough breakup and ultimately decided to forgive and move on with their lives and sends good wishes and blessings to his new relationship.
14th Jun '16 2:22:53 PM Silverblade2
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* This can be TruthInTelevision as some do remain friends with the ones they once dated or married, after divorces.
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11th Jun '16 11:55:46 PM rafi
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* WesternAnimation/PepperAnn's mother and father, who split up because he was away as a blimp pilot so often.
* Tino's mother and father in ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''. The main factor of their divorce seems to be that Tino's dad needed to stay on the East Coast for his job.

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* WesternAnimation/PepperAnn's mother Lois and Jonas Foutley on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' were divorced, though it was never made clear why, but was implied due to changes in their lifestyles. Lois and Ginger can still accept Jonas despite him not always being there, but the divorce has made Carl distant with his father, and this conflict appeared in a few episodes, since he wasn't even around for the first season or two of the show and completely failed to keep up on events with his kids. When he suddenly came into the picture it was as a hesitant, awkward but trying man, and fits with the theory of someone who split up because he was ran away as from a blimp pilot so often.
* Tino's mother and father in ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''. The main factor of their divorce seems
problem but is now trying to be that Tino's dad needed to stay on the East Coast for his job.fix it, but is aware they don't really deserve a second chance.



* Sharon's parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' are divorced, but are in good terms and bath have a new partner.
* [[CoolLoser Jane]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s final season, after she gets over him [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] with [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]. [[spoiler:Daria and Tom]] at the end of the series.



* Lois and Jonas Foutley on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' were divorced, though it was never made clear why, but was implied due to changes in their lifestyles. Lois and Ginger can still accept Jonas despite him not always being there, but the divorce has made Carl distant with his father, and this conflict appeared in a few episodes, since he wasn't even around for the first season or two of the show and completely failed to keep up on events with his kids. When he suddenly came into the picture it was as a hesitant, awkward but trying man, and fits with the theory of someone who ran away from a problem but is now trying to fix it, but is aware they don't really deserve a second chance.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' Charlene seems to have this sort of relationship with her ex-husband [[MadScientist Doctor]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Doofenshmirtz]], even defending him when [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter their daughter]] calls him evil. (Even though he ''is'' by [[CardCarryingVillain his own admission]]). Doofenshmirtz himself is civil around her and Vanessa, but one can tell that he doesn't appreciate her DeadpanSnarker attitude and remains a tad bitter:
-->"[[VillainSong ...far away from city life/My stupid brother, and ex-wife...]]"
** In her first appearance in "Ice Cream, You Scream" Charlene tells Vanessa that "no one's evil" and that their marriage didn't work because they both wanted "different things" ("was one of those things, being evil? 'Cause he's evil").
** In the episode "Run Candace, Run", Doof's building is being foreclosed on since he spent his mortgage money on some gargoyles. Despite Charlene being able to lend him the money to cover the cost, he refuses to call and ask her, since she told him gargoyles were a stupid idea. In the end, he does ask her, and she does lend him the money after the obligatory "I told you so."
** Subverted with their AlternateUniverse counterparts in "Tales from The Resistance: Return to the 2nd Dimension"--[[spoiler:they are in fact HappilyMarried and pretending to be divorced, for a number of reasons ranging from protecting Charlene from the law to tax benefits to just preferring to have their space]].

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* Lois Fry and Jonas Foutley on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' were divorced, though it was never made clear why, Amy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' previously dated but was implied due to changes in their lifestyles. Lois and Ginger can still accept Jonas despite him not always being there, but the divorce has made Carl distant with his father, and this conflict appeared in a few episodes, since he wasn't even around for the first season or two of the show and completely failed to keep up on events with his kids. When he suddenly came into the picture it was as a hesitant, awkward but trying man, and fits with the theory of someone who ran away from a problem but is now trying to fix it, but is aware they don't really deserve a second chance.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' Charlene seems to have this sort of relationship with her ex-husband [[MadScientist Doctor]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Doofenshmirtz]], even defending him when [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter their daughter]] calls him evil. (Even though he ''is'' by [[CardCarryingVillain his own admission]]). Doofenshmirtz himself is civil around her and Vanessa, but one can tell that he doesn't appreciate her DeadpanSnarker attitude and remains a tad bitter:
-->"[[VillainSong ...far away from city life/My stupid brother, and ex-wife...]]"
** In her first appearance in "Ice Cream, You Scream" Charlene tells Vanessa that "no one's evil" and that their marriage didn't work because they both wanted "different things" ("was one of those things, being evil? 'Cause he's evil").
** In the episode "Run Candace, Run", Doof's building is being foreclosed on since he spent his mortgage money on some gargoyles. Despite Charlene being able to lend him the money to cover the cost, he refuses to call and ask her, since she told him gargoyles were a stupid idea. In the end, he does ask her, and she does lend him the money after the obligatory "I told you so."
** Subverted with their AlternateUniverse counterparts in "Tales from The Resistance: Return to the 2nd Dimension"--[[spoiler:they are in fact HappilyMarried and pretending to be divorced, for a number of reasons ranging from protecting Charlene from the law to tax benefits to just preferring to have their space]].
remain close friends.



* WesternAnimation/PepperAnn's mother and father, who split up because he was away as a blimp pilot so often.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' Charlene seems to have this sort of relationship with her ex-husband [[MadScientist Doctor]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Doofenshmirtz]], even defending him when [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter their daughter]] calls him evil. (Even though he ''is'' by [[CardCarryingVillain his own admission]]). Doofenshmirtz himself is civil around her and Vanessa, but one can tell that he doesn't appreciate her DeadpanSnarker attitude and remains a tad bitter:
-->"[[VillainSong ...far away from city life/My stupid brother, and ex-wife...]]"
** In her first appearance in "Ice Cream, You Scream" Charlene tells Vanessa that "no one's evil" and that their marriage didn't work because they both wanted "different things" ("was one of those things, being evil? 'Cause he's evil").
** In the episode "Run Candace, Run", Doof's building is being foreclosed on since he spent his mortgage money on some gargoyles. Despite Charlene being able to lend him the money to cover the cost, he refuses to call and ask her, since she told him gargoyles were a stupid idea. In the end, he does ask her, and she does lend him the money after the obligatory "I told you so."
** Subverted with their AlternateUniverse counterparts in "Tales from The Resistance: Return to the 2nd Dimension"--[[spoiler:they are in fact HappilyMarried and pretending to be divorced, for a number of reasons ranging from protecting Charlene from the law to tax benefits to just preferring to have their space]].
* Tino's mother and father in ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''. The main factor of their divorce seems to be that Tino's dad needed to stay on the East Coast for his job.



* [[CoolLoser Jane]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s final season, after she gets over him [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] with [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]. [[spoiler:Daria and Tom]] at the end of the series.
* Sharon's parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''.
10th Jun '16 8:10:41 PM Valiona
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', if you choose to ask Ai out midway through her Social Link, in the second-to-last scene, she will break up with you. Unless you tell her that you need time apart ([[YouLoseAtZeroTrust which will break the link]]), the link concludes with her asking to stay friends with you.
5th Jun '16 5:59:47 PM Minni128
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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, we have Ragyo and Soichiro, who actually still love each other and, after the events of Comic 25, seemed to have gotten back together, making that also a case of DivorceIsTemporary.

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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, we have Ragyo and Soichiro, who actually still love each other and, after the events of Comic 25, seemed to have gotten back together, together (along with the fact that they ''do'' live together and spend time together), making that also a case of DivorceIsTemporary.



* This can be TruthInTelevision as some do remain friends with the ones they once dated or married, after divorces.

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* This *This can be TruthInTelevision as some do remain friends with the ones they once dated or married, after divorces.
5th Jun '16 5:56:42 PM Minni128
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* This can be TruthInTelevision as some do remain friends with the ones they once dated or married, after divorces.
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* This *This can be TruthInTelevision as some do remain friends with the ones they once dated or married, after divorces.
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5th Jun '16 5:56:06 PM Minni128
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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, we have Ragyo and Soichiro, who actually still love each other and do have plans to get back together when the girls are older, making that also a case of DivorceIsTemporary.

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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, we have Ragyo and Soichiro, who actually still love each other and do and, after the events of Comic 25, seemed to have plans to get gotten back together when the girls are older, together, making that also a case of DivorceIsTemporary.


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*This can be TruthInTelevision as some do remain friends with the ones they once dated or married, after divorces.
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