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18th Apr '16 10:15:14 AM Divra
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** The Commander is also on good terms with his "high-school" girlfriend Spider, and they still meet up for drinks and talks occasionally. Things got a bit strained between them when she decided to go full-body cyborg (the Commander has always been violently opposed to full body-mods), but that seems to have passed when he realized it was what she genuinely wanted and not some conspiracy from the higher-ups.
** The Commander's relationship with his ex-boyfriend Tank is a bit more strained, but largely amiable. Still, Tank has a whole slew of mental health problems, and another slew of non-related personality issues which make him... not the easiest person in the world to deal with.
17th Apr '16 7:44:18 PM SirVancelot131
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** And of course, Ross and Rachel. They were hostile towards each other for a few episodes after their breakup, but then went back to being friends.

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** And of course, Ross and Rachel. They were hostile towards each other for a few episodes after their breakup, at their worst in ''The One Without The Ski Trip'', but then went back to being friends.
4th Apr '16 12:08:00 AM shamblingdead2
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': After a bitter custody dispute following their seperation, Noah and Helen eventually settle into this for the sake of their children.

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* ''Series/TheAffair'': After a bitter custody dispute following their seperation, separation, Noah and Helen eventually settle into this for the sake of their children.children.
* ''Series/TheRanch'' : Beau and Maggie have been separated for many years, but never got around to signing divorce papers. Beau lives on the titular ranch, while Maggie lives in a trailer near the bar she owns.
20th Mar '16 7:48:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': After their divorce at the beginning of seventh season, Bree and Orson Hodge are in better terms with each other.
** Lynette's mother and her favorite stepfather are this trope. They only divorced when the husband came out as gay and he even agrees to be her caretaker when they're both elderly.
* Dr Cox and Jordan in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' coped far better divorced than they ever did together. They still constantly snipe at each other, but it's just the way they are. In fact, when they find out that their divorce was never made official due to a clerical error, they actually get divorced ''again'' to ''save their relationship''. The divorce is even performed in front of their friends and family as a big romantic ceremony. Of course, this is a slightly different example than normal because despite being divorced they have returned to a romantic relationship. They live together, have sex with each other, fight and interact as a normal married couple would.

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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': ''Series/DesperateHousewives'':
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After their divorce at the beginning of seventh season, Bree and Orson Hodge are in better terms with each other.
** Lynette's mother and her favorite stepfather are this trope. They only divorced when the husband came out as gay and he even agrees to be her caretaker when they're both elderly.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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Dr Cox and Jordan in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' coped far better divorced than they ever did together. They still constantly snipe at each other, but it's just the way they are. In fact, when they find out that their divorce was never made official due to a clerical error, they actually get divorced ''again'' to ''save their relationship''. The divorce is even performed in front of their friends and family as a big romantic ceremony. Of course, this is a slightly different example than normal because despite being divorced they have returned to a romantic relationship. They live together, have sex with each other, fight and interact as a normal married couple would.



* [[spoiler:Flash-sideways Jack and Juliet]] in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* Brock and Reba in [[{{Reba}} the eponymous sitcom]].

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* %%* [[spoiler:Flash-sideways Jack and Juliet]] in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* %%* Brock and Reba in [[{{Reba}} the eponymous sitcom]].



* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has two cases: Carter's Ex actually shows up and establishes that the breakup was because Carter would always rush off to work, and when she realizes how much a part of the town both he and daughter Zoey are, she's even willing to step aside and let Zoey remain, even though the agreement was for her to return with Abby at the end of the school year.

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* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has two cases: cases:
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Carter's Ex actually shows up and establishes that the breakup was because Carter would always rush off to work, and when she realizes how much a part of the town both he and daughter Zoey are, she's even willing to step aside and let Zoey remain, even though the agreement was for her to return with Abby at the end of the school year.



* Ross and Carol in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' still get on very well; if Carol wasn't a lesbian, they'd probably still be together. This may explain why Carol's partner Susan doesn't seem to like Ross much (though her opinion of him jumps up considerably after he shows just how amicable he is by convincing Carol to [[spoiler:go ahead with the marriage despite family issues]])..

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
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Ross and Carol in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' still get on very well; if Carol wasn't a lesbian, they'd probably still be together. This may explain why Carol's partner Susan doesn't seem to like Ross much (though her opinion of him jumps up considerably after he shows just how amicable he is by convincing Carol to [[spoiler:go ahead with the marriage despite family issues]])..



* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': David Rossi gets along with at least one of his ex-wives, and it's implied their relationship fell apart over [[spoiler: the trauma of losing a baby]]. They still trust each other enough so that [[spoiler: when she's diagnosed with ALS, she asks him to assist in her suicide]].
** From the same series: Hayley and Hotch go through a painful period after their divorce, but after some time has passed, it becomes clear that they still care very much for one another. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, before things can get as far as "amicable," Hayley is murdered.]]

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
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David Rossi gets along with at least one of his ex-wives, and it's implied their relationship fell apart over [[spoiler: the trauma of losing a baby]]. They still trust each other enough so that [[spoiler: when she's diagnosed with ALS, she asks him to assist in her suicide]].
** From the same series: Hayley and Hotch go through a painful period after their divorce, but after some time has passed, it becomes clear that they still care very much for one another. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, before things can get as far as "amicable," Hayley is murdered.]]
13th Mar '16 4:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the beginning of ''Film/{{Taken}}'', Creator/LiamNeeson's character and his ex-wife are definitely ''not'' this trope, having divorced mainly because of his career with the CIA convincing her that he didn't care about them, but by the end of the film after he single-handedly rescues their daughter he most certainly earns back a measure of her love, as well the friendship and respect of her new husband.
** Taken even further in the sequel. The events in the film rekindle old feelings they had for each other and it implies that they'll end up back together.

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* At the beginning of ''Film/{{Taken}}'', Creator/LiamNeeson's character and his ex-wife are definitely ''not'' this trope, having divorced mainly because of his career with the CIA convincing her that he didn't care about them, but by the end of the film after he single-handedly rescues their daughter he most certainly earns back a measure of her love, as well the friendship and respect of her new husband.
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husband. Taken even further in the sequel. The events in the film rekindle old feelings they had for each other and it implies that they'll end up back together.



* ''Film/JurassicParkIII'': [[spoiler:Paul and Amanda Kirby]] are very caring and friendly with each other. Granted, they [[spoiler:initially pose as a couple]] and they do have an important common purpose, but given the stressful circumstances one would expect them to get on each other's nerves at some point and show some signs of resentment. Instead, there are strong hints that they will [[DivorceIsTemporary get back together]].

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* ''Film/JurassicParkIII'': ''Film/JurassicParkIII'':
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[[spoiler:Paul and Amanda Kirby]] are very caring and friendly with each other. Granted, they [[spoiler:initially pose as a couple]] and they do have an important common purpose, but given the stressful circumstances one would expect them to get on each other's nerves at some point and show some signs of resentment. Instead, there are strong hints that they will [[DivorceIsTemporary get back together]].
13th Mar '16 4:46:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[CelesteAndJesseForever Celeste and Jesse]] began their separation a couple months before the movie began, and get officially divorced partway through. Despite that, they remain friends throughout the movie. [[spoiler: They never get back together, although they both consider it at various times.]] Apparently they were longtime friends, got married relatively young, and realized they were better as friends.

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* [[CelesteAndJesseForever ''Film/CelesteAndJesseForever'': Celeste and Jesse]] Jesse began their separation a couple months before the movie began, and get officially divorced partway through. Despite that, they remain friends throughout the movie. [[spoiler: They never get back together, although they both consider it at various times.]] Apparently they were longtime friends, got married relatively young, and realized they were better as friends.
13th Mar '16 4:44:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Toby Ziegler and Andrea Wyatt on ''TheWestWing'', who were so, uh, "amicable" he wound up [[spoiler: impregnating her]] while they were divorced, of course, [[spoiler:this may have been a left over of part of the couple's previous fertility treatments while they were married. It's possible that Andy was impregnated by previously fertilized and stored ova, the actual means of how Andy got pregnant are not discussed or revealed, so it's unknown exactly what happened, but either way they'd have to be pretty amicable to even agree to it in the first place]].

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* Toby Ziegler and Andrea Wyatt on ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', who were so, uh, "amicable" he wound up [[spoiler: impregnating her]] while they were divorced, of course, [[spoiler:this may have been a left over of part of the couple's previous fertility treatments while they were married. It's possible that Andy was impregnated by previously fertilized and stored ova, the actual means of how Andy got pregnant are not discussed or revealed, so it's unknown exactly what happened, but either way they'd have to be pretty amicable to even agree to it in the first place]].



* Earl and Joy from ''MyNameIsEarl''. Their relationship was a complicated one from the beginning, where Joy got him drunk enough to get a Vegas marriage when she was 6 months pregnant. Then she cheated on him with Darnell and Earl ended up raising ''two'' kids that weren't his. She divorced him when he was laid up in traction from getting hit by a car and eventually married Darnell. Despite all of this, and a very rocky start of their post-marriage life due to Earl's lotto money, they became pretty close friends and have a small celebration on their anniversary. Earl often spends time with the family and Joy's kids even refer to him as "Old Daddy." [[spoiler: This became even more complicated in the last episode when they discover that Earl actually was the father of Joy's first son (due to mistaken identity and Earl being drunk), and Darnell wasn't the father of the second.]]

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* Earl and Joy from ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. Their relationship was a complicated one from the beginning, where Joy got him drunk enough to get a Vegas marriage when she was 6 months pregnant. Then she cheated on him with Darnell and Earl ended up raising ''two'' kids that weren't his. She divorced him when he was laid up in traction from getting hit by a car and eventually married Darnell. Despite all of this, and a very rocky start of their post-marriage life due to Earl's lotto money, they became pretty close friends and have a small celebration on their anniversary. Earl often spends time with the family and Joy's kids even refer to him as "Old Daddy." [[spoiler: This became even more complicated in the last episode when they discover that Earl actually was the father of Joy's first son (due to mistaken identity and Earl being drunk), and Darnell wasn't the father of the second.]]



* In ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Zack and Cody's divorced parents are on good terms.

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* In ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Zack and Cody's divorced parents are on good terms.



* ''VivaVariety'' is hosted by Mr. Laupin and the [[InsistentTerminology Former]] Mrs. Laupin. They even do a romantic musical number together called "My Divorce."

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* ''VivaVariety'' ''Series/VivaVariety'' is hosted by Mr. Laupin and the [[InsistentTerminology Former]] Mrs. Laupin. They even do a romantic musical number together called "My Divorce."



* Jo and Russ on ''{{CSI NY}}''. The main problem was that Russ wanted a [[StayInTheKitchen stay at home wife]], while Jo is a dedicated career woman. However, the one episode he showed up in depicted them as fairly friendly and even still having some UST.

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* Jo and Russ on ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}''. The main problem was that Russ wanted a [[StayInTheKitchen stay at home wife]], while Jo is a dedicated career woman. However, the one episode he showed up in depicted them as fairly friendly and even still having some UST.
13th Mar '16 4:43:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/{{Castle}} Richard Castle]] gets along with both of his ex-wives. He likes Alexis' mother, but it was just that being married didn't work for either of them. And his second wife [[WorkingWithTheEx continues being his publisher and publicity agent]] even after their divorce.

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* [[Series/{{Castle}} ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Richard Castle]] Castle gets along with both of his ex-wives. He likes Alexis' mother, but it was just that being married didn't work for either of them. And his second wife [[WorkingWithTheEx continues being his publisher and publicity agent]] even after their divorce.
13th Mar '16 4:42:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Except for a flashback to when their marriage was on the rocks, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy's]] divorced parents seem to get along fine, and afterwards Joyce recalls their relationship with fondness. The two are extremely cordial in Hank's few appearances in the show. It's only really after Joyce's death that his status as a deadbeat is fully implemented.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Except for a flashback to when their marriage was on the rocks, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy's]] Buffy's divorced parents seem to get along fine, and afterwards Joyce recalls their relationship with fondness. The two are extremely cordial in Hank's few appearances in the show. It's only really after Joyce's death that his status as a deadbeat is fully implemented.



* The few time Hank Summers has appeared on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', he has been on congenial terms with both Buffy and Joyce. In fact, flashbacks suggest that the divorce was mostly due to fallout from Buffy becoming TheChosenOne.
13th Mar '16 4:41:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': After a bitter custody dispute following their seperation, Noah and Helen eventually settle into this for the sake of their children.
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