Should Divorced Couples Always Live Near The Ex?

Charlie Sheen’s doing it, Tiger and Elin are doing it, and I think it may actually be a pretty good idea for the kiddos, in some cases. We know that Elin Nordegren made good use of her $110 million settlement from Tiger by plunking down $12.2 million for a 17,178-square-foot beach-front property in North Palm Beach. The new home is  just 10 miles from Tiger’s new pad in Jupiter, Fla.

The Huffington Post reported that Nordegren bought the two-story mansion–which has eight bathrooms and a 4,700-square-foot basement– what a great place for the kiddos to play!. She bought the home through one of her divorce lawyers, Dennis Belcher.

In October, the Swedish former model toured a $5 million penthouse apartment in Jupiter Island, where Tiger Woods’ new home is being built. Tiger recently said he’s about ready to move into his 12-acre, $50-million bachelor pad, which includes a 6,400-square-foot gym/media room/bar, an elevator, a reflecting pond, a lap pool, and a 3.5 acre elaborate beyond belief practice facility. It’s apparently set up so he can hit shots out of his second story window.

Tiger and Elin finalized their split last August but maturely agreed to live near each other for the sake of their children, Sam and Charlie. I have heard of cases where parents do buy homes to be near each other and the children when they are not married to the mother but still wish to participate in the child’s life, or divorcing couples who live a few doors away. And of course, there are those famous couples now who even vacation with their exes. I just think it’s all quite healthy! What do you think?

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  • I really should have taken sports more seriously growing up! that being said, it seems like a good idea when you consider kids that are involved, but you would assume people like these have the money to fly their kids back and forth as often as they like. There has to be some reason other than for the kids that some couples choose to stay close to an ex.

  • I really should have taken sports more seriously growing up! that being said, it seems like a good idea when you consider kids that are involved, but you would assume people like these have the money to fly their kids back and forth as often as they like. There has to be some reason other than for the kids that some couples choose to stay close to an ex.

  • Absolutely makes sense for the kids and the parents. Who do kids spend more time with, neighborhood friends or geographically distant ones? Same would go for parents. Plus time is a limited commodity for these folks, so they like to limit commutes. I say good for the kids.

  • Absolutely makes sense for the kids and the parents. Who do kids spend more time with, neighborhood friends or geographically distant ones? Same would go for parents. Plus time is a limited commodity for these folks, so they like to limit commutes. I say good for the kids.

  • I agree. My parents had a nasty-ass divorce. It happened after we were grown and married, but still stung pretty hard. My mom actually had to move 2,000 mile away from my dad. They were divorced for 22 years. Get this: they died within a month of each other — and my dad had re-married. It was back when we had a terrific ice storm ONLY in Arkansas and Texas — guess why? (Yes, dad had moved to Arkansas but my mother never knew it.) That sure taught me that big huge battles are not worth it. Life is way to short to hate each other and too short to be unhappy! And please tell me, why should your children suffer just because you cannot get along?

  • I agree. My parents had a nasty-ass divorce. It happened after we were grown and married, but still stung pretty hard. My mom actually had to move 2,000 mile away from my dad. They were divorced for 22 years. Get this: they died within a month of each other — and my dad had re-married. It was back when we had a terrific ice storm ONLY in Arkansas and Texas — guess why? (Yes, dad had moved to Arkansas but my mother never knew it.) That sure taught me that big huge battles are not worth it. Life is way to short to hate each other and too short to be unhappy! And please tell me, why should your children suffer just because you cannot get along?