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For many busy parents, the long summer holiday is a time to unwind, to put life's stresses and strains to one side and to really relax. And top of the 'on one side' pile are usually any ex-partners who may be on the periphery.
Those wrangles over weekend custody dates, problems with stepchildren and historical grievances that you've worked all year to keep contained can be left on the Tarmac as you fly off.
Women - Times - Ex-husbands
What, then, to make of those women who choose this most precious of times to holiday with their ex-husbands?
Take Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, who 'consciously uncoupled' in 2014 but were pictured last week on holiday with their new partners — Brad Falchuk and Dakota Johnson — in tow, acting as if it was the most normal and enjoyable family set-up ever.
Sarah - Ferguson - Prince - Andrew - Years
Like Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, who split 23 years ago but still get together for a family holiday, some couples don't let the small matter of a divorce get in the way of a fun break. In fact, they insist that holidaying as exes is more enjoyable than travelling as a married couple.
Some even insist that it's the secret to surviving separation.
Wilkinson - Mother - Car - Daughters - Trip
Emily Wilkinson is one such mother. When the 54-year-old loads up the car with her two daughters for their annual trip to France, there is an extra passenger: her ex-husband Howard Lewis, 58. They have done this every year since their marriage broke down in 2010.
With daughters Molly, 15, and Edie, 13, the exes even share a campsite chalet — or on one occasion a tent — and appear to fellow holidaymakers like any other married couple.
Years - Dordogne - Couple - Children - Age
'Two years ago in the Dordogne, we got friendly with a couple who had children the same age as ours and we never even mentioned that we're no longer...
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