And just a week after their divorce announcement, they’re putting their own brand of conscious uncoupling into action in Atlanta, where Affleck is staying in the guest house of a property Garner is renting while she shoots her new film Miracles From Heaven, according to a source.
Affleck flew to Atlanta on Tuesday to rejoin Garner and kids Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. He spent time taking the kids to activities on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Garner headed to her movie set, where an eyewitness tells PEOPLE she was cordial and smiling.
Last week, the couple headed to the Bahamas to spend time as a family as they announced their split.
In this week’s PEOPLE cover story one Affleck source says, “Ben wanted children and a family his whole life. He didn’t grow up with a present father, so his biggest fear was being the dad that only saw his kids on the weekends. He never wanted that.”
Several sources say Garner was fed up with Affleck’s behavior, including allegations of infidelity (which Affleck denies). “She loved Ben,” says a friend. “But there comes a time when you have to say enough is enough and take care of yourself.”
For much more on Affleck and Garner’s divorce, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.