Jewel is telling it like it is!

In a candid new interview, the 41-year-old singer opened up about her recent divorce from Ty Murray — and admitted amicably co-parenting their son, Kase, takes a lot of effort.

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Jewel and her ex-husband, Ty, in December 2012.

“It’s work. I don’t want people to think it’s effortless — it’s work to do this because you obviously don’t get a divorce because things are going well. But it’s letting those things live in the past,” Jewel recently told People.

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“[Co-parenting is] realizing you’re in a relationship forever, so learning to treat one another with respect and dignity and just doing the right thing for Kase,” she continued.

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The “Foolish Games” singer and Ty, 46 — who works as a rodeo cowboy — tied the knot in August 2008 and announced their separation after six years of marriage in July 2014. The former couple welcomed Kase, their only child together, in July 2011.