Our friends at Celebitchy report that in a recent interview, Courtney Cox how in awe she is at the number of people who think divorce is an option. Even though she admits to some rough spots in her own marriage by saying that obviously you enter marriage with the ideal of staying together forever, she admits that it is a lot of work in the interview with the Daily Mail. Courtney says, “I get shocked by people getting divorced all the time, that’s why I choose to work on it. Therapy helps us. It’s so easy to grow apart; marriage takes work. I suppose you can work it out by talking to each other – I would just prefer to have a referee, it reminds us why we’re together.”
Evidently, Courtney’s parents were divorced when she was younger and her father admitted on his death bed that he wished he had worked on his marriage to her mother more. This probably made a huge impact on Courtney, as she says, “I don’t know what the future’s going to hold, but divorce isn’t really an option.”
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Every marriage hits a rough patch now and then. It is completely unrealistic to think that you can put two human beings in any situation where they have as much at stake as a marriage and not expect them to argue or have tough times. Many couples find therapy tremendously helpful, if for no other reason than it gives them a safe place to air their issues and have, as Courtney so aptly called it, a “referee.” Sometimes hitting tough times does not mean your marriage has to be over. It might just mean you need counseling or maybe you just need to change a few things. After all, 'til death do you part is a long time under contract. Maybe it's time to mix things up a little.
As one of our favorite Hollywood odd couples, we personally love Courtney and David and are rooting for them to make the distance. If the holidays are putting a little strain on your relationship, take a cue from this loving odd couple and dig in to make it work. Sometimes a little extra push or some outside assistance is all you need.