Did you hear the latest entertainment gossip about Courtney Cox and David Arquette?
Well, they have joined the many other young couples who have recently separated with young children, because of an affair.
They say they 'remain best friends.' What a great plan. I wish every divorcing couple would at least have that as their intention instead of the old approach of going to war right away. I am all for amicable divorces. Unfortunately, emotions often win control over mature, rational thinking and throw the best of intentions right out the window. When it comes to an amicable divorce, a third party who will hold both parents accountable to behaving in the best manner possible for the sake of the children is often needed because if they were actually still best friends and amicable, they would not be getting a divorce. They would just be needing some help at rebuilding the magic and fun in their relationship.
Best wishes go out to Courtney and David that they will do better than the majority of couples we hear about in the news. I, for one, think it's about time the media shared more positive stories of couples succeeding with the plan of holding the mutual love for their children in highest standing - in every dealing with each other - so that they actually follow through with their good intentions.
Divorce Support Plus was created to help families reconstruct, rather than destruct, if the relationship cannot be rebuilt and saved because way too many children suffer in silence, with broken hearts, from witnessing their parents poor behavior before, during and after a divorce.
Here's to hoping that more and more parents grow up before their kids do.
Sharon Shenker, Family Life Coach