Due to irreconcilable differences, ¬†Jennie Garth and Twilight star¬†Peter Facinelli officially filed for divorce on Wednesday, TMZ reports. ¬†That said, sources told UsMagazine.com that the two have been separated for quite some time already. ¬†“It’s been over for months, maybe even a year,” one source says. ¬†The duo hasn’t taken the separation lightly because of their three daughters, Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5. ¬†“They kept up some sort of charade for their kids,” the source claims.¬† Facinelli and Garth are working together to make this separation¬†as painless as possible for their children. ¬†Facinelli has asked for joint custody of the daughters and both have agreed to pay legal fees.¬† At the announcement of their split, they released the following statement: “We both share the same deep love and devotion to our children.¬† We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together.”
What are some ways to cope when your partner wants a divorce?
A divorce can be a long, pain staking process.¬† But, you eventually have to move on with your life and stop analyzing what went wrong.¬† Here are some ways to make the process of recovering from a divorce a little easier:
1.¬† Join a class: There’s nothing better than signing up for a class to keep you busy.¬† If your mind is busy, you don’t have time to drown in your sorrows at home.¬† Take a cooking class or yoga, meet new people and keep busy.
2. Take a vacation: Get away from all the stress in your life for a couple of days, and take a nice relaxing vacation.¬† Go with a couple of friends to the Bahamas or make it a fun trip and visit Vegas.
3.¬† See a life coach: At the start of a divorce, you may feel a little lost in life.¬† Go see a life coach, as he or she will help motivate you¬† into doing new things with your new life and will help you feel better about yourself.
Do you know anyone who has been through a divorce?¬† What do you think is the best way to cope?¬† Share your thoughts below.