Courteney Cox and David Arquette are experiencing some trouble in paradise.  Cox wants to gather up the old Friends gang and have them reappear on an episode of Cougar Town, Cox’s latest comedy series.  According to a source on Betty Confidential, “David isn’t happy about it.”  But apparently, Cox has already called up Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry to make appearances.  The source adds, “He told Courteney, ‘This is not Friends. This is Cougar Town.’  They kind of got into an argument about it during a staff meeting.  He wasn’t happy when Courteney asked Lisa Kudrow to appear on their show last season, but Courteney won that battle.”  It seems that Cox will win this battle, too; she’s already come up with a plot and characters for Perry and Aniston.

How can you persuade your spouse to be more supportive?

Cupid’s Advice:

Unsupportive partners can put a strain on any relationship.  Cupid has some tips on how to make your way through it:

1. Understand: You need to understand why your partner is against your decision.  Try to find out what benefits he or she sees by choosing the opposite standpoint.  Ask lots of questions to help you figure out why they are against the situation, then address their points.

2. Weigh options: You might find that your partner’s point of view has a lot of reasoning behind it, so don’t just dismiss them because you don’t like it.  Try to find an in-between so that you are both happy with the outcome.

3. Be honest: Don’t lie, exaggerate, or go behind your spouse’s back to get what you want.  If it’s a big decision, such as going back to school, your partner will find out eventually, and will be even more upset you lied.