Actress Courteney Cox has finally spoken out about her pending divorce to husband and actor David Arquette, People has learned.  During an interview for Australia’s TV Week, Cox said, “I don’t know what will happen, but this is not like we’re getting divorced…This is a separation and I think that takes a lot of courage.  Whatever is supposed to happen will be the best thing for us.”  At the same time, however, Cox admits that all is not well in the duo’s 11 year marriage.  “Sometimes you just realize ‘Wow, we actually have grown apart,” she said.  As far as her husband’s Howard Stern radio appearance, Cox seemed nonchalant about it, saying Arquette is a “kook” and an “entertainer.”  And as Arquette went to Stern for support, Cox has been spending time with her bestie, Jennifer Aniston.  “We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable and it’s great.”

When is it time to try separating in a marriage?

Cupid’s Take:

Sometimes things taken a turn for the worst in a relationship.  Often times it can be a phase and, in time, things will go back to normal.  Other times, however, we must make the sad conclusion that this relationship won’t have a fairy tale ending.  And that’s when a separation in a marriage may be for the best:

1. Time off: When neither of you can get a word in edgewise without voices escalating and faces turning red, a separation may be right for you.  You’ll have time to sort out your thoughts without letting your anger get in the way.

2. Think it over: If recent times between you and your mate are more negative than positive, perhaps it’s time to get some space.  You’ll be able to lay all factors out in front of you in order to figure out exactly why the two of you have been arguing more than kissing.

3. When love is lost: Sometimes, sadly, people outgrow each other, and the love they once had for one another fades away.  When this happens, it’s best to face reality and go your separate ways rather than forcing something to work that doesn’t.