Courteney Cox let David Arquette know that she’s there for him in spite of their separation, People reports.  When Arquette entered rehab a few days ago, Cox was one of the first to show her support.  The actor entered the rehab facility for alcohol and depression, almost three months after separating from wife Courteney Cox.  Arquette, who is also the father of their six-year-old daughter, Coco, was not handling the separation well, sources say.  Cox said, “I really admire David and his choice to take charge and better his life…I love and support him.”How do you support your partner through a hard time?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes in a hard situation, less is more.  By letting your partner know that you’re there with an open ear and a shoulder to lean on may be all that he needs to hear.  Here are some tips:

1. Listen: Hear all that he has to say, and pay attention to how he acts as well.  If he’s the type of person who needs space, give him some.  If he needs a comforting touch, oblige!

2. Be there and mean it: Ultimately, let your partner know that you’re there for him anytime he needs to talk, and then don’t let him down.  When you get that call, make sure you give him all of your attention.

3. Know your role: Depending on how long you and your partner have been together, it may determine how much of a supporting role you play during his tough time.  If you just started seeing each other, don’t be surprised when he takes a little longer to open up to you and goes to his parents or friends first.