Cupid's Pulse Article: Mena Suvari Reaches Divorce Settlement with Simone SestitoCupid's Pulse Article: Mena Suvari Reaches Divorce Settlement with Simone Sestito

Longtime American Pie actress Mena Suvari and ex-hubby Simone Sestito ended their marriage on a cordial note after a year and a half of marriage, according to Suvari’s rep tells TMZ, “Neither party will pay the other any support,” after Sestito formerly requested a little over $17,000 dollars a month. The 33-year old star denied rumors that being in the spotlight played a role in her split with the concert promoter in Boston Common magazine. Suvari said, “It’s taken years to get to know myself. I had never really taken time to cultivate who I was.” This marks the actress’ second divorce after her 2005 split with cinematographer Robert Brinkmann.

How do you compromise in the midst of a split?

Cupid’s Advice:

Splits are always tough on both individuals in a relationship. Here are some important things to keep in mind in order to end on a good note:

1. Communication is key: Reach an understanding about the split and find common ground. This will help put things in perspective.

2. Stay positive and civil: Kindness goes a long way, especially during a split. Being genuine to one another is just as important after a relationship ends.

3. Keep it clean: Avoid pursuing revenge or any sort of negative reactions from your soon-to-be ex. Nothing is worse than a messy divorce.

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