Cupid's Pulse Article: Cheryl Hines & Paul Young SplitCupid's Pulse Article: Cheryl Hines & Paul Young Split

As confirmed in Us Weekly, Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines and producer/manager Paul Young filed for divorce last month after seven years of marriage.  Hines and Young will reportedly remain close friends, and plan to raise their 6-year-old daughter, Catherine Rose together.

What is the best course of action when going through a divorce with someone you also work with?

Cupid’s Advice:

In today’s day and age where people spend a lot more time at work, it isn’t uncommon to mix business with pleasure.  Many couples either met on the job, or have started their own businesses together.  However, when the marriage fails, that doesn’t mean the professional aspect of the relationship has to suffer.

1. Separation: The work and marriage aspects of your life were probably very separate from the beginning – you just never thought about it that way before.  Remember not to let any negative feelings you have as a result of the divorce impact your decisions in your career.

2. Finding friendship: Whether you share a workplace, business, or children, it’s important to maintain some level of friendship both during and after the divorce.  Though this may seem difficult at first, it makes everything easier.

3. Move on gracefully: It’s inevitable that one or both people will probably find someone else.  However, that doesn’t mean you need to rub it in the other person’s face.  You probably wouldn’t – and shouldn’t – go into the details of your personal life in the workplace, so why do it because your ex also works there?