Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Facts of Life’ Star Lisa Whelchel Gets a DivorceCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Facts of Life’ Star Lisa Whelchel Gets a Divorce

By Nicole Weintraub

Lisa Whelchel and her husband of 24 years have split, according to People. Steve Cauble, her now former husband, and Whelchel finalized their divorce on March 1, just days before she starred on Survivor: Philippines. The couple kept their divorce a secret that only some close friends knew. The Facts of Life star and her husband have three grown children whom they remain close for, despite the split. The whole family got together to watch the airing of the show. “We will always be friends,” says the star, “And we will always be family too”.

How do you know when it’s time to file for divorce?

Cupid’s Advice:

Thinking of filing for a divorce? Here are some tips on when to know it’s time to do so:

1. You’re at your wits end: Have you tried marriage counseling? Have you tried compromising? Perhaps the two of you are going through a rough patch right now. It is important to know the difference between a temporary setback in your marriage and a total need for ending of the marriage.

2. You’ve discussed it: Does your partner know that you are thinking of calling it quits? Communication is key and perhaps the two of you can work on your problems if you talk it out. Sometimes we don’t know that something is wrong if someone does not bring the problem to our attention.

3. You’re ready to move on: Is there someone else involved? Do you still have feelings for your significant other? If you are completely ready to close that chapter in your life with this special person, maybe it is time to file for a divorce. If you’re looking for a fresh start, it might be time to turn over a new leaf.

When do you think it’s time to file for a divorce? Share your thoughts in the comments below.