Cupid's Pulse Article: Courteney Cox Says She and Ex-Husband David Arquette Are ‘Better As Friends’Cupid's Pulse Article: Courteney Cox Says She and Ex-Husband David Arquette Are ‘Better As Friends’

By Michelle Danzig

While taping an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, actress and Courteney Cox said that, despite their recent divorce, she and ex-husband David Arquette are on excellent terms, according to Since announcing their separation in October 2012, Cox, 48, and Arquette, 41, have remained friends throughout the entire process. The Cougar Town star and Arquette have a daughter Coco, 8. Although Arquette is dating Entertainment Tonight’s Christina McClarty, Cox remains single. The two have requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughter and the removal of Cox’s surname. Cox does not recommend divorce, but she says that she appreciates David even more and that they both have grown through this experience. Arquette will remain an executive producer of Cougar Town, which will now move from ABC to TBS this Tuesday.

What are some ways to tell you’re better off as just friends with someone?

Cupid’s Advice:

Whether you’re curious if your friendship is worth examining on a romantic level or you and your significant other suffer a split but remain friends, it is difficult to decide whether you are better off in one situation or the other. Here are some ways you can tell that you and your partner are better of as friends:

1. You have the companionship but lack intimacy: This is probably the easiest way to tell that you and your significant other are better off as friends. If you enjoy doing activities together and genuinely care about the other person but the intimacy has been lost, it’s almost certain that your relationship has simply become one between friends.

2. You both wouldn’t mind seeing other people: If both parties are okay with the other dating or seeing other people, it is pretty obvious that you have lost the romantic attraction to each other. This goes double if you don’t feel even the slightest bit of jealousy when thinking about him/her seeing someone else.

3.  If you have different expectations: If you find that you and your partner have so many different interests that you barely do things together anymore, or you disagree of future plans such as having children and moving away, it may be time to think if your relationship is really romantic and not just a friendship.

How do you know when it is better to just be friends? Share your ideas below.