Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Bethenny Frankel Learns Divorce is Not AmicableCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Bethenny Frankel Learns Divorce is Not Amicable

By Kerri Sheehan

Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel is surprised that her divorce is not turning out as amicably as she hoped. Her and her estranged husband, Jason Hoppy are reaching a divorce settlement and while they did sign a pre-nuptial agreement back in 2010, the division of their property is still in discussion. A key issue in their divorce will be deciding the custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn. Frankel recently told People, “I really did think it would be amicable. I absolutely did.”

What are some ways to keep your divorce simple and civil?

Cupid’s Advice:

Everyone and their mother have heard the horror stories that come hand and hand with divorces. With that many emotions running wild and free there’s bound to be some intense divorce drama. Cupid has some advice:

1. Patience: Often in divorce people think the quicker it’s over, the better off both parties will be, however this is not always the case. Many times taking things slowly and thinking everything through is the best way to go. Rather than rush through the process let the proceedings happen at their own pace.

2. Be firm with your decision: Once you make the decision to cut the tie from your spouse make sure you don’t waver. Going back and forth won’t help anyone in the situation so being resolute about your decision is the best avenue to take.

3. Communication: In many of life’s important instances, communication is the key to success. While there will likely be a plethora of things you want to say to your partner, make sure that you let them get in their words too. Communication is a two way street that must be tread on lightly, especially when it comes to ending a relationship.

Do you have any advice that helped keep your divorce simple and civil? Comment below and let us know!