Cupid's Pulse Article: Eliza Coupe Served With Divorce Papers by Husband Randall WhittinghillCupid's Pulse Article: Eliza Coupe Served With Divorce Papers by Husband Randall Whittinghill

By April Littleton

Two months after the cancellation of Happy Endings, the actress of the acclaimed ABC sitcom, Eliza Coupe, has been served with divorce papers by her husband Randall Whittinghill. According to, Whittinghill, a puppeteer and acting coach, cited irreconcilable differences and asked for spousal support. The couple has been together for more than 12 years. The actress has yet to comment on their split.

How do you tell your partner you want a divorce?

Cupid’s Advice:

Divorce is never an easy subject to bring up, especially to your significant other. Regardless of how much love a couple has for each other, some marriages just don’t work out. Whether your partner is aware of the tough decision you have made or not, it’s up to you to be upfront and honest. If you think it’s time to start thinking seriously about divorce, Cupid is here to help:

1. The location: Where you tell your spouse about your decision to divorce is crucial. If you have kids together, send them to a friend’s house or have a family member take care of them for awhile. To avoid any potential outbursts, pick a private location. Telling news like this in a public place might make your partner feel embarrassed and can lead up to an irrational response.

2. Don’t play the blame game: When you explain your decision to your significant other, try to avoid statements where it seems as though you’re blaming him or her. Your partner will already be upset, so it’s best to express your feelings without using an accusatory tone. The relationship is already over, don’t waste time pointing fingers at each other.

3. Talk about the kids: If you have children together, it’s important that your spouse knows he or she will always be involved in their lives. Assure your partner that your intentions are not to tear him or her away from the kids, but as a couple, the two of you just don’t work anymore.

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