DIVORCE
04/14/2011 05:03 pm ET Updated Jun 14, 2011

Courteney Cox And David Arquette's Messy Breakup: A Primer

It's complicated. After announcing their separation last year, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have refused to play the part of a couple whose breakup is tidy, linear, or, for that matter, even irrevocable. While plenty of couples know how to part ways with a simple signature on the divorce papers and an unmingling of the appliances, the Hollywood duo has been frank about the fact that for others, especially those with kids, marriage is a considerably messier affair.

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