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Tish & Billy Ray Cyrus: The never-ending divorce continues

Miley's parents are divorced. Do you need to support a loved one going through the same?
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Bobby Box, June 26, 2013 8:46:55 PM

Miley Cyrus—who’s now better known for her twerking skills than she is her Disney past—has recently joined the ranks of children with divorced parents. Miley’s mother, Tish Cyrus recently filed for divorce after her and Billy Ray attempted to rekindle their relationship after Billy Ray filed for divorce three years earlier. The reason then, was marital strife caused by Miley’s fame. This time, however, Tish cited “irreconcilable differences” for the split, which is not only vague, but totally boring. The divorce papers show that Tish is asking for full physical and legal custody of their 13-year old daughter Noah, who is the only minor child of all five children, while granting Billy Ray visitation rights.

HOWEVER, ten days after filing for divorce, Tish and Billy Ray were spotted with daughter Noah and a pal at Little Toni’s restaurant in North Hollywood. The two appeared cozy, with Tish resting her head on Billy Ray’s shoulder and leaving the resto hand-in-hand. So, who knows, maybe they’re trying to works things out…again. Third time’s a charm, right?

WRONG. Yesterday, Miley–who’s video “We Can’t Stop” (pictured above) recently broke the record for most views on VEVO in 24-hours–posted the following tweet addressing her father: “Since you won’t reply to my texts I’m giving you an hour to tell the truth or I’ll tell it for you.” A photo of Miley and actress, Dylis Croman—who starred with Billy Ray in the Broadway production of “Chicago” last year—was included in the tweet, suggesting she may be involved with the couples marital problems; yea, “irreconcilable differences” my ass. Miley has since deleted the post, and the saga continues…

Today, divorce is all too common, and yet we’re still unsure how to properly console a recently divorced friend. Do you give in to their “new lease on life” and help them rebound? Or do you just leave them alone and let them come to you? Believe it or not, the solution is rather simple and all boils down to “being there”.

Help out where you can: If your friend has to move or downsize after the divorce, help them move, and commit to your promises. The last thing your friend needs is someone else bailing on them. Assisting isn’t limited to big actions either, small things like offering to babysit their children is a favour that will always be appreciated.

Don’t mock the ex: It is normally our first impulse to say something like, “you’re better off, the guy was a loser”, but these comments often do more harm than good. Your friend may feel these comments reflect on them. And let’s not forget, as time passes, the divorced couple may become amicable and you’ve said something you can’t take back.

Be a listener: Your best bet is to do the complete opposite of what I’m doing right now. If a friend of yours is going through divorce, do not give them advice, just hear them out. Let them gush and confide in you. That’s what friends are for.

Keep them company: They’ve lost someone with whom they spent much of their quality time with. It’s time for you to be that person. Bring over meals or grab a coffee, it’s important that when your friend is vulnerable, you’re generous with your time. If your time is limited, a simple phone call goes a long way.

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