In the wake of the the knock-down, drag-out histrionics of the Christie Brinkley/ Peter Cook divorce trial, several news organizations have weighed in with the most common marriage-enders. USA Today's offering is a listicle covering the most notable celeb splits, and one item from the piece really stuck out. It is about all-around jerks Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, and it made me almost sympathetic to the famewhoring Ms. Richards. USA Today gets "relationship expert" Jane Straus to weigh in, and she says of the Charise Richeen marriage, "Like many newlyweds, Denise may have thought she could change Charlie's notorious ways. At the time of their split, she may have felt disillusioned and hurt." Even though it's old-fashioned and reasonably clichéd advice, it's pretty solid counsel for both men and women. Despite the fact that I sound like your grandma, I'm going to say it anyway: a zebra doesn't change its stripes, people.
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