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David Arquette went down a rough road after he and Courteney Cox decided to take a trial separation after 11 years of marriage. But the man who was once drinking heavily and partying all night for weeks on end is gone, and a sober, more-focused Arquette has emerged.
"I went through a really hard time, and my way of dealing with it was just to blow it all up," the Scream 4 star, 39, told People.com on Saturday. "I did act childish(ly), but at the same time I had to -- I was really hurt. It was hard for me to deal with this, but what I had to do ultimately was step back and take a look at myself."
"I'm really getting in touch with my feelings and trying to process them in a more appropriate way," Arquette explained. "It's easy to numb them, but it's more fulfilling to feel them. I don't have a desire to drink."
Now, Arquette is becoming introspective and is determined to discover what he really needs to be happy.
"My big deal is me starting to look at who I really am," says Arquette. "I was living up to ideals that weren't necessarily who I am. What am I good with? What makes sense for me? Where's my true voice? I'm still learning."
It's great to hear that the actor is learning to deal with his problems in a more constructive way. We just hope he can manage to stay on the right road, even if he and Cox can't work out their differences.