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Cougar Town star Courteney Cox has one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood, but it doesn’t come easy — how does the former Friends star make it work with husband David Arquette?

“We’ve done couples therapy in the past,” she confesses to InStyle magazine [via PopEater]. “We’re not lazy about our marriage.. We have the same arguments we’ve had for years.”

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She adds: “We have fun together and separately. We each have all the freedom in the world, which makes for a very comfortable relationship. It’s easy for people to just co-exist, especially when you have such different interests and work lives. You have to make an effort to stay connected, and that’s something we work at.”

With her line-free face the subject of much debate, what’s Courteney’s take on using Botox? “Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another. Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly.

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“One time I did too much, though. I feel weird if I can’t move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin. I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine.”

Meanwhile, Courteney reveals there was a point when she almost quit acting. “There was a time when my dad thought I should get out. It was right before I got Friends, and I probably had a month to go before I was completely broke.

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“I used to add up all my money in the bank and divide it by months or weeks depending on how bad things were. At one point my dad called me and said, ‘You have always been a great salesman. I think it’s time you come home and sell swimming pools.’

“I don’t think I would ever quit acting, but there are other things I am interested in. I wanted to be an architect, and I wish I knew more about landscaping. I think I’d be a good therapist too. Maybe I could start a little group therapy thing.”

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