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Patrick Dempsey says 'lots of sex' helped repair his marriage

He almost headed for divorce from his wife of 16 years, but something changed.

Struggling in your marriage? Dr. McDreamy prescribes "lots of sex"... among other things.
Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian announced their shock split in January last year, after 15 years of marriage and three gorgeous kids. But the 50-year-old actor wasn't prepared to give up on their relationship, and with the help of couples' counselling as well as learning to "prioritise", the pair are now stronger than ever.
Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, the Bridget Jones's Baby star said, "Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of. I didn't feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That's where it started."
The Grey's Anatomy actor also revealed their kids, Talula, 14 and twin boys Darby and Sullivan, eight, were a huge part of the reason they wanted to give their marriage another shot.
"We wanted to be role models for our kids like, okay, if you have differences, you can work them out," he said.
He also revealed a thing or two he learned throughout the process, telling the magazine, "You've got to communicate, and stay open and not get lazy. And not give up. And lots of sex!"
"We wanted to be role models for our kids," the actor said about working on his marriage.

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