House star Olivia Wilde and her husband, Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, have decided to end their marriage, reports People.  The couple, who eloped together when Wilde was only 18, were together for eight years.  “They have been living apart for quite some time to make their relationship work,” reveals an insider.

What are ways to work on your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you hit a rocky point in your relationship, it’s important not to give up without putting in some effort first.  Here are a few ways to smooth over your rough relationship:

1. Space: Try distancing yourself from your partner, so that the two of you have time to cool down and reevaluate the issues that have been plaguing  your relationship.  When both of you have clear heads, it’s should be safe to give the relationship another try.

2. Considerate acts: Especially when your relationship is at a low point, being considerate can make a huge difference.  Try to do ‘the little things,’ like taking the trash out or packing a lunch for your partner.  It may not seem like much, but your partner will appreciate the effort.

3. See a counselor: If the problems in your relationship are too much for you to handle, try seeing a counselor.  While it can get expensive, it may be worth it in the end.

For more on Olivia Wilde:
Olivia Wilde and Prince Husband Split
Olivia Wilde Separates From Husband
Olivia Wilde, Tao Ruspoli Agree to End Marriage