By Project Soulmate’s Business Director Samantha Cohen. Contributors: Project Soulmate Matchmakers and BRAVO TV’s Love Brokers Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher

From Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt to Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, we have seen many of our favorite Hollywood couples unexpectedly split. The reason for their celebrity divorces may vary, but many of the underlying issues are the same. While celebrities may seem to have a perfect relationship and love to an outsider, they all deal with real-life martial issues and temptations like everyone else. The main difference is that they’re constantly being dissected by the media and have pressure to maintain a certain image. Keep reading for our relationship advice on what these celebrity divorces can teach you.

Relationship Advice: What Celebrity Divorces Can Teach You

It’s no secret that marriage is work. As we go through life’s obstacles our relationships often turn into an emotional roller coaster, full of highs and lows. As a result, we like to turn to celebrity couples to give us hope for a perfect, flawless relationship. But the truth of the matter is that we’re being deceived by the media portraying a perfect couple and celebrities are really just like us. Over the years, we have seen our favorite Hollywood couples crumble as they’re forced to deal with real life marital issues such as infidelity, deceit, neglect and hardships. The main difference between celebrities and the average person is that they’re forced to deal with their divorces in a very public manner where all of the details of their divorce become public knowledge. This can be detrimental for their kids, family, friends and of course, their image.

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So the question remains: What can we learn from celebrity divorces? The answer is simple. We can learn that celebrities are just like us and that there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage. Instead of looking at celebrity couples as a goal for your marriage, you should focus on improving the issues in your own love life. Because the truth is that there’s no perfect relationship and every partnership has its own unique struggles. While you may admire or even envy your favorite celebrity couple like Kim and Kanye, you need to realize that a relationship isn’t always as perfect as it may seem from the outside. You don’t want to set unrealistic expectations of a perfect marriage based on a façade.

Just like your favorite celebrities are altered to look skinny and flawless, their lives and relationships are often attuned in the public eye to look perfect. But the truth is there’s no such thing as perfection, and every person and relationship has its flaws. And while life’s bumpy ride may bring couples closer together, sometimes there’s no other route but divorce and moving on. It can be hard to watch your favorite Hollywood couples fall apart, but one of the benefits of celebrity divorce is that the stigma that was once attached to ending your marriage has nearly disappeared. And celebrity couples that have made the move to publicly get divorced could be the influencing factor that gives someone the strength to move on from their unhealthy marriage and get a divorce.

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Celebrities, just like you and me, aren’t exempt from the struggles in life and maintaining relationships. And when they’re able to move on from martial issues, despite the fact that they might be judged or criticized by the media, they become good role models. Maybe then we’ll be able to find the strength to do what will make us happiest in the long run.

Relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher are BRAVO TV’s Love Brokers and founders of Project Soulmate, a high-end New York-based matchmaking company.