By Cortney Moore

Khloe Kardashian posted not so cryptic tweets on May 8 after former husband Lamar Odom was photographed allegedly drinking alcohol. “SMH,” along with, “Hummmmmm … People disappoint,” she tweeted only a few hours after the celebrity news was revealed. The celebrity couple separated after four years of marriage due to Odom’s drug use. However, they have not made it official by getting a celebrity divorce. Last October, Odom was hospitalized after an overdose, and his estranged wife has helped him recover since then. According to a source from UsMagazine.com, Odom told Kardashian, “Nothing will happen to me. Look at how I survived this last one,” which may explain his wife’s subsequent tweet May 10 that said, “How quickly people forget…”

This celebrity news has us holding out hope for change. What are some ways to know if your partner will change for the better?

Cupid’s Advice:

Challenges arise that are very trying to a relationship, and sometimes your partner can be the cause of it. As a couple, you may try to stick together and combat these woes, but have no idea how to go forward. Cupid is here with relationship advice to help your partner change for the better:

1. Gather support: You may be trying your best to help your partner with this private matter, but it may be best to let others in to help you out. Whether it be a professional, support group, or family/friend, let someone know what’s going on. You don’t have to shoulder this burden alone, and you could gather valuable insight about your relationship from what others observe.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Lamar Odom Found Unconscious in Nevada Brothel

2. Keep busy: Aside from support, you both need to keep busy with daily tasks and activities. Fixating on issues will only cause further strains and be discouraging. If you’re hoping to help your partner change their ways, it would be best to keep them distracted.

Related Link: Dating Advice: What To Do When Your Relationship Gets Real

3. Be present: And most important of all, be there for your partner! Watch over them and be attentive to their struggles and needs. Be their sympathetic confidant and their firm hand to make sure they’re putting in real effort to change. This is a difficult time for both of you, but you have stay strong for your partner. Your solidarity will be appreciated and will be encouraging overall.

Have you ever had a partner try to change for the better? What did you do to help the situation? Comment below.