Though the rumors about Jennifer Aniston adopting have finally died down, she’s having a hard time killing the biggest rumor out there.  “That I’m unhappy,” the actress tells People.  The actress insists, “I’m really happy.  Really!”  Between the rumors of Jennifer dating, adopting a child and getting a dog, she just can’t catch a break!  “I think people honestly just want to see me as a mom and married and barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen,” the actress says.  “I just want to say, ‘Everybody, relax! It’s going to happen.’ ”  But the star is in no rush.  For now, she’s busy promoting her new fragrance and her romantic comedy Just Go with It, which hits theaters today.

Should you take an extended break from dating?


Cupid’s Advice:

In some cases, much like Jennifer Anistons, taking a break from dating can be very healthy.  If you’re struggling with this decision, Cupid thought of a few instances where taking a long break might be the right choice:

1. Busy job:
If achieving your career goals requires a lot of time and effort, dating someone could be very difficult.  There’s nothing wrong with putting all of your focus on your career.  Don’t feel rushed; dating isn’t going anywhere, but that promotion might!

2. Kids: Dating with kids is a huge commitment.  From finding bonding time with your kids to finding a babysitter, you’re going to have little attention to share with a new partner.  Wait until the kids are a little older or at least until you find a system that works.  When you can give yourself fully to a relationship, it’ll be worth it.

3. Bad breakup: If your last relationship was destructive and ended on a bad note, don’t move too quickly into a new one.  Take some time to be happy on your own.  Allow yourself to trust in love again before you take a chance on it.