By Cortney Moore

Jane Fonda and Richard Perry are making celebrity news by ending their long-term relationship. This celebrity break-up comes as a shock since the famous couple has been together for eight years. However, it seems that the separation has been amicable. “It’s not a breakup, it’s a shift in the direction of our lives,” Perry told EOnline.com. “I hate to say the romantic relationship is over. We’re definitely extremely good friends. We do things together. We care about each other a great deal.” According to Perry, Fonda has “rededicated herself to activism” as a reason of their relationship ending. Fonda hasn’t commented on the celebrity break-up, but it’s clear the 79-year-old actress had love for the record producer as seen in a 2012 interview with The Sun, where she said, “The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely want to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard. I feel totally secure with him.” Hopefully this celebrity couple will find happiness soon.

This celebrity break-up comes after quite a long relationship. What are some factors to consider before breaking off a long-term relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

A long-term relationship can be great if you’re with the right person, but as time goes on, things can change. If you feel that your relationship has gotten stale, then it might be time to end it. Let Cupid help you decide if it’s time to break it off with your long-term love:

1. Deserve better: If you feel that you’ve settled for less than you deserve, then that’s a good reason to end a long-term relationship. You don’t need resentment to build up.  End things before it’s too late.

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2. Spark is gone: When you’re no longer happy with the person  you’re with,  it’s time for you to move on.  Though this should be done only if you both have put effort into your relationship and still aren’t happy.

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3.  Unforgivable: If  you or your significant other have done something that neither of you can get over, then it might be best to break up.  There’s no use staying with someone that will always hold a grudge.

Have you ever had to end a long-term relationship? What was your reasoning? Share your stories in the comments below.