By Marissa Donovan

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are calling it quits after spending eight years together. The Guardian of The Galaxy star released a statement posted a joint statement on Facebook releasing their status as a former celebrity couple. According to People.com, The two actors tried to make their marriage work over the years due to Pratt’s busy schedule. The celebrity parents have the best intentions for their son Jack by keeping their divorce private for the time being. We probably can expect them to be celebrity co-parent role models!

This celebrity break-up has us optimistic that the two will continue being the best parents. How can you and your partner handle a break-up while trying to raise children?

Cupid’s Advice:

Break-ups can be hard, especially when you both have a child together. Here is how you and partner can handle a break-up while trying to raise a child:

1. Try your best to normalize the transition at first: Don’t make drastic changes, and instead try to keep to the routine of whatever your child does normally. Eventually you or your partner can find another place to live, but try not to rush into packing on the first day of breaking the news to your child.

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2. Make sure the child has enough time with both parents: Try and make a schedule that allows you and your partner to spend time with your child equally. Jobs and living situations might be problem, but you and your partner can also compromise time with holidays or other events.

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3. Let teacher or caretaker know: Since this change may be difficult for your child, let someone close to your child know what’s happening. Giving someone the heads up can allow others to  have the best interest for your child and make sure they can have support.

What do you think of this celebrity break-up? Let us know in the comments!