By Carly Horowitz

In latest celebrity news, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their separation on Instagram this past Monday. A part of the statement read, “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy.” According to UsMagazine.com, the pair had their celebrity wedding in 2009. They also share 4-year-old daughter, Everly, but they have made it clear that they are going to make efforts so that this separation will not affect her in a negative way.

This celebrity break-up is so disappointing to us! What are some ways to work on your marriage prior to calling it quits?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage is a lifelong commitment that must be worked on day in and day out. Sometimes it may get rocky along the way, but try not to give up! Here are some ways to work on your marriage before breaking it off:

1. Remember why you got married: You are going to need some motivation if you want to avidly work on your marriage during a rough time. Try your best to remember why you got married in the first place. Ponder the amazing assets of your partner and visualize the amazing wedding that you shared together. Maybe even try to do things that you used to do when you first started dating or when you first got married in order to ignite that spark again and become motivated for this improvement process.

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2. Take a walk together each day: It sounds so simple yet it is so beneficial. Taking time out of each of your days to take a nice stroll around your neighborhood will give you and your partner an opportunity to discuss your feelings and further hone the bond that you have. You can talk about how your day went and then get into some serious points as to why you are needing to work on your marriage. Being in the outdoors will also help you and your partner to be more open and happy while conversing.

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3. Practice forgiveness: Try to open your mind and see things the way that your partner is seeing things. Now is not time for the blame game. That will only prove to be detrimental. Take responsibility for your own actions and move on from there. Keep in your mind that you are trying to improve your relationship instead of looking for reasons to end it.

What are some other ways work on your marriage before separating? Comment below!