In a shocking announcement last week, Billy Ray Cyrus told the ladies of The View that he had decided to drop the much-publicized divorce between himself and wife, Tish.  The 17-year marriage that spawned teen sensation Miley Cyrus was in danger of dissolving last year when the Cyruses filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”  After seeing how much the divorce was hurting the family, Billy Ray decided to call it off, reports RadarOnline.  “I dropped the divorce.  I wanted to put my family back together,” he says.  He also cited communication as one of the their biggest problems, and added, “I think for the first time me and my entire family are finally communicating with each other.”

What are some ways to work on your rocky relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

If you and your mate are headed toward a breakup, it’s not too late to try to save the relationship.  Cupid has some ideas on how to work on a troubled relationship:

1. Make the grand gesture: When you or your partner just can’t get what you want from the other person, it’s time to make the grand gesture.  For example, if your mate thinks you’re afraid of commitment, maybe it’s time to ask him to move in.

2. Communicate: Lack of communication is one of the most common reasons for a breakup.  Make sure you are both comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with each other.

3. Do little things: Sure, the big things are important, but a little goes a long way.  Try doing small things like cooking dinner or buying your mate flowers.  They’ll appreciate it more than you know.