Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘RHOBH’ Star Erika Jayne & Tom Girardi Split After 21 Years TogetherCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘RHOBH’ Star Erika Jayne & Tom Girardi Split After 21 Years Together

By Nicole Maher

In the latest celebrity news, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ couple Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi have announced their split. According to EOnline.com, their celebrity break-up comes following 21 years of marriage. The couple had originally met while Jayne was working in West Hollywood and were engaged after six months of dating. Despite being married for two decades, Jayne expressed frustration about the public’s continued reference to the couples’ age gap.  

In celebrity break-up news, it’s over for Erika and Tom, who have been together for over two decades. How do you know when a long-term relationship has run its course?

Cupid’s Advice:

Break-ups are never easy, no matter how long you and your partner have been together. However, spending years, or even decades, with another person can make the process of breaking up even more challenging. If you are looking for signs that your long-term relationship has run its course, Cupid has some advice for you: 

1. Holding on to happier times: Creating memories together can be one of the best parts of a relationship, but it can also cause people to remain in relationships that are reaching their end. If you find yourself holding on to memories that happened months or years ago, but have not made the same type of memories since, your relationship may have run its course. Breaking-up doesn’t mean you have to forget all the great times in your relationship, it opens you up to new experiences. 

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2. You’ve grown in different directions: People are constantly growing and changing over the years. It’s possible that you and your long-term partner have grown in different ways since the beginning of your relationship. While this is no one’s fault, staying together despite your different paths in life may continue to cause conflicts that you’re already facing.

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3. Loss of feelings: No one wants to be told that their partner has lost feelings for them. Likewise, many people might not want to admit they’ve lost feelings for their partner. However, it’s possible of the course of a long-term relationship for feelings to change, and holding on to past feelings of love that have disappeared will eventually lead to an unhealthy relationship.

What are some other signs a long-term relationship has run its course? Start a conversation in the comments below.