Even strong relationships can come to an end. Â Avatar star Zoe Saldana, 33, split from her fiancĂ©, businessman Keith Britton, 35, reports People. Â â€ś[The couple] have amicably separated after 11 years,â€ť said Saldanaâ€™s rep in a statement. Â The pair will continue their partnership in the website My Fashion Database. Â “Saldana and Britton remain committed business partners as co-founders of fashion resource MyFDB.com,” said the statement.
How do you rebuild independence after a long relationship ends?
When a relationship strengthens over time, so does your dependence on your partner. Â Here are a few ways to rebuild your independence after a break up:
1. Take control of your money: In long relationships, itâ€™s not uncommon to have shared bank accounts and investments. Â Separating your funds from your partnerâ€™s is one of the quickest ways to reassert your independence.
2. Be wary of mutual friends: After a long time with your partner, the two of you most likely have mutual friends. Â Though it can be disheartening, strictly sorting your friends post-breakup will help you move on. Â Contact with mutual friends will only remind you of your ex.
3. Visit your family: One of the best ways to heal after a break-up is by visiting your friends and family. Â Those closest to you will help you remember how you were before your relationship and will also help you move forward.
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