After less than two years of marriage, American Pie actress Mena Suvari is ending her union to concert producer Simone Sestito. ¬†According to People, the 32-year-old actress had her attorney file divorce papers on her behalf, citing ‚Äú‚Äėirreconcilable differences and asking that Sestito recieve no spousal support.‚ÄĚ ¬†The two met in 2007, were engaged in 2008, and married in 2010. ¬†Suvari, set to appear in another American Pie¬†movie this year, was excited to have children, but the couple had none and this will be her second divorce since 2005.

¬†How long should you try to fix your marriage when it’s not working?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes a marriage hits some rough spots that you have to work through.  Cupid shares how long to keep trying to fix a broken marriage:

1. If you’re playing the blame game: Don’t blame each other for the problems in your marriage. ¬†Accusations can only cause a further rift. ¬†If you and your partner are unable to dicuss things without blame, this could be indicative of a larger, unfixable problem.

2. Questions: If you or your partner constantly asks why you are together, it may be time to seriously sit down and weigh the pros and the cons of the marriage.  If the con list far outweighs the pro list, it may be time to consider other options.

3. Control: Do you have control over the problems in your marriage? ¬†If they can be fixed by mutual work between you and your spouse, you should continue to try to fix it. ¬†If it’s something beyond your control, you may have to seek outside help in fixing your marriage.

How do you know when to stop trying to make your marriage work? Share your ideas below.