After numerous hookups and breakups, Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood have ended their relationship again.  This time, the couple split up nearly eight months after Manson popped the question.  People reported that the newly single rocker hit the streets of Los Angeles last Saturday night to eat dinner with friends. E! News also reported an “unidentified brunnette” who Manson apparently referred to as “his new girlfriend.”Would you give your ex another chance?

Cupid’s Advice:

On-again, off-again relationships can put you on edge.  You never know when it’s over, and you may assume the two of you will just get back together later.  How do you know when it’s time to move on for good, or to give it another chance?  Cupid’s got some tips:

1. Over is over: You don’t necessarily have to do anything.  If your ex is crawling back to you claiming they’ve changed, don’t take them back because you feel bad.  If it’s really over, then accept it.

2. No pressure: If you need to think it over, don’t let them manipulate your decision.  If you need time or space, your ex will respect your decision, and back off until you’ve come to a conclusion.

3. Trust: If trust between you and your partner has been broken then you need to really think about whether or not that trust can be rebuilt.  Think about how angry or upset you were when it ended versus how happy you can see yourself with your current ex in the future.  Which thought is stronger?