By Kristyn Schwiep

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are taking a¬†break.¬† According to¬†People, the celebrity couple hasn‚Äôt been photographed together since April 22 and they have been vacationing separately with their kids. The¬†couple¬†has not filed for divorce and they hope they can work out their differences. ‚ÄúThey want the best for their kids no matter what happens,‚ÄĚ said a source.

What are three reasons to take a break from your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Deciding whether or not you need to take a break from your relationship can be difficult.  So when should you take a break? Cupid has some advice for you:

1. Different goals:¬†Being in a relationship with different goals can be tiring. ¬†Even though at one point you might have had the same goals, people change their direction. ¬†If your goals are different and it doesn’t seem like you guys can agree on the same path its probably time to take a break and think about what you two really want for the future.

2. Fighting: Fighting all the time with your partner is unhealthy and tiring.  Fighting every now and then is common in a relationship, but if it the only communication that you two have anymore it is time to re-asses the relationship and take time apart.

3. You’re not happy:¬†The relationship that you are in should always make you happy. ¬†Happiness means a lot and you and your partners happiness should be important. ¬†If one of you are not happy it is time to go your separate ways for a little and see if you can find happiness elsewhere.

What are some reasons you have taken a break from your relationship? Share your stories below.