As much as we had hoped they would work it out, less than two weeks after their separation, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johannson have officially filed for divorce, according to According to their documents, neither is asking for spousal support.

How do you know when it’s time to make a separation permanent?

Cupid’s Advice:

Separations are usually a last attempt to make your marriage work. Unfortunately, they often precede divorce. ¬†Cupid has some ways for you to know when it’s time to make a separation permanent:

1. You can’t get along: If taking a break from each other doesn’t get rid of some of the hostility in your marriage, it may be a sign that it’s too late to work things out.

2. You’re only in it for the kids: As much as every parent wants to make their children happy, there comes a time when you may need to put yourself and and your spouse’s needs first.

3. You’ve been unhappy a long time: A separation is a time to reflect on your relationship. ¬†If you can’t recall a recent time when you were content with your spouse, it may be time to move on.