After eight years together, Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin have decided to amicably end their relationship.  According to UsMagazine.com, the couple went their separate ways months ago, but decided to keep it quiet while Kunis, 27, promoted Black Swan.  The actress has never made her fear of settling down a secret.  She even admitted to Blackbook in 2009 that although she doesn’t believe in marriage, she does want to have children someday.  “I will have children,” Kunis said.  “I’m too selfish to have them now, but when I do, I don’t feel like I need to be married.  I need to have a person in my life who will care for me and my children — nothing else.”

What are things to consider about your partner before you have kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having children is one of the most important decisions you and your partner will have to make together.  Cupid has some things to consider about your partner before you decide to reproduce:

1. Happiness: Having a child is a lifelong commitment, and you have to be sure that your partner is content with his life and what he’s achieved before you make the decision to alter both of your lives.

2. Career: Not only does having a child require a lot of money, but it also requires a lot of time.  Both of these factors heavily depend on your partner’s career.

3. Wants in life: Sometimes the pressure of feeling like you’re supposed to do something in life can make you forget what you truly want.  Make sure that you both want children for the right reasons.