By Maria N. Capalbo

According to People.com, famous couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are finally calling it quits. Their celebrity divorce is now taking place after the hard work they put in trying to keep their celebrity marriage afloat for 10 years! The couple released a statement, saying, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.” A source said that the couple may be seeking mediation to deal with this difficult time.

We did not see this celebrity divorce coming. How do you know when you’ve tried hard enough to make your marriage work?

Cupid’s Advice:

Keeping a marriage alive is sometimes very difficult. Unfortunately, there are times when we exhaust all options and start heading down the dreary road of divorce. Cupid has some ways to tell if you’ve tried hard enough to make your marriage work:

1. No regrets: You can look back on this matter, and have no regrets when you think about how you tried to keep things from falling apart. You feel no weight on your shoulders for going through with this, and you are ready to move forward with your life.

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2. Conscious forgiveness: You and your partner can consciously forgive each other for everything that you have been through and agree to move forward in separation amicably. After all is said and done, forgiveness is extremely important, and arguably the final step of an emotional separation.

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3. Partner agreement: You and your partner can equally agree that things are heading down the wrong road, and you have both tried your best to keep things alive. Once you both agree that you should take separate paths, you know you have tried everything in your power, and now it is time to let go.

What are some ways you knew you tried your hardest to make your marriage work? Share below!