Their characters may have tied the knot on Melrose place a year ago, but Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner won’t be heading to the alter anytime soon.  According to People, the couple have called off their engagement.  The pair, who got engaged in August, had the full approval of Locklear’s daughter, Ava.  “Ava was so excited when we told her,” said Lockclear.  “She hugged Jack, said congratulations, and she immediately wanted to see the ring. Then she ran and Facebooked her new stepbrother.”

How do you know when it’s time to call off an engagement?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you’re set to marry, it can be difficult to just call everything off … especially after you’ve already told everyone about your wedding plans.  Here are some ways to know it’s time to say “no” to marriage:

1. Wedding plans have ceased: If you don’t feel like planning your wedding and your partner feels the same way, it’s probably a sign that neither of you are ready to tie the knot.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break up, but there’s no reason to rush into marriage right away.

2. You have doubts: Pay minor doubts no mind, as everyone has worries.  But when you start having major doubts about the future of your relationship, it’s time to start questioning why you’re getting married in the first place.

3. You’re not excited: Weddings are a joyous occasion and if you’re not anxious for yours, that’s not good.  Sometimes peer pressure and family obligations can lead you into a marriage you’re not ready for, so beware of that and stand your ground.

How did you know when to call off your engagement? Share your experiences below.