Miranda Cosgrove learned a hard lesson recently, heartbreaks can hit at any age. The 17-year-old iCarly actress revealed that she and an ex-boyfriend recently called it quits after three years, according to an interview with Seventeen.  “I’ve only had one serious boyfriend, but we dated for three years.  He’s the one guy I really, really liked,” she said.  Cosgrove added that despite the fact that she and her ex don’t talk much anymore, she feels he was the one who got away from her.

How long should you fight for a relationship to work?

Cupid’s Advice:

Breakups are tough, and what makes them more difficult is knowing when to keep fighting for better times and when to end things and move on.  No two relationships are the same, which makes things even more difficult.  Cupid has some tips:

1. Listen to your heart: Nobody is going to be able to better explain your feelings than yourself.  When going through a rough patch with your partner, remember to ask yourself if you still want to be in the relationship.  If the answer is yes, fight for it.  If not, move on.

2. Active communication: An open channel of communication between you and your partner is most important.  Knowing what your partner is thinking can help you decide what’s best for the relationship.

3. Make a choice, and stick to it: As tough as it can be, stick to your instinct.  If you want to keep trying to make your relationship work, then give it 100 all you have.  On the flip side, if you chose to break-up, then remember the reasons it happened.  Everyone has that one person who got away, and it’s better to learn from love than to never have taken the risk.

For more on Miranda Cosgrove:
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