Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Did Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner Break Up?Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Did Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner Break Up?

Could Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner be calling it quits after 2 years of dating?  According to Hollyscoop, Lavigne is ready to settle down, and Jenner just isn’t.  We wonder if Jenner might be nervous because he knows Lavigne’s previous marriage to rocker, Deryck Whibley, didn’t work out or because his step sister, Kim Kardashian’s, union to ex hubby Kris Humphries ended in such a short time.  Also, maybe that bar fight back in November put a strain on the relationship.  We’ll have to see.

What are some ways to tell it’s time to break up with your partner after a long-term relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

After long time dating, you may find yourself questioning the relationship.  Here are some ways to know if you need to break-up or should hang in there:

1. Company: If you are annoyed or unhappy when you spend quality time with your partner, it may be time to move on.

2. Intimacy: Is the intimacy non-existent or are you using sex to make the relationship better?  If you said “yes” to either, re-evaluate why you are with your significant other.

3. Different values: If the two of you want different things out of your relationship, and it seems like each other’s plans have changed over time, it may be time to make plans solo.

How did you know it was time to end your long term relationship? Share your comments below.