Cupid's Pulse Article: What Led to Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner’s Split?Cupid's Pulse Article: What Led to Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner’s Split?

Avril Lavigne’s love life is now much more complicated.  The singer and Brody Jenner reportedly split last week after nearly two years together, reports  “It was mutual, but Brody really broke up with her,” said a source.  “He told her he was tired of always being her plus-one, and always going on tour with her.”  Lavigne is currently planning an upcoming tour in Asia.  “[Jenner] said he needs a career of his own again, and he didn’t want to go on the tour.  Avril didn’t like that.  Brody said, “I need to stay in L.A. and get back into TV, either scripted or reality.  But I feel like a loser.”

What do you do if your partner isn’t achieving success in their career?

 Cupid’s Advice:

Encouraging your partner is tough, especially when your successes outweigh their own.  Here are a few ways to handle your partner’s faltering career:

1. Be supportive:  If you offer tactful and sincere advice, your partner will appreciate your efforts.  Be cautious not to belittle your partner’s struggles.

2. Watch your words:  If you have a particularly good day at work, be careful what you say.  It’s okay to tell your partner about your successes every once in a while, but sharing your excitement too frequently will come across as bragging.

3. Offer to help: If your partner’s lack of success at work is due to issues that can easily be fixed, offer to help.  Spell-check your partner’s latest presentation or forward some necessary emails.  Hopefully, you will be able to get some work done and bond.

Have you ever been more or less successful at work than your partner?  How did you handle it?  Feel free to leave a comment below.