Cupid's Pulse Article: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Tried to Save Their RelationshipCupid's Pulse Article: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Tried to Save Their Relationship

Johnny Depp, 49 and Vanessa Paradis, 39, fought gallantly to keep their relationship alive, according to People. The couple has two kids, Lily Rose, 13, and Jack, 9, and has reportedly been living separate lives for many months now.  A source close to the couple confirms, “They’ve tried for months to save the relationship, but have known for weeks that it couldn’t be saved.” Paradis arrived in France last week to promote her film Je Me Suis Fait Tout Petit at the Cabourg Festival of Romantic Cinema. It was no coincidence that the couple announced the separation once she had landed; “It was all decided before she got on that plane,” the source says.

How do you save your relationship when it’s headed downhill?

Cupid’s Advice:

It takes a great deal of work to keep a relationship strong and healthy. When it seems that you and your man are headed in the wrong direction, here are some ways to reconnect and salvage the loving relationship you once had:

1. Get intimate: Actions say a lot more than words. Remind each other how comforting it is just to be touched or kissed. When you’re not sure what to say, at least remind the other that you’re there by offering a back massage or engaging in a passionate kiss.

2. Remember why you fell for each other: Do the things you used to do together. Go out to eat at that restaurant you had your first date. Take a walk through the park where he first kissed you. Bringing up old memories and reminding yourselves of the good times will help you rekindle your romance.

3. Get professional help: If you have tried communicating, but are not getting through to each other, seek out a professional. People don’t like admitting they need help and therefore, relationship counselors get a negative connotation. However, therapy can be extremely helpful for the both of you as she or he is coming from an unbiased standpoint with the ability to see what you cannot.

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