Cupid's Pulse Article: Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti End Their MarriageCupid's Pulse Article: Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti End Their Marriage

By Andrea Surujnauth

Actress Ashley Judd and her husband Dario Franchitti have decided to call it quits after being married for 11 years. The couple tied the knot in December 2001 after being engaged for 2 years.. Franchitti, who is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, made a statement with Judd to People, “We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed.” Judd and Franchitti do not have any children together, but they still choose to remain friends.  Judd posted a tweet after news of the divorce hit headlines stating,  “Family forever. @dariofranchitti.” Dario Franchitti replied back with “@ashleyjudd family forever.”

How do you know when to give up on your marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

It is difficult to say good-bye to your significant other, especially if you have been married for a long time. You might feel as though you are unsure whether it is time to walk away from the marriage or if your problems can still be fixed. Cupid is here to help you decide whether the relationship has hope or if you should just run to the nearest exit:

1. Loss of respect: Respect is an important factor in any relationship. If you feel that you have lost respect for your significant other, or if they lost respect for you, then it is probably time to call it quits. Respect is the basis of a friendship, relationship, and marriage. Loss of it can cause everything to tumble down. You shouldn’t be with someone who doesn’t respect you or who you don’t respect.

2. Never-ending fights: Fights happen in every relationship, they can actually make relationships stronger. However, if you and your significant other have huge blow-outs over the smallest, most trivial matters then that is a problem. Fighting over and over all day about issues that don’t even matter is a big flashing sign that could be pointing to the end of the relationship.

3. No more attraction: If you find that you are no longer attracted to your partner or vice versa, you may have a major problem. This can  unfortunately lead to you or your partner looking for that missing attraction with someone else.

How would you know that it was time to end your marriage? Comment below and let us know!