Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple: John Mayer and Katy Perry Split for the Second TimeCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple: John Mayer and Katy Perry Split for the Second Time

By Andrea Surujnauth

It seems as though John Mayer and Katy Perry have hit a bump in the road…AGAIN. The famous couple has broken up for the second time. Is the split permanent? According to, it may not be. A source mentioned, “It’s sad. It’s not over until it’s over. You have to see how things  play out.” Another source added, “She’s leaving the window open. They have both been so focused on work.” Perry had previously been married to Russell Brand, but their divorce was finalized by February 2012. Perry began flaunting her relationship with Mayer as early as March 2012. Although the two split up for a little while, they were back together by September 2012.

How do you know when an on-again off-again relationship is over?

Cupid’s Advice:

On-again off-again relationships tend to feel like a never ending black hole. You just keep falling deeper and deeper into it and there doesn’t seem to be any way out. How can you tell when the time has finally come to just get away from the relationship and never look back? Cupid has some advice:

1. No more satisfaction: When you’re in this on-again off-again relationship, every time you and your beau are back on, you do not feel the same happiness and satisfaction that you once felt. You start asking yourself whether you are happier when the relationship is off rather than on.

2. No resolution: If you two are just getting back together without resolving the problem that caused you to break up in the first place, you probably should not be together. If you can not find the solution to a problem that was big enough to cause you to break up, then the relationship will continue being a roller-coaster ride for you and your partner. You both better get off of the ride before one of you throws up.

3. Think of your needs: Think about whether this relationship is healthy for you. Are you happy with the constant bickering, breaking up, crying, and then eventually getting back together knowing that it will happen all over again later on? If this relationship is getting in the way of your school, job, and happiness, then it is time to let it go and move on.

How do you know whether an on-again off-again relationship is truly over? Comment below and let us know.