Cupid's Pulse Article: Surprising Split for Ben Harper and Laura DernCupid's Pulse Article: Surprising Split for Ben Harper and Laura Dern

It’s splitsville for another seemingly happy celebrity couple.  RadarOnline reports that singer Ben Harper and Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern have filed for divorce.  The pair dated for five years before marrying in 2005 and have two children together.  The breakup is especially surprising because it comes three weeks after the Harper-Dern family traveled to Hawaii together to attend the wedding of their close friend, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.  Vedder and model Jill McCormick married September 18, and Harper and Dern spent a week partying in Honolulu along with other celebrities like Jack Johnson and Sean Penn.  The couple’s reps had no comment on the split.

What are some signs that your partner is unhappy in your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Some relationships end so abruptly that it leaves you wondering, what happened?  Cupid has some tips on how to recognize signs that your partner is unhappy:

1. He seems distracted: If he doesn’t pay attention to you when you talk or seems distant on dates, he may be thinking about ending it.  Not fully engaging shows that he’s not content in the relationship anymore.

2. He cancels plans: If he suddenly opts out of that cruise in the Bahamas you had been planning forever, he’s not ready to take that next step with you.  If he doesn’t want to move forward, he’s not happy with where the relationship is going.

3. He starts fights: Some people have a hard time showing emotion, and men often express their sadness or frustration through anger.  If it seems like you’re constantly bickering, he might be trying to show you that he’s lost that loving feeling.