Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Johnny Depp Opens Up About Split with Vanessa ParadisCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Johnny Depp Opens Up About Split with Vanessa Paradis

By April Littleton has news that Johnny Depp has finally broken his silence about the end of his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis. In the July 4 issue of Rolling Stone, Depp said, “The last couple of years have been a bit bumpy. At times, certainly unpleasant, but that’s the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there’s kiddies involved.” The ex-couple never married and are parents to Lily-Rose, 14 and Jack, 11. Recently, Depp has been dating 27-year-old actress Amber Heard.

How do you know when the downs outweigh the ups in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be hard to tell when your relationship has taken a permanent turn for the worst, especially if you’re working so hard to keep it intact. All relationships go through their ups and downs, but how do you know when it’s time to let go of what you once had and move on? Cupid has some tips:

1. You’re not satisfied: Is it hard for you and your partner to communicate well? Do you find yourself crying more often and smiling less? This may be a sign that your relationship is spiraling out of control. If you haven’t been happy with your significant other in a while, then you need to thinking about ending the relationship – no matter how painful it will be.

2. Change in behavior: Has your partner become distant? If there’s a change in your behavior or your boo’s, it’s time to evaluate what’s important in your relationship. Maybe the two of you just need space from each other, or maybe there’s deeper issues the two of you haven’t fully let out in the open yet. Whatever the case, now’s the time to figure out whether you want to try one more time to salvage the relationship, or leave it behind.

3. Commitment: If you find it more and more difficult to stay committed to your significant other, now is the time to throw in the towel. The pressure may be too much for the both of you, or the spark may have fizzled out for good. If you can no longer envision yourself sticking it out for better or for worse, get out of the poor situation before it gets worse. You never know, maybe the two of you can eventually become friends in the end.

How did you know when the downs outweighed the ups in your relationship? Comment below.