Cupid's Pulse Article: Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan Break It OffCupid's Pulse Article: Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan Break It Off

While romance might have been in the air between Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan during the filming of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, that doesn’t seem to be the case post-premiere.  The duo have indeed parted ways, with a friend claiming, “It just wasn’t working,” as the reason behind the split.  With Mulligan back in Los Angeles filming indie flick Drive, a friend offers reassurance that, “[Carey]’s strong. She’ll be fine!”  Would a certain British actor, Tom Sturridge, have anything to do with this?  Sources tell Us Weekly that isn’t the case; they’re just pals.

If things aren’t working, when is it time to call it quits?

Cupid’s Advice:

Every relationship has it’s ups and downs, but there’s a difference between a rough patch and an unhealthy relationship.  Here are some signs for when the going gets bad and you’re just not sure whether it’s time to break up:

1. All we do is fight: If every conversation ends with a screaming match, chances are you’re having problems communicating with your partner.  If the arguments stem from trivial matters, try compromising and picking your battles.  However, if these fights involve serious issues, such as your goals and values, remember: you can’t change who a person is at heart.

2. The spark just isn’t there: While it is common for the thrill of a new relationship to dissipate over time, there also just comes a point when you simply don’t feel the same way as you used to about the person you’re dating.  People change, and if the spark that made your relationship special in the first place has gone out, then you need to reevaluate what makes you happy.

3. You want to see other people: It happens.  You reach a point when you realize that your current mate is just not “the one” for you.  All you can do is be honest and straightforward.  Don’t placate a relationship.  It’s not fair for your partner to think that you are 100% emotionally committed to your relationship, when you aren’t.