Cupid's Pulse Article: Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Call It QuitsCupid's Pulse Article: Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Call It Quits

By Gabriela Robles

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have called it quits after 11 years of marriage. According to People, the two have been living separately lately, with Gere living in Bedford, N.Y., and Lowell in North Haven, N.Y. They were last seen in public together at a fundraiser in New York City in June.

 What are some ways to tell it’s time to go your separate ways?

Cupid’s Advice:

You haven’t felt the same lately. You want to spend more time alone than together. You’re unsure about your relationship and now you don’t know what to do. Is it time to end things? Cupid can help you through this decision:

1. Reflect on what your daily plan is: Do you guys have some couple-time, or are you always alone? Do you prefer spending time alone or with friends than with your partner? If so, you might be ready to end the relationship. It’s possible that you’re just in a rut, but if it’s been going on for more than a few months, then it’s likely that you’re both feeling the same thing.

2. Think about how you feel: Ask yourself, are you still having fun? Is he still the love of your life? Do you still enjoy being around him? No matter how long you’ve been together, you want to always enjoy each other — even when you’re in an argument. If that feeling’s gone, then there might not be anything there anymore.

3. Talk about it: Ask him how he feels. Does he think it’s something you guys can work out? If you both believe you can work on it, don’t leave. But if not, then it’s probably time to make an exit.  You always have to be on the same page and have to figure out what you both want. If it doesn’t match up, then it might not be the right relationship.

How do you know when to separate? Share in the comments below!