Cupid's Pulse Article: Prince Andrew and Monika Jakisic Call It QuitsCupid's Pulse Article: Prince Andrew and Monika Jakisic Call It Quits

By Sanetra Richards

Single again and back on the prowl! According to, Prince Andrew and model Monika Jakisic (also George Clooney’s ex) have gone there separate ways after five months of dating. The British Prince was seen out with Dara Tomanovich, a Canadian lingerie model, at a Royal Ascot event last week. A few months ago, Jakisic uploaded a picture of a nice sized diamond ring alongside of a  £600 restaurant bill, sparking rumors of a possible engagment to the royal. Despite the rumors, a spokesperson for the Prince told the Daily Mail, “I can confirm the Duke of York is not engaged to Monika Jakisic.”

What are some benefits to splitting up early on in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Breaking up is never really an easy thing to do. However, when it is early on in a relationship, it may actually be quite easier to call it quits and move on. You are probably wondering, “How is that possible?” Cupid has some pros of going your separate ways in the first few months:

1. Less time invested: You spent a few months together as a couple, but decided to split after things took a turn for the worst. Luckily, you were able to detect problems with no solutions right away and removed yourself from the relationship (before those months developed into years).

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2. Able to accept reality: Everyone knows the first stage in a relationship is the honeymoon phase, which consists of googly eyes, love birds, and kissy faces. You and your [ex] partner went through it, but once it was over, you both saw the chances of actually being in a committed relationship were slim to none.

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3. Likely to remain friends: If not too much damage has been done, couples who may have dated for a short period of time find it easier to be friends after the breakup . . . or at least cordial.

What are some more benefits of splitting up early on in a relationship? Share your thoughts below.