Cupid's Pulse Article: Emilie de Ravin and Joshua Janowicz File for Divorce for Second TimeCupid's Pulse Article: Emilie de Ravin and Joshua Janowicz File for Divorce for Second Time

By Sanetra Richards

One couple is headed to Splitsville, for the second time. Emilie de Ravin and husband Joshua Janowicz have filed for divorce once again, according to “Emilie and her husband have filed for divorce,” de Ravin’s rep, Jeff Raymond, released in a statement. “They have recently been living separately and remain friends.” The couple first filed for divorce in January 2007, seven months after their wedding ceremony. Janowicz was served the papers two years later, however, and it was not finalized. This time around may be for good. The 32-year-old cited irreconcilable differences with the Once Upon a Time actress. The two have been separated since November.

How do you know when to call it quits on a long-term relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Every couple goes through their fair share of issues, whether minor or major. Sometimes you are left questioning if separation is the best solution. Like the saying goes, “Warning comes before destruction” – which typically means the signs are always there before things really take a turn for the worse. Unfortunately, it is especially hard to break it off when you have been in a long-term relationship, simply because there is tons of history. Cupid has some ways to help you decide when it is time to call it quits:

1. Tension is so thick: …you can cut it with a knife. The elephant has become evident in the room. Do not try to avoid the issue. Your relationship is on the rocks – you and your partner are constantly bickering and there is no resolution. It could possibly be time to call it quits.

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2. Absolutely no improvement: You should be able to recognize growth individually and as a couple. One specific aspect of a relationship is being each other’s support system. If the relationship is stagnant and there is no hope for bettering, consider going your separate ways.

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3. The flame has fizzled: The passion, the romance, the simple yet complex “I love yous” have all seemed to vanish over time. If there is no reason to why all the kind gestures have disappeared and communication is going downhill as well, it just may be time to part.

What can lead you to calling it quits? Share below.