Our hearts broke when these celebrity couples split up but there are lessons we can learn from their heartbreak
Celebrities are just like you and me. No, really.
They mess up. They get their hearts broken. They have to pick up the pieces.
And they have to do this all under the (often brutal) public eye.
Celebrity splits have been a staple in the industry. In fact, those who’ve stayed together like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson or Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar have become a rarity in tinseltown.
The most recent break-ups that broke our hearts were Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, couples who we were certain would stay together forever.
But even though it’s disheartening to see them part ways, there are lessons to be learned from the common causes of failed celebrity marriages which we can apply to our own relationships. Here are five of them.
1. Lack of Quality Time
Their hectic schedules take them across the world for shoots, filming, and other obligations. So, naturally, this makes it tough for them to maintain spending time with their spouse as a top priority.
Though it’s healthy to have some time apart, it’s so important to always touch base with one another by making regular calls or video chats a part of your routine.
You can still feel connected even if work requires you to be apart for long periods of time.
2. Consistent Temptation
Naturally, celebrities have to deal with constant opportunities to be unfaithful.
It’s almost expected that, with millions of fans fawning over them, there will be times when they receive indecent proposals.
Another source of temptation would be their attractive co-workers. When they film intimate scenes, some stars can’t help but be carried away by the chemistry.
But this is also true for non-celebrities. Temptation is everywhere and often, what we think is harmless flirtation can easily lead to something else.
It’s important to evaluate ourselves whenever we suspect we are being led down a dangerous road.
Would our significant other approve of our current behavior? Or are we playing with fire?
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