What Celebrity Breakups Teach about Marriage

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant.

The number of celebrity divorces and separations in the news have been plenty lately.

Singer Seal and his model wife Heidi Klum are the most recent example, recently announcing their decision to separate after nearly seven years of marriage.

Shortly after the news, fans got emotional -- some telling Facebook friends they were "shocked" and even "devastated" by the break-up.

But is the fascination with celebrity relationships unhealthy for current and future marriages?

Seal and Klum were known for their public displays of affection, and renewing their wedding vows every year.

But family therapist and author Dr. Linda Mintle says it's important not to be deceived by the perfect image of marriage that Hollywood can portray -- or the ugly divorces that often follow.

She notes that marriage is not easy, but divorce can be avoided.

"Here's the thing we need to recognize about conflict ... 69 percent of all conflict in a couple's relationship is not solvable," Mintle told CBN News. "So what is important is not that you resolve conflicts, but the way you talk about conflict."

Click play to watch all of Dr. Mintle's advice on viewing celebrity marriages, working through issues, and communicating with a spouse.

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