Marriage: When to Stay, When to Go?

Former super model Stephanie Seymour and billionaire husband Peter Brant reconciled after an 18-month long, very public and bitter divorce. CBS/The Early Show

Talk about finding love in all the wrong places! One high-profile couple called it quits, then battled each other for over a year, and suddenly found love again -- in divorce court!

For the past 18 months, former super model Stephanie Seymour and billionaire husband Peter Brant have been engaged in a very public and bitter divorce.

Headlines have detailed their accusastions of adultery, drug use, even theft. But Tuesday, with over 100,000 court documents filed and millions spent in legal fees, the couple shockingly decided to call off their divorce to try to make their marriage work.

But as we've seen in countless headlines recently - unfortunately a happy ending isn't always the case.

This summer, Oscar winner Sandra Bullock's heart was broken by philandering husband, Jesse James. Former Vice President Al Gore ended his 40 year marriage to wife, Tipper - and Tiger Woods and wife, Elin divorced when word of his numerous infidelities became public and counseling couldn't solve their problems.

"Sometimes people aren't meant to be together and there is no alternative," said Matt Titus, a relationship expert.

Marital struggles are of course not exclusive to the rich and famous.

Nearly one-in-two marriages in the United States ends in divorce. The good news, though, is that the overall divorce rate is down 16 percent in the last decade.

"Marriage is hard work, it's togetherness and it's tough, but you are there for each other, you're a team," Titus added.

All the talk of marriage and divorce begs the question - how does a married couple ever really know -- "Should I stay or should I go?" Should they go their separate ways, or they keep working at their relationship?

Relationship Experts, Cooper Lawrence and Heidi Banks joined "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith to discuss when you should stay, and when it might be time to go:

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