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Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Spending Time Apart From Michael Douglas, But Will That Work?

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the premiere of 'Side Effects' hosted by Open Road with The Cinema Society and Michael Kors at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on January 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images) | Getty

When news broke Wednesday that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were separating after nearly 13 years of marriage, we were a little thrown off.

Why? Because of the way the couple's separation was framed. While Zeta-Jones's rep told HuffPost Celebrity that "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," sources told People magazine that the couple were "taking a break."

"A break"? Blame it on all the "Friends" episodes we've watched, but "taking a break" doesn't sound nearly as cut-and-dried as the standard Hollywood divorce announcement. Maybe Zeta-Jones and Douglas really are trying to work things out!

But does taking time apart from each other ever work out for the best? We were curious to know what our readers thought, so we polled them on Facebook and Twitter. Click through the slideshow below for their responses, then head to the comments and let us know if you think taking a break in a relationship is a good idea.

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