The news of Chris Rock's divorce left many ESSENCE readers urging them to fight for their marriage. What would you do to avoid divorce?

Jolie A. Doggett
Dec, 29, 2014

Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are calling it quits after almost 20 years of marriage. The couple announced Sunday that they’re filing for divorce.

"After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways," Compton-Rock, 45, said in a statement. "Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life's blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”

We shared their break up news on and saw how devastated our readers were about the split. Many of you were sad and surprised, and a lot of you were really hoping that this celebrity couple could stick it out. 

This makes us wonder: How would you fight to save a marriage? We want to know what you think. Take our poll and sound off in the comments with your remedy for a broken marriage.

QUESTION:How Do You Fight to Save a Marriage From Divorce? Counseling 36% A good vacation/getaway 1% Prayer 33% Honesty about deal breakers 12% Divorce is not an option 18% Total votes: 417