Hilary Swank isn’t treating her divorce from Chad Lowe as “the end of the world” and hopes that it inspires people to work at their own relationships, or give them up if they’re not working.

Hilary and Chad filed for divorce in May this year after nine years of marriage.

She said recently regarding the split: “That’s life. Millions of men and women fall in love, get married and then get divorced.”

“If what happened to me helps someone realise they’re in a great relationship and to hold the person closer, then do it.”

“If it makes someone realise they’re in an unhealthy relationship that is making them both unhappy, then it’s not the end of the world.”