ashton demi june 2011 gi Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore: Arguments got 'intense'Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore announced their split on Thursday (Nov. 17), but apparently the couple had been having problems for some time.

The fighting could get pretty intense,” a source tells People magazine. “Whatever counseling they did was fine for a quick fix but could not get to the heart of the problem.”

According to People, the couple did try to work on their relationship, but “got to a point where they had to end it.”

In a just-published interview — obviously done pre-split — with Women’s Health, Kutcher offers his advice on relationship longevity.

“Don’t wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship.”

He continues: “I would just like a woman someday, somewhere, at some point in my life to say to me, ‘You’re a great listener,'” he said. “Haven’t heard it yet, and that’s a superior compliment to get from a woman. But I’m going to work on it.”

According to E! Nerws, Kutcher has already returned to work on “Two and a Half Men” and neither he nor Moore tweeted any messages out to their millions of followers on Friday.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson