By Ariana Bacle
Updated March 12, 2014 at 05:19 PM EDT

After 26 years of marriage, stars of TLC series Little People, Big World Matt and Amy Roloff are going on a trial separation.

“Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation,” the two said in a statement. “We sincerely appreciate the unwavering support, understanding and prayers from our family, friends and many fans.”

Their separation will be addressed in a new episode of the show on March 25 where Matt and Amy adjust to their new living arrangement during the 2013 holiday season.

The show, which has followed the Roloff family since 2006, is currently in its seventh season.