Hearing that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up over the weekend was kind of like getting punched in the stomach. Considering they're, like, 4 years old, I guess we all knew it could happen sooner or later, but it still stings. Also because they're youngsters, it doesn't exactly surprise me that Justin isn't handling it all that well. This has gotta be, like, his first REAL heartache. Poor guy.
In the last week the 18-year-old singer has posted more "I'm looking sad please hold me" self-pics on Instagram than EVER, and then there was that whole episode of him performing "Cry Me a River" at a concert in Boston Saturday night. Clearly, someone's feeling a little down in the dumps.
Come on, Biebs, get it together. Personally, I don't believe the almost two year relationship is really over. Either way there are definitely right and wrong ways to handle a breakup. Here we go, Justin, let's talk 6 dos and don'ts of breaking up:
Do: Take some time for you and get away with friends. When you're hurting, it helps to break from your routine a little bit, mix things up. Enjoying the company of your buddies will help put things in perspective: Life WILL go on.
Don't: Post sad self-pictures on Instagram. There's no need for this. Go on, grab yourself a pint of Ben & Jerry's instead, it's OK -- I promise.
Do: Try to make your environment focused on the things that make you happy. Removing all of those lovey pictures may be hard, but it’s for the right reasons. You won’t be able to move on if your ex is still the background on your MacBook.
Don’t: Start bugging their friends about what your ex is up to. There are reasons you’re no longer together, and if he wanted you to know, you would.
Do: Make goals for yourself. When all of your time used to be taken up by someone else, it’s easy to get restless and upset when your schedule becomes ... open. Make to-do lists, join a gym, try some new recipes. Bring the focus back to you and your life.
Don’t: Read old messages. We’ve all been there. You have the cards from two Christmases ago saved in your bedside table and about a bazillion text messages saved on your iPhone. I’m not saying you have to trash EVERYTHING, but it may be for the best. Reminding yourself of what once was will just bring tears and extra heartache.
Do you think Justin and Selena are really dunzo? How have you handled bad breakups in the past?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside