Are you still obsessed with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's breakup? Well, I have some new scoop for you! According to a friend of Kristen's, Robert cut off all communication with Kristen after their split so they could both move on and why is this even news? It would be news if we found out Rob was calling up Kristen every day to make sure she was all right after dumping her. Or if he were calling her and then just weeping softly, unable to say a word. Or if he stood outside her house holding a boombox playing "In Your Eyes" because then we'd all want to find out where he'd gotten a working 1990s vintage boombox. But I digress. Isn't cutting yourself off from your ex standard operating procedure for everyone?
Here's the quote from Kristen's friend.
It was Rob’s decision that the two of them not communicate for a while. Rob felt like it was just too difficult for the two of them to move on if they kept in contact. They both want to be able to talk one day, but it’s still too soon and there are too many raw emotions from both sides involved.
Rob was in no way nasty about it. He actually thought he was helping Kristen by setting this boundary of no communication — that it would actually speed up the recovery process.
Rob was SUPER NICE about cutting Kristen off, I'm sure. No, but seriously, he's right of course. That usually is the kindest, most humane way to handle a breakup. Tough Love! Cold Turkey! Other Cliche! Keeping in contact just drags out the drama, when what you both need most is to just retreat to your own corners, lick your wounds, and look forward to whatever comes next.
You know what? Maybe Robert Pattinson should write a breakup advice book. I'm thinking something like How to Break Up With Your Movie Star Girlfriend After She Cheats On You With Her Director. Or A Hot Man's Guide to Breaking Up With the Girl Who Treated Your Heart Like Monkey Meat. Or 7 Habits of Highly-Effective Breaker-Uppers.
Robert Pattinson: Relationship guru. Can we please get this guy a show on OWN? I would get cable TV for that. Oh yeah, I was going to add another bit about how Rob still loves Kristen, you know, in a platonic way, wishes her well and all that crap. Does it even matter? They both just needed to moveondotorg, and they did. Good for them.
Do you think you should keep talking with your ex after you break up?