By Whitney Johnson

It looks like Selena Gomez has finally moved on following her celebrity break-up with Justin Bieber! The pop princess is now in a relationship with music producer Zedd. According to E! Online, a source close to the singer says, “Everything is going great with him. She is really happy, and they are having fun.” Unfortunately, some of Gomez’s loved ones are unsure about the new celebrity couple and where their relationship is headed. “Selena’s friends are a little bit wary while remaining hopeful,” the source adds. “Right now, he is making Selena happy, and he’s not Justin Bieber, so that’s a good thing.”

This celebrity couple is facing some doubt from the pop star’s friends. How do you handle criticism about a new relationship and love?

Cupid’s Advice:

The beginning of a new relationship and love should be filled with joy and bliss. However, when your pals are unsupportive of your new partner, it can put a damper on your happiness. If you’re facing criticism like this celebrity couple, Cupid has some tips:

1. Introduce them: If your buddies haven’t met your significant other yet, ask them to be open-minded until they get to know each other. If they’ve already been introduced and had a negative first impression, tell your buddies that it’d really mean a lot if they would give your beau a second chance. Encourage them to set judgments aside until they spend some quality time together.

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2. Listen to their concerns: It may seem counterproductive, but it’s important to ask your friends to explain their doubt to you. As much as you may want to ignore their criticism, giving them the chance to share their worries will go a long way. It’ll help you understand where they’re coming from, and it’ll allow your pals to feel like they’re being heard. Getting everything out in the open will help you all move forward in a graceful way.

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3. Be honest: If all else fails, you need to have a heart-to-heart with your loved ones and open up about your new relationship. To help them understand how you feel, share the reasons why you want to be with your significant other and how they make you feel. If they truly love you (and they should!), seeing you so happy should be enough for them.

How do you handle criticism for your pals about a new relationship and love? Share with us in the comments below!