Cupid's Pulse Article: Rihanna Follows Chris Brown On Twitter and Angers FansCupid's Pulse Article: Rihanna Follows Chris Brown On Twitter and Angers Fans

Rihanna made her lack of anger towards Chris Brown apparent on Monday, when she decided to follow her abusive ex on Twitter, reports  Rihanna and Chris Brown had a very public breakup after Brown attacked Rihanna nearly two years ago.  The domestic violence case still deeply resonates with fans.  One of Rihanna’s Twitter followers tweeted, “I never thought you would go back to him!  You better not.  It’s your life, but you do have people that look up to you (e.g. young girls).”  Rihanna replied, typing, “It’s f*cking Twitter, not the altar!  Calm down!”  The singer then qualified her harsh words, adding, “”Baby girl, I’m sorry.  I didn’t mean to hurt or offend you — just needed to make it clear!”

What are the perks to staying civil with an ex who hurt you?

Cupid’s Advice:

While many of your friends may advise against it, remaining civil toward an ex does have some benefits:

1. He serves as a reminder: Having your ex somewhat close to you can help you ward off remaining feelings of affection.  It will be easier to stay away from your ex when you are able to more easily remember the pain he caused you.

2. You can help him: If your partner’s injustice against you was due to a problem he was battling, then you may be able to help him recover.  For instance, if his anger issues ended your relationship, you can encourage him enroll in anger management.

3. Your conscience benefits: While it may not be easy to take the high road, remaining civil is the right thing to do.  Being kind to people, even those who may not necessarily deserve your kindness, is rewarding.

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