By Petra Halbur
Selena Gomez took fairly drastic measures to avoid discussing her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber on July 22. According to UsMagazine.com, the 21-year old singer was making a live television appearance on WGN Entertainment when the host, Dean Richards, brought up the 19-year old heartthrob. “Is there something about him that we don’t get or we don’t understand?” he asked.¬†“I mean there’s one story after the other of pretty outrageous things that we are reading about. What don’t we get about him? Or what is it that he’s not getting out there?” Gomez smiled awkwardly before her team cut off her footage and uploaded a black screen with the words “Star Dance Tour With Selena Gomez. Tickets Available At Ticketmaster.com.”
What are some ways to address questions about your ex post-breakup?
The only thing worse than a breakup is the endless series of questions you have to face afterwards. How do you deal with them? Cupid is here to help:
1. Keep it civil: As angry as you may be after a breakup, resist the temptation to bash your ex. Unless your partner was abusive, he or she does not deserve such treatment and you won’t feel good about it either in the long run.
2. Provide short answers: “It was mutual” or “He didn’t see a future with me” are simple, short answers to complicated questions. If you find yourself fed up with the constant inquisition or reluctant to disclose all the ugly details, honest yet succinctly replies might be the best way to go.
3. Decline to answer: If a question is too personal or you just don’t feel like addressing such a painful topic, politely explain that you’d rather not talk about it. It’s not rude to make clear that some topics are off the discussion table.
How have you dealt with post-breakup questions? Tell us below.