Selena Gomez is being hurt mentally and physically by her love for Justin Bieber. It is time she forgot all about him and moved on. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done for many women when they believe they are in love with a man.
The two have dated on and off for a number of years, but they have always had a toxic relationship. As much as the 21-year-old former Disney star would love to have a stable, trusting relationship with Bieber, he cheats on her. She even previously acknowledged that he may be sex-obsessed and worried about testifying against him in his upcoming trial because she feared she would have to talk about his bedroom antics.
Her relationship with the 20-year-old Canadian has been emotionally draining. However, her emotional health automatically affects the mental health. She is upset at Bieber’s constant cheating and his antics when he is not around her. It has even affected her views on other men, by deciding to turn to religion and give up sex until she is married. That will be refreshing for some to hear, but it shows the damage that the young singer has caused.
Bieber is now hurting more than Gomez’s mental health, by damaging her physical health. The Come and Get It singer’s grandfather recently spoke out about her struggle with the autoimmune disorder lupus, which she was diagnosed with a few years ago. As long as she looks after herself, she will be able to control the condition. However, the stress and emotional distress from her relationship with the Boyfriend singer is causing her to act in ways that will not be helpful for her condition.
It s not just Bieber, though. Gomez has also been overworking, which is something her grandfather also worries about. She does not take time off, unless she is really forced to. After six years of working non-stop, the 21-year-old was forced to cancel part of her tour. Upsetting her fans in Asia and Australia, she stated she needed to cancel her dates to look after herself.
Fans started to worry that she was suffering from a mental breakdown. She was still hooked on Bieber, and had obviously been running herself into the ground. While her reps stated that she was not suffering from a breakdown, it was clear that something was wrong. The star had not cancelled dates if she could avoid it.
At the end of January it was clear why she cancelled the February tour dates. She had been in rehab, and was supposed to still be there when it came to the February dates. However, she left rehab early believing that she received the help she needed. It seems like that trip was mainly to escape things happening in her life, and one of those was clearly the Baby singer.
It really is time for the former Disney star to get over her ex-boyfriend. He is not doing her any good emotionally. Gomez’s love for Bieber is now harming her mental and physical health, and will continue to do so until she makes a conscious decision to let him go and ignore everything that he is up to.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham