What Jelena’s Relationship Can Teach Us About Dating

JustinSIt’s true—Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together, but is Jelena headed for another split? A few weeks after reuniting, Justin broke Selena’s heart by hanging out with his maybe ex-girlfriend Chantel Jeffries.

It’s been quite a long journey for the couple with rumors, breakups, racy pictures, and now exes. This unhealthy romance has been a roller coaster ride, but it has taught us a little something about relationships.

Why does Selena let Justin treat her so badly? Better yet—why do girls date jerks?

Here are some theories:

Girls feel guilty for being successful and feel that they aren’t worthy of all the wonderful things that happen to them.

Some girls try to reason with themselves by dating someone who isn’t good to them.

Girls don’t have a lot of self-confidence.

Some girls feel badly about their self-image and need to surround themselves with people who make them feel special.

Girls let the good times outweigh the bad.

It’s good to be positive, but a few moments of happiness don’t justify continuous disrespectful behavior.

Girls can’t imagine living their life without a boyfriend.

Some girls are willing to change who they are for their boyfriend instead of living for themselves.

Whatever the reason—girls deserve much more in a relationship! Be yourself, stick to your values, and the right things will fall into place. The biggest lesson learned here is to never go back to a person who treats you poorly—no matter how great he looks without a shirt on.

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