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LAURA'S LOVE LIFE ADVICE: Why Moving To Be Near Your Ex Like Lindsay Lohan Is Doing Is A Terrible Idea!

Tue, January 4, 2011 11:00am EDT by 2 Comments
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Lindsay is moving across the street from ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson — without telling her first! Here’s why you shouldn’t do the same!

Oh Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay — will you never learn? Lindsay Lohan is taking her notoriously turbulent relationship with ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson to another level by moving in across the street from her! This is a completely stupid move — and here’s why!

The troubled starlet is one week away from finishing up a 90 day stint in rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic, and seems to think the answer to her problems is being close to her ex. Even worse, she plotted the move to a beachside pad in Venice, Cali. without informing Sam! But trying to recapture golden moments from her past is only going to cause Lindsay more pain in the long run.

Although Lindsay’s case is the extreme, as a ‘former’ (we’ll see, won’t we?) addict, she needs to cut ties with all of her addictions, which include drugs, alcohol and, yes, Samantha. If her ex rejects her, it might send her into a downward spiral, where she turns to the vices that she’s spent the last three months avoiding.

I’m sure you’re nothing like Lindsay Lohan, but moving to be near your ex is still a terrible idea all around. For starters, your former BF (or GF, in this case) is an ex for a reason. Whether it was because you ended or he did, the relationship still didn’t work for a reason.

Secondly, you’re trying to recreate a moment from the past when you SHOULD be moving forward. We don’t finally heal until we allow ourselves to let go, and putting yourself in the line of fire is a no-no. Clearly you’re moving to be next to your former partner because you’re remembering the good times, and not the bad and selective memory can be dangerous!

Finally, remember that you are putting yourself in a situation where you’ll have to see your ex all the time. Maybe not every single day (unless you’re waiting by your front door for him to come home), but often. You will see when he brings another girl home, you will know if he has another girlfriend. Why cause yourself all that unnecessary pain? Just because you want something to be so — like fantasizing that the two of you will get back together — doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. So move on please…and not next door.

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