Selena Gomez — making the decision to go to rehab couldn’t have been easy. But going public had to be far more difficult. You should be commended for your honesty.
Selena Gomez’s Treatment In Rehab — It’s Courageous To Admit You Need Help
You “needed to get out of LA,” a source close to you told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s a continuous thing, working on yourself, growing up … working through young adult issues.” The issues included “relationship issues … the pressure of being with Justin Bieber and the people surrounding him. Clearly, look at what they’re into,” explained the source.
Selena — it was so smart of you to realize that the path that you were going down was destructive to both your emotional and physical health. If it’s true that you are suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus, then staying off all recreational drugs and not partying too hard is critical, for you to keep functioning like a normal 21-year-old.
As for your emotional health — you’ve clearly been tortured by your on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber. You love him, you were committed to him, and it’s been heartbreaking for you to see him flirt and have flings with other girls. You want to be a “healthy and happy adult and out of that relationship,” a source close to you told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Selena Gomez — Going To Rehab Makes You A Role Model
We totally get it, Selena. When you are young and experiencing your first love, it’s easy to become completely infatuated with someone. And when someone breaks up with you, it’s devastating, points out clinical psychologist Dr. David Gottesfeld. “As much as Selena looks secure, it’s typical to be insecure inside and a broken heart can heal very slowly,” says Dr. Gottestfeldt, who specializes in treating young adults.
We agree. A love affair gone bad can really knock you off your pendulum. But while Justin has chosen to deal with his own issues by partying harder, you took the positive step of checking into the Dawn at the Meadows rehab facility. You realized you needed to “take control of your life,” and that was a wise decision. Sometimes you have to step back out of the daily fray to really get a clear vision of what is important in your life.
Doing that, and also releasing a statement to your fans — “It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be,” you said — shows how honest and courageous you truly are.
Selena, you’ve always been a role model to your fans, and the way you’ve handled your problems, just makes you more of a positive example to them. My only words of advice to you are to please continue to get all the help and spend all the time that you need to become your best person. “She should continue to see a good therapist to talk about everything — not a friend or a parent — someone impartial, who’s objective,” advises Dr. Gottesfeld.
That’s good advice, and hopefully you are doing just that. We all wish you well at HollywoodLife.com.
So HollywoodLifers, do you think Selena was smart to go to rehab and work on her issues? Let me know.
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