As I get ready to watch Janet Jackson perform on the American Music Awards, I can’t help but to think back to her interview with Robin Roberts last week. If you didn’t get a chance to view Janet in her rawest form, make sure you check that interview out. If you did get a chance to watch it, you probably recall her telling Robin that she and Jermaine Dupri were no longer together. As much of a shock it was to hear they had seperated, her smile (as if she was still in love with him) was even more shocking.
We often end relationships with the idea that we can’t be friends any longer and have no desire to see that person ever again but not Janet. According to her they’re still friends which is something that I find amazing. But how do you get to that point? How do you walk away from a relationship without wanting to slash the guys tires?
Here are a few tips that I think may keep you from getting angry everytime someone mentions your ex beau’s name.
- Think good thoughts. You’ve moved on but depending how long you were with him, people will continue to mention his name. Instead of getting irritated when this happens, think of the good times.
- Get closure. When breaking up with this man who was once the man of your life make sure you get closure of the situation. Say everything you’ve always wanted to say so there are no ill feelings. At first he may not want to hear what you have to say but eventually he’ll appreciate you and you will feel alot better.
- Go when it’s time. If you stick around too long after you’ve realized there’s no spark left, you will regret him and the situation.
- Don’t break up when angry. When you decide to break up make sure it’s not during a heated arguement. You may come to regret your decision and that’s the last thing you want to do because it may cause you to have a great amount of animosity towards him.