Rumor has it that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are on the rocks. Justin Bieber's fans were furious when he started dating Selena Gomez, to the point they actually threatened young Selena's life, albeit via Twitter. Beliebers wanted Gomez out of the picture--fast.  

I'm not part of that camp. I want Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to break up because they've had a nice year-and-a-half run, and as a mother I'd urge my son (or daughter) to move on, if in fact, the relationship really was on the rocks. Why? Well, because they are young and free and are probably not really ready to make any long-term, life commitment anyways.

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Sure, the heartbreak and sadness a teenage breakup can cause can be hard, but it's temporary. Remember how awful it felt to breakup with your first love? It felt terrible and felt like the world was going to end--but you moved on and survived, right? So can they.

These two talented young adults could likely benefit from a romantic break--either permanent or temporary--to focus on their career and grow as separate people. There is no way they've matured into their adult selves.

I think of my twelve-year-old son and my fourteen-year-old niece, who are inevitably experiencing the emotions of liking or "dating" someone. I'd be really scared if either one of them said "I think I found my husband or wife," today, or even any time in the next decade!

How often do teenage relationships turn into long, successful marriages? Hardly ever.

Whether they were super stars or not, I'd say they should focus on finding themselves so that they can be better, well-rounded adult versions of themselves, and eventually, amazing spouses. Same applies to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

What would you advise your child to do? Do you think Jelena should work it out or move on?

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About the author

Jenny Mero is a NYC-based writer, editor, entrepreneur, & mom. Previously, she was an editor at Selecciones. Before that, she spent five years as a reporter at Fortune magazine. She graduated from Wesleyan University.

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