Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will separate soon. It's sad but true and confirmed. But before the haters rejoice and the Jelenators weep, the separation is only temporary. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's for six long weeks. Will the teen lovebirds survive it? How will they keep the "sparks alive"?
Six weeks can seem like a long time when you're a teenager in love. And that's exactly how long Selena Gomez will be stranded in Bulgaria filming the second reboot of the old Steve McQueen/Ali MacGraw film, The Getaway. Of course, Justin and Selena have been on opposite sides of the world before. Biebs' My World Tour and Selena's South American Tour last year were prime examples. What makes the Bulgarian situation different is that none of the airlines offer direct flights between Bulgaria and L.A. Therefore if JB decides to pop over and visit his lady-love, it will take him 20 hours--unless, of course, he wants to charter a private jet. Of course, there are always phone calls and Skype, but those involve a 10 hour time difference. So what's the solution?
"Stay connected even if that means sending a text or email in the wee hours of the night or sending surprise packages to each other," says relationship expert, Amy Levine. "Spending time apart can help a couple grow even though there may be miles between them."
That's good advice. Justin Bieber's and Selena Gomez's fans probably don't need to fret about their impending six-week separation causing them problems. Between the haters and the media, they've already endured a lot of stress during the course of their year-long romance. They'll survive this six-week separation as well.
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Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.