Relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle tells E! that if Kristen and Rob try to give their relationship another chance, it is unlikely to last.
"If Rob takes her back it will be more of the same," Dr. Carle says. "She was playing a role of a girlfriend who claimed that she was committed, but she wasn't committed. She just needs to grow up."
Kristen is a serial cheater, so if Rob forgave her, she'd probably just do it again at some point down the road. Once a cheater, always a cheater! But just because she wants out of her relationship with RPattz, that doesn't mean she wants to get serious with Rupert.
"It was important to her to know she was still attractive to other guys. But obviously Kristen isn't looking for a relationship right now, so she picks a guy who is married," she says.
For someone who likes to project an image of herself as not caring about what anyone thinks, it might sting a little for Kristen to be told by a therapist that she "needs to grow up." But everything Dr. Carle says sounds right on. At 22, Kristen probably feels stifled by being in such a serious, public relationship. Plus, she dumped Michael Angarano to take up with Rob, so she's been in a couple serious relationships continuously since she was a teenager and hasn't really been able to "play the field." And she and Rupert obviously wanted to get caught: They were making out (but not having sex!) in various public locations in broad daylight, and although Kristen has said in interviews that she can't drive her Mini Cooper because it's recognizable to the paparazzi, that's the car she and Rupert were in on the day they were photographed together. If she really wants to end her relationship, it's too bad she didn't just break up with Rob instead of hurting him so badly and subjecting him to such epic public humiliation.
What do you think? Will Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson be able to save their relationship? Do you think he should forgive her? Sound off in the comments!