When the news that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were ending their marriage, country music fans across the nation may have felt like they were living out the lyrics to a country music song by crying in their beers. Then the rumors began swirling that Blake and his The Voice co-star Gwen Stefani were an item. It was not long before those rumors were proven to be true and since that time fans have been wondering what it would be like if Blake and Gwen bumped into Miranda. Enter the CMA’s, where both Blake and Miranda had appearances and every fan’s questions about interaction between the two, and whether Gwen would be there too, were answered.
Tabloid reports started by claiming Lambert would bring her new beau with her to help soften the blow of possibly running into Blake and Gwen. This is an approach that is not only used by divorced celebrities, but also by everyday divorced couples looking to get through the awkward circumstance of seeing their ex with a new flame. While this may work for some, there are other things you can do to prepare yourself emotionally for seeing your ex-spouse with someone new, such as:
● Be the bigger person by being nice. A polite greeting and graceful exit will leave you feeling empowered and ready to move forward with your life.
● Avoid turning on the waterworks, if you feel yourself becoming emotional it is a good idea to say a fast goodbye and walk away.
● Resist the urge to bring up the past by asking questions or trying to reminisce.
If you are not quite ready for a chance encounter with your ex, the best thing you can do is to avoid the event or a certain area of an event where your ex is likely to be present. This approach does not suggest you give up your future by staying home while your ex moves on, but make sure the time is right before taking the chance you will have to sit next to your ex and a new romantic partner if you are not ready. That way, when you are emotionally ready to face your ex and a new love, you can do so without resorting to behavior you may later regret.
For more information about marriage and divorce, consult a qualified legal professional.
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