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An Actual Therapist Is Using Ariana Grande Lyrics As Treatment And We're Totally On Board

Thank U, Next indeed!

What’s not to love about Ariana Grande? She’s an outspoken feminist, she’s got an amazing voice, she’s strong AF and now she’s changing our dating lives for the better.

That’s right. Apparently, ‘Grand-ing’ is the new dating trend taking over and it’s inspired by ‘Thank U, Next’. Essentially, it’s about learning from your experiences with your ex and moving on, knowing you’re going to be totally fine without them.

In the song, Ariana names her exes as well as everything she learned from them:

“One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain, now, I’m so amazing. I’ve loved and I’ve lost, but that’s not what I see. So, look what I got, look what you taught me.”

PlentyOfFish, a dating site in the US, did a survey that found 50 per cent of singles made it a point to follow Grande’s lead and let go of any negativity towards their exes.

Sara Ouimette, a therapist in California, spoke to HuffPost about how more of her clients want to remember the good memories of their relationships and then learn from the difficult ones.

She added the this is so they can go into their next relationship with a better understanding and approach to loving someone.

It’s sort of like the idea of ‘conscious uncoupling’ which was made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow when she split from Chris Martin. It essentially means that there doesn’t have to be ill will when a long-term relationship comes to an end.

Amy Baldwin, sex educator and co-host of the Shameless Sex podcast, added that while the idea of Grande-ing is great, you shouldn’t “bypass your hurt”.

“You have to feel all of the feels after a breakup. Sadness, anger, fear ― these emotions are here for a reason. The trick is to allow spaciousness to feel and move through all of the emotions and then looking back at our experiences and asking ‘what did I learn here?’”

Julia Bekker, a matchmaker and relationship coach in New York City, also spoke to the publication and said a breakup should make you “thankful that you are no longer spending time with someone who isn’t right for you so you can eventually focus on finding someone who is”.

“If you never learn you will find yourself in the same patterns, and if you do not enforce what you have learned you will not be able to have a successful outcome.”

“The only way to succeed is to learn from our mistakes and failures and do differently in the future and your exes really can play a positive role with your self-development and partnership skills.”

OK, we are totally on board with Grande-ing!

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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