We were totally shocked last week to learn that Scott Disick was spotted getting up close and personal with someone who ISN'T Kourtney Kardashian.
But then when when it came out that Kourt kicked him to the kurb, we can't say we were all that surprised.
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However, that doesn't mean we aren't sad that their relationship crumbled!
And with all the questions concerning their lost love, we once again turn to Relationship Expert Dr. V to shed some light on the situation, and also share some advice in case you find yourself in a similar scenario!
What she told us was totally eye-opening!
Regarding all the rumors about Scott's struggles with substance abuse, she explains that it's an incredibly common issue, affecting about 12-15 million people
"This is a problem far too many of us can relate to. A primary symptom of the disease of addiction is the addict's denial of addiction. It's a progressive illness that takes the addict and their loved ones on an inevitable downward spiral. There are therapists and doctors who specialize in treating addicts and their families. Don't put it off. Whether it's counseling or a full-on intervention, get the help everyone needs."
We totally agree!
But what makes this split even messier than a potential problem with drugs and alcohol is the fact that the two — who had been together for almost 10 years — share 3 beautiful children together.
Reign is only a baby, but we can't help but wonder what Mason and Penelope are thinking now that Daddy has packed his bags!
Dr. V tells us that it's really important for Kourtney and Scott to be up-front with their kids about what's going on between them:
"Young kids aren't stupid. They see, hear and even understand way more than they get credit for. Kids don't need the blow by blow gory details of why a marriage failed, but they do deserve to be told the truth in an age-appropriate way that respects their understanding. There's never a good time to tell kids their world is about to be ripped apart, but I would say both parents should be present, and both parents should speak. Nobody should be playing the blame game and the kids need to know it's not their fault. Also important is that it's the right time for both parents. They need to be able to put their own stuff aside for the moment and be emotionally available to support their kids."
And in this tough time, the momma of three has been leaning on her famous family for support.
Her sister Khloé Kardashian has had her back on Instagram, and her mom, Kris Jenner, is fielding questions from the press so that she doesn't have to.
But when you're going through a big breakup, how much should your family actually be involved? According to Dr. V, that all depends on what you want from them:
"Friends and family will almost always take your side, no matter what. You shouldn't feel alone or isolated, but know that you're probably going to get a cheerleading squad instead of constructive advice. You might want to also consider how much you'd want your partner to be sharing with their friends and family. The obvious exception here would be any kind of abusive behavior."
We're so grateful for Dr. V's incredible insight! It always helps us understand what's going on in a celeb's world when a professional is there to break it down for us!
You can learn more about Dr. V and her take on all of Hollywood's hottest couples at her YouTube page!
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