Ask any breakup-to-makeup devotee and they’ll tell you: Hooking up with an ex is (usually) bad news. Rebuilding a relationship with someone who presumably took a dagger to your heart creates a faulty foundation at best. In the case of Audrina Patridge, this really rings true, which is why we think she needs to stay away from Ryan -- and the dating scene in general -- for a while. Justin Bobby and his Paddington Bear peacoat seem to have waltzed in at the very right moment, but our instincts tell us she shouldn't take the bait. Here's why:
1. SHE NEEDS TIME TO HEAL
Just last week, we saw ‘Drina nearly sprint out of the Wango Tango concert when Ryan was performing. She’s obviously holding onto a lot of confusing emotions and needs time to properly figure it all out. If she jumps back into something too quick, she’ll always hang onto those feelings for Ryan.
2. JUSTIN'S PROBABLY NOT THE ANSWER
He might be, but he also might not be. And while the lure of falling into a familiar guy’s arms is a great distraction, just imagine how crappy she’ll feel if/when he mistreats her. Right now, Justin can only be an insufficient sandbag holding back an inevitable emotional storm.
3. HER FRIENDSHIPS NEED QT
All season long, Audrina’s been saying that she misses "girl time." While it doesn’t seem like Kristin, Lo or Stephanie have been upset with her for ditching them for a dude, it’s still time for her to focus on her gal pals and show them her loyalty.
4. HER CAREER IS CALLING
Audrina went to check out the band Purple Melon for Epic Records, but what else has she done for the label lately? Girl needs to get her behind back in the boardroom and move up the corporate ladder before an eager intern takes her spot.