Selena Gomez Speaks Out About Being A Victim Of ‘Certain Abuse’

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Musician Selena Gomez opened up about her previous relationship and the emotional abuse she endured.

Gomez sat down with NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday where she discussed her mental health and the public narrative surrounding her relationships.

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“It’s dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I’m not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse,” Gomez said.

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro clarified that Gomez was talking about emotional abuse.

“Yes, and I think that it’s something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult,” Gomez continued. “And I had to understand the choices I was making. As much as I definitely don’t want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt and I’ve found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible.”

Gomez also talked about her mental health issues and noted that she is currently on the proper medication. The “Rare” singer, however, still has bad days. (RELATED: Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ Debuts At Number 1 On Billboard 200 Chart)

“That’s something I will have to continue to work on,” Gomez said of her mental health. “Yes, I don’t think I just magically feel better. I have days where it is hard for me to get out of bed, or I have major anxiety attacks. All of that still happens.”

Gomez has used songwriting to get through her emotions. She poured her emotions into her new album “Rare,” and used it for closure of her relationship with Justin Bieber.

“I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn’t that,” Gomez said of the relationship. “It was very difficult and I’m happy it’s over. And I felt like this was a great way to just say, you know, it’s done, and I understand that, and I respect that, and now here I am stepping into a whole other chapter.”