Star Shrinking: Kourtney Kardashian Should Dump Scott Disick Once And For All

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Life & StyleSince Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been on the air, we have been following the relationship saga of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. They seem so mismatched, and Kourtney goes through moments of clarity where she realizes that he's not good for her. She even broke up with him before moving to Miami with sister Khloe for their spin-off show, only to meet up with him again and get pregnant.

And since getting pregnant, Kourtney and her family seem to have made an effort to keep Scott in her life, although a few, including Khloe and mama Kris Jenner, have voiced their displeasure with him. Still, that doesn't stop the break up rumors from coming up now and again — like the story that's currently on the cover of Life & Style. We consulted with celebrity therapist, Dr. Gilda Carle, who said she thinks Kourtney should call it quits once and for all with Scott, especially if the stories of his violent temper are true.

“To keep someone violent around you is very dangerous,” Dr. Gilda told Crushable. “It’s dangerous, not only for you, but for your child as well. And do you want your baby growing up seeing that love means two people being violent with each other? That’s teaching your baby things that no baby should learn…He can still have a presence in the child’s life without living with the child and being involved in violent assaults. They don’t have to live together, they don’t have to be married.”

In the past, Kourtney has had trouble staying strong, independent and separate from Scott. Dr. Gilda had some advice for her on that end, too. “If she decides to terminate the relationship, she should immediately get involved in therapy and find out a) why she was attracted to him in the first place; b) why she sustained the relationship through violence; and c) how to lead an independent life with a man who is normal. She needs to find herself,” Dr. Gilda advised.

It sounds challenging, and maybe not something Kourtney can take on while juggling a child, a business and a reality show franchise, not mention millions of Twitter followers. “Just because somebody has a child doesn't mean they are going to die,” Dr. Gilda said, pointing out that Kourtney should find the time to make these life changes. “It’s even more reason for her to know what she’s all about and know her own strength and independence.”

Sadly, Kourtney's story is a common one, which stretches beyond reality TV. “She fits into the same mold as so many other women who don’t know what they want, don’t know where they’re going and get pregnant,” Dr. Gilda said. “It’s so typical and it’s so shameful.”

Learn more about Dr. Gilda on her website, drgilda.com.