Sep 7, 2017
One of the long and ongoing themes
of the letters I get from my readers is “I thought this is what
relationships were supposed to be like”, or “Why doesn’t this
situation play out like I expect?” Other times it’s “Well, I
already know that I can’t do this thing because it would
never work, despite having no relationship experience to draw
From Nice Guys to White Knights, toxic attitudes towards women and even more toxic relationships, we end up with a lot of misinformation about how love, sex and dating works. The “rules” we’re taught often conflict with best practices in general or in some cases are downright dangerous.
Now some of it comes simply from our environment; we pull a lot of our expectations and guidelines from our family and peers.
But quite frankly, a lot of the bullshit we learn about relationships comes from the pop-culture we consume. But how does pop culture shape not just what relationships are "supposed" to be like, but how we’re supposed to find them, what we should expect and what we are entitled to?
...and so much more.
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