Healthy Relationships and Where to Find Them (Part 2)
Join us over the next several weeks to discover what it takes to live and love in a healthy relationship!
Ah society and it’s incredible way of teaching us the good, the bad, and the ugly of life.
It has a way of showing us what everyone else is doing without actually showing us the truth. We see hundreds of images of happy, healthy, hetero couples only to discover it’s all fake–– none of it is real.
We also get fed images of 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight imagery that normalizes abusive relationships. These normalized ideals of what it means to be in love confuse people, especially the young adults that consume the most products with these themes.
How can we change this?
Easy: we need more imagery that shows how complicated relationships can be.
I’m already working on this but we need more. We need to put pressure on media outlets that only show a certain type of relationship. Tweet them, write to them, don’t waste your money buying products that don’t align with your values. There are all kinds of outlets out there to make your voice heard!
We also need to check ourselves. How we talk about relationships to the people in our lives is important. Normalizing no calls or arguments without end, is not OK. I wrote about this before in, “Pick Better Partners.” If you want something more, you’re going to have to put in the work to make it happen.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
What do you think? In two weeks, we dig deeper into what a healthy relationship is and isn’t. See you then!