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Marriage

It Scares Me When Therapists Have Prejudices about Marriage or Single Life and Don’t Even Realize It

In my last few blog posts, I have been discussing a lengthy email sent to me by a man I don’t know, that was full of demeaning stereotypes about single people.

The man thinks that single people are selfish, depressed, and anxious – and somehow, also carefree. He thinks they have no intimacy or attachments in their life, and that they are materialistic and vain. He believes that the simplest forms of connection with other humans...
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Love & Affection

Even More Things That People Get Wrong When They Put Down Single People

Lately, I’ve been discussing an email sent to me by a mental health professional that was full of stereotypes and other disparaging claims about single people. First, I described all those demeaning characterizations, and then, in my previous post, I began to draw from social science research to debunk those claims. There were so many false statements made by that person that it has taken me two posts to refute them. This is the second of the two.

I addressed the first...
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Love & Affection

What People Get Wrong When They Put Down Single People

Previously, I shared some excerpts from an email that was written to me by a mental health professional. He was objecting to my round-up of scientific findings that were validating for single people. He has a much darker, more disparaging view of people who are single. It is a view that is full of demeaning stereotypes, and belied by scientific findings.

I shared some excerpts from his email last time. I’ll summarize some of them again, this time adding more about the relevant research...
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