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Podcast #65: Toxic Love Lessons We Learned From Media

Can someone check on the writers in Hollywood?

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Podcast #65: Toxic Love Lessons We Learned From Media

This week, we’re talking about relationships (in a slightly different way). If you’ve ever felt bad about your own dating life as a result of your favorite shows or movies, you’re not the only one. In this episode, Jess and Laura break down some of the most common dating and relationship tropes and why they’re downright unrealistic.

No couple is safe. We come for Jim and Pam from The Office, Rory and all her boyfriends in Gilmore Girls, every couple in Friends, Olivia and Fitz from Scandal, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl, and many more.
Toxic Love Lessons From Media

At the end of the day, we love these shows, but having an awareness of how these relationship examples are harmful to our own expectations can be beneficial.

Our adulting moments this week include a pro-tip for Kindle users and a recommendation for sprucing up your apartment on the cheap.

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By Laura Davis

Laura is the co-founder of Adultescence, a podcast and blog for post grads, where she writes about friendship, dating, and career with the mission of helping guide twenty-somethings through early adulthood. She has written and edited for a variety of lifestyle publications, including Let's Eat Cake, Popular Science, and Flixed.

When she's not typing away on her laptop, you can find Laura working on her MBA at Boston College, listening to Taylor Swift, or sweating it out at an OrangeTheory class. Follow her on Instagram @LauraKristine21 and LinkedIn.

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