https://shiftpsych.com/ Esther Perel talks a lot about that back in the 50's we would get married because we felt it was a practical partnership and we could build a good life together. We could build a life together and they also have to be my...
https://shiftpsych.com/ Esther Perel talks a lot about that back in the 50's we would get married because we felt it was a practical partnership and we could build a good life together. We could build a life together and they also have to be my soul mate, my best friend, funny, good looking and we're expecting a whole community of needs to be met by one person. So if you are working on your own stuff and finding out how to meet more of your own needs in an adaptive way then you're not going to expect so much out of your partner and you will be able to accept them for who they are.
Q: Why do you think we have less of that community that works to build good lives together?
A: I think Social Media plays a part in it. We feel more connected but sitting at home and liking pictures on your Instagram is not the same as sitting here and having a 1-on-1 conversation with you. So it's a false level of connection. I think there is also a lot more pressure to be busy and to be achieving and being perfect.
Q: What is the correlation between that and the anxiety and depression now that the rates have gone up in this day and age?
A: You're looking at Social Media and you're looking at someones' highlight reel and our brains just don't know how to process that. The way it evolved is that the way I was looking at in front of me is the truth. You're looking at the best parts of everyone's lives and thinking..."everyone is living better than I am".
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