Are Chick Flicks Bad For You?

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  1. exwhyzee

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    From Time Magazine:

    "Last week, researchers at Heriot Watt University's Family and Personal Relationships Laboratory in Edinburgh, which studies best practices in relationship counseling, completed a study of 40 Hollywood romantic comedies released between 1995-2005. They found that problems typically reported by couples in relationship counseling at their counseling center reflect misconceptions about love and romance depicted in Hollywood films.

    "Relationship counselors often face common misconceptions in their clients — that if your partner truly loves you they'd know what you need without you communicating it, that your soul mate is predestined. We did a rigorous content analysis of romantic comedies and found that the same issues were being portrayed in these films," the university's Dr Bjarne Holmes says."

    Read the rest here.

    What do you think? Do you have unrealistic expectations about romance in your life? Have you ever turned someone down because they weren't your predestined soul-mate like you see in movies? Have you ever refused to go to a chick flick because it would only lead to trouble?
     
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    No, but I have refused to go for fear of the effects of second-hand estrogen.
     
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