We’ve all seen destructive relationships. You’ve most likely been in one. You know, those dead-end relationships where you know that you’re not going to end up together, but you keep holding on? You pretend that you and your relationship are “fine.”
It turns out that this is a pretty common practice. A study conducted by researchers at DePaul University has found that 89 percent of participants in the study say that they have practiced deceptive affection with a partner.
In this case, this means that they have chosen to express affection to their significant other, without actually feeling it. In fact, researchers also discovered that non-married partners might use other forms of deception, like lying about their own feelings or feelings about a partner, as much as three times a week.
In no way does this lead to a healthy relationship. Masking your unhappiness out of comfort or because you feel like that’s what you should be doing is wrong. There’s no way you can progress in life if you’re hiding from your own feelings.
Ally | Elite.
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