debate: most modern day relationships are ****ed up toxic messes

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Some are, some aren’t
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Some are, some aren’t
Nothing more to say really is there?
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no. they're amazing and diverse, and offer you freedom people could only dream of in the past.
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Nothing more to say really is there?
Not really!

OP - Obviously social media plays a big part in relationships now, but I also think it provides a wider pool of friends and resources to help than what you would have had previously
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Some are, some aren’t
Toxic behaviour is normalised in modern day society. I see people trying to excuse their toxic rubbish all the time - hence why I quit social media (to avoid it!)
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Not really!

OP - Obviously social media plays a big part in relationships now, but I also think it provides a wider pool of friends and resources to help than what you would have had previously
Since I have quit social media, my view may have shifted because I no longer use this form of entertainment
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Toxic behaviour is normalised in modern day society. I see people trying to excuse their toxic rubbish all the time - hence why I quit social media (to avoid it!)
Normalised in what way? I would have thought people were a lot more aware of it now than in the past
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lol this is a reaction to that other thread, isn't it :lol:
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Normalised in what way? I would have thought people were a lot more aware of it now than in the past
I'd like to think so, but it does not seem to be the case (behind closed doors!) People use social media to show positive portrayals of their lives, which makes other people feel insecure. However, these positive portrayals are only a minute part of these peoples lives. I've had friends before talking about how much they're struggling in their relationships, only to see them post about how much they love their SO a few hours later.
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lol this is a reaction to that other thread, isn't it :lol:
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Toxic behaviour is normalised in modern day society. I see people trying to excuse their toxic rubbish all the time - hence why I quit social media (to avoid it!)
Toxic Behaviour isn't new at all. Before, it used to be common to marry a younger wife when your first one gets too old and marital rape only became a crime in 1991.
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Depends on the people in the relationship.
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Toxic Behaviour isn't new at all. Before, it used to be common to marry a younger wife when your first one gets too old and marital rape only became a crime in 1991.
What do you think can be done to change the behaviour?

Personally I think social media is a negative form of entertainment, which negatively affects relationships in the modern age.
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Depends on the people in the relationship.
Typically, I think both parties in a toxic relationship are victims
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Toxic behaviour is normalised in modern day society. I see people trying to excuse their toxic rubbish all the time - hence why I quit social media (to avoid it!)
Fairly sure it was normalised in the past as well....
Wife beating was the norm for most of the 20th century, the The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act was only passed in 2004, the Divorce Reform Act was only passed in 1969.
People have more freedom nowadays, that doesn't necessarily translate to those relationships being toxic. Personally i find the idea of people trapped in unhappy marriages and gays forced to marry hetrosexuals as a social coverup to be more toxic, something even more commonplace in the past.
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What do you think can be done to change the behaviour?

Personally I think social media is a negative form of entertainment, which negatively affects relationships in the modern age.
Social media is a somewhat good influence surrounding this. It has helped redline relationships positively, different attitudes have been promoted and toxic behaviour is regularly called out.
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Fairly sure it was normalised in the past as well....
Wife beating was the norm for most of the 20th century, the The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act was only passed in 2004, the Divorce Reform Act was only passed in 1969.
People have more freedom nowadays, that doesn't necessarily translate to those relationships being toxic. Personally i find the idea of people trapped in unhappy marriages and gays forced to marry hetrosexuals as a social coverup to be more toxic, something even more commonplace in the past.
"Fairly sure it was normalised in the past as well...."

Still is, in my opinion. Nowadays, I think social media is a big culprit. Its designed to be addictive.

"Wife beating was the norm for most of the 20th century, the The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act was only passed in 2004, the Divorce Reform Act was only passed in 1969."

Good progress.

"People have more freedom nowadays, that doesn't necessarily translate to those relationships being toxic. Personally i find the idea of people trapped in unhappy marriages and gays forced to marry hetrosexuals as a social coverup to be more toxic, something even more commonplace in the past."

Do you think they are more or less toxic then nowadays?
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Social media is a somewhat good influence surrounding this. It has helped redline relationships positively, different attitudes have been promoted and toxic behaviour is regularly called out.
The issue with social media as a whole is that it does not portray reality, but only what people want you to see. This can lead to people feeling insecure about their own lives, which is why social media use might be correlated to higher rates of depression and anxiety.
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Typically, I think both parties in a toxic relationship are victims
And why do you think this?
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