Over the last few months, I’ve frequently mentioned pop culture and how it has impacted our love lives. It affects people’s perceptions of men, women, love, sex, and relationships. It can also enforce beliefs and normalize power dynamics between men and women, some of which are unhealthy. In this episode, I discuss one particular unhealthy dynamic involving The Bachelorette’s Katie Thurston and Greg Grippo in hopes that it’ll help you identify shitty behavior and take appropriate action when and if it happens to you.

9:52 – How you can watch The Bachelorette episode in question for yourself

11:38 – A quick overview of the situation and the first red flag I see

16:39 – The more subtle, manipulative exchange between Katie and Greg on the couch

22:14 – First sign of someone trying to manipulate or gaslight you

23:52 – How Greg continues to emotionally manipulate Katie in the conversation

25:52 – Why what Greg does is gaslighting and how the TV network influences the perception of the situation

28:30 – What healthy love is and is NOT and what Greg actually loved about Katie 

30:03 – More boundaries that cross the line into unhealthy, gaslight-y territory

33:08 – Power plays and the moment Katie starts to see what’s going on and tries to take her power back

39:22 – Recapping the kind of red flag behaviors I saw for you to be on the lookout for

44:05 – Why I don’t go as far as to call Greg an abuser

I hope you enjoyed this episode! Find me on Instagram or email me with your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you!

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