Dr Ramani and Silvia Saige look at the root psychology of Prom Season, to parse out how teens and parents can embrace the ritual without cracking under societal pressure.
Silvia marvels at how quickly the landscape of prom-posals, over priced dresses, and Instagram-worthy celebration has exploded over the past 20 years. Dr Ramani finds parallels between the traditions of prom and Indian arranged marriages. And we revisit a time in the recent past when forced marriage was all the rage on TV.
It's all a symptom of the Fairy Tale Relationship Mentality, where you let the tail wag the dog. Listen to find out what that means.
Dr Ramani Durvasula (@doctorramani) is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology.
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