But stalking is less about love and more about obsession and control.
Are you receiving calls from blocked numbers who hang up or breathe into the phone until you disconnect?
It’s normal to have inside jokes with your friends, it’s normal to connect with them, it’s normal to show each other insta-support, be they male, female, or non-binary.
To think you have the right to exercise control over someone else’s life and friendships, is just ridiculous.
This micro-cheating trend that has people believing that their partners can’t like posts on social media without being emotionally unfaithful, is not only a study in jumping to conclusions, it is also damaging to relationships.
It encourages you to feed your insecurities and let paranoia run rampant- Cue the overthinking, unnecessary arguments, and subsequent destruction of your relationship.
It is important for youth to be able to recognize signs of unhealthy relationships before they escalate.
News flash- you don’t have that right, because you don’t own them.
A relationship is not about controlling one another for fear of ‘micro-cheating’, it’s about trusting each other enough to know that you are the priority amongst all their other friendships and platonic relationships.
Even Schilling admits that it can be difficult to draw the line between friendship and micro-cheating.
She recommends that you trust your gut: ' You have intuition for a reason and it tells you when things are not right.
Stalking is more common than you may think, it affects 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in their lifetime.