Her graduate thesis work was done at an area high school where she studied the therapeutic effects of songwriting in teenaged children.She then pursued a doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology at Middlesex University in London, UK.The way we’ve accepted ghosting as normal has led to a concerning, but very real outcome: the evaporation of optimism. Would you rather maybe approach dating with zero expectations and allow yourself to be, instead of inevitably disappointed, pleasantly surprised?Read the sign, toots — we don’t serve relationships here. Otherwise, the blind hope and optimism women have been taught to adhere to or nothing good will happen to us EVER, DIANE, will drive us mad.
The group toured North America over the span of three years and received airplay on Canadian radio.
It was a catchphrase that encouraged women to tell the truth, be real, and stop lying to ourselves. It was maybe a little patronizing, assuming women were living in some kind of fantasia where things would “work out” the way we wanted them to if we could just rationalize men’s shitty behavior, but I was into it because it called out the “if he’s mean to you, he likes you” adage we’d been raised with and burned it to the ground.