Ways Singles Demonize Married People

February 28, 2019  |  
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a married couple

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I understand that single individuals face plenty of stigmas that A) aren’t true and B) aren’t kind. Anytime one group receives judgment and criticism from members of another group, they can think that everyone in that other group feels that way. But, just as the #NotAllMen thing exists, maybe we need to create a #NotAllMarriedPeople and #NotAllSinglePeople, too. It’s a shame that a few individuals can give their entire demographic a bad reputation. But, I do understand that, sometimes, married people can act in ways that don’t make singles feel very accepted or respected. That’s probably what leads to all the rather nasty posts I see on social media by singles about married couples. I’m not married, but I’ve been living with a partner for quite some time and am basically wifeyed up, so I often feel like I’m even the target of posts making fun of married couples. Can all the spewing venom just stop, in both directions, please? Here are ways singles demonize married people.


Married people think they’re better

There’s this idea that married people just think they’re better, and that they are married because they deserved it and that single people are single because they deserve that. There seems to be this notion among many single individuals that their married friends pity them for not being good/smart/worthy enough to have what they have.

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