How Can Parasocial Relationships Affect Your Life?


Do you feel a special connection with a famous person? You might be in a parasocial relationship. Parasocial relationships are one-sided relationships between a media viewer and someone famous like an actor, musician, athlete, or influencer. Parasocial relationships can have benefits. For example, hearing about an athlete's struggle with depression might inspire fans to address their own mental health concerns. On the other hand, parasocial relationships are one-sided by definition. This can cause problems, especially if they take the place of real-life relationships. Watch, then join the discussion: How can parasocial relationships affect your life? 

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Record a selfie video or audio piece about a parasocial relationship you or someone you know has with a celebrity and talk about the effect of that relationship on your life or that person's life..