PODCAST — Dirty John and the Tinder Swindler: Mass Media Stories of Love Addiction

Zach Rhoads By: Zach Rhoads
Reviewed By: Dr Stanton Peele

Posted on February 20th, 2022 - Last updated: September 18th, 2023
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“Does love addiction exist?” commentators question. Yet our most popular streaming media stories are replete with the cases of people whose lives are severely disturbed by harmful, irrational intimate involvements — up to an including death. Take “Dirty John”.

Meehan (who is dead at the hands of a victim) and Betty Broderick (who killed her exhusband and his replacement wife). Then there are the hundred of thousands of dollars harvested by the Tinder Swindler from women trolling for love.

In this podcast, Psychologist Dr. Stanton Peele analyzes the shows, Dirty John and The Tinder Swindler, and explains how these victims become enmeshed in cycles of love addiction.

You can read more in Dr. Peele’s recent blog HERE

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