Anna Kendrick recently broke up with her boyfriend for tickling her. Celebrities have boundaries too, and many draw a clearer line in the sand that the average everyday person. Some people might call Anna crazy, but many view it as setting an example of walking away when a relationship isn’t right for you.
If you’re unfamiliar with Anna, the actor/singer has starred in the Pitch Perfect franchise of films, as well as The Twilight Saga and many other films and theater productions.
She was dating a guy who tickled her playfully. Although it’s supposed to be cute or silly and sometimes a loving gesture, she told him she didn’t like it because it made her feel trapped and panicked and to please not tickle her. Her ex thought her reaction was really dumb and proceeded to tickle her anyway. So, she broke up with him.
She knew she would have to tell people the story and people might put her in the crazy girl category, and no one wants to be labeled that. Then, imagine him telling his friends that she broke up with him because he tickled her and she’s psycho.
The real reason Anna broke up with him is that she told him something was important to her and he didn’t respect that. She wanted to be heard, understood, and respected.
In the original article about this story that appeared in The Express Tribune, Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a psychiatry instructor at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine was asked for her opinion on how Anna handled this. She felt it was the perfect response and she shouldn’t worry about being labeled a crazy ex. Anna “honored an important value and or upheld a non-negotiable boundary, you should hold your head up high and let it go,” according to Dr. Anderson. She also said that a partner shouldn’t laugh off your concerns about something that seems minor (like tickling). Bottom line…no one likes their feels trivialized.
Anna had the self-esteem to say no that’s not OK and didn’t worry what people would think of her. Now, she has a tickle free existence.
Check out the original article with photos of Anna Kendrick at https://tribune.com.pk/story/1592211/4-broke-tickled-anna-kendrick/.