Why won't your partner publicly celebrate your relationship? It's called 'pocketing.'

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  • “Pocketing” is the dating trend of hiding your partner from your friends, family or on social media.
  • While it can be unintentional, often times pocketing stems from shame about who you’re dating.
  • Experts explain why the trend is toxic and when it’s time to end the relationship.

People should be proud to show off their partners and relationships. But does it ever feel like your loved one is hiding you from theirfriends and family? Or refusing to publicly acknowledge the romance on social media?

Dating experts say these concerns come up frequently, so much so that this behavior even has a name. It’s called “pocketing,” which refers to not telling others about someone you’re seeing. 


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