Merrill C. Miller is a critical thinker, progressive, and feminist living in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Her writing has been published in various outlets, including Gaga Stigmata, the Washington Socialist, the Humanist magazine and its online counterpart, TheHumanist.com, where she was also previously an associate editor. She currently works as a web content specialist for a nonprofit association. Opinions are solely her own and do not express the views of her employers, either past or present.
When politics becomes a fandom, argues Merrill Miller, everyone ultimately loses. But there are ways to bring people around to your perspective—if only you can spare a little empathy.
Attachment theory helped Merrill understand why she was struggling with relationships. But did it mean that she was doomed to be insecurely attached forever? The lens of positive disintegration helped her trust that it didn’t have to be that way.