- Sep 26, 2019
Because you have the timeline backwards, it's always been for both positive and negative relationships, but has increasingly been used only to describe negative or harmful relationships.No. Grooming has a terrible connotation because it is a term for a bad dynamic. If it's a good dynamic, it's not grooming, it's something else. I don't know why people are trying to extend the definition of grooming to include both good and bad situations, that seems to me to be a very slippery slope.
Ever helped a younger relative become a better person despite not being their parent? Congratulations, you groomed them, and they are better for it.