Rachel Hollis, who has hosted relationship retreats, “doesn’t know much about relationships”
Rachel Hollis is back.
The self-help author and Christian influencer returns to social media after her latest controversy in April. Hollis and other women of color who are changing the world by saying that they are “unrelated” like her – when: 1. She is definitely not like any of those women and 2. Her whole brand ™ was built about being tied.
In addition to returning to Instagram with photos of dandelions and sidewalk chalk, Hollis also quietly dropped a YouTube video this week that raised alarm bells for those familiar with her work. The video contains a seemingly innocuous story about Hollis’ first kiss since her divorce:
But around 6:22 am in the video, Hollis says, “I don’t know much about relationships.”
Hollis, Author of Best Selling Advice Books Girl wash your face and Girl, stop apologizing, is no stranger to the cycle of stepping into hot water and wading around until she thinks the internet has forgotten about it. Throughout her career, Hollis has been criticized for ; and ; (MLM); and throw up .
These separate cases – plagiarism, MLM, toxic positivity, “unrelated” – merge into critiques proclaiming Hollis a fraud. Even his most diehard fans questioned his credibility when in 2020 after years of offering and billing wedding advice.
“We have worked tirelessly over the past three years to make this work and have come to the conclusion that it is healthier and more respectful for us to choose this as the end of our journey as a married couple,” Hollis said in his caption, insinuating that she and her husband had relationship difficulties since 2017.
Meanwhile, in 2018, the couple hosted the $ 1,800 Rise Together Couples Conference, where the states that participants “would learn tangible advice to improve their relationship.” They dropped a and started on , where they provided advice just weeks before the split was announced. (Dave subsequently hosted alone.)
Neither Rachel nor Dave Hollis are licensed marriage therapists and have no professional qualifications. In their Facebook video announcing the Rise Together 2018 conference, Rachel Hollis said, “What you’re thinking is,“ I didn’t know you were counselors or therapists, that you had special training to guide you. other couples. “
The camera zoomed in on her face when she admitted, “We don’t.”
As stated in the New York Times, the the breakup shocked Hollis employees and fans; in public, they seemed to be in a happy relationship. But not only did Hollis lie about her marriage, she took advantage of it as well. She gave advice and made people pay as if she was qualified.
With his latest video, Hollis once again sheds light on his real ignorance of the subject. Should someone who doesn’t know much about relationships charge $ 1,800 for a couple’s weekend getaway? Should she host a marriage counseling podcast?
The answer is obvious: no.
Rachel Hollis built her career being an unapproachable type of relationship, having a marriage that only had little fixable issues but was outwardly perfect. Over time, however, the cracks in its perfect life – and therefore the cracks in its reliability – began to appear.
The mask slipped in April, when Hollis admitted she didn’t want to be relatable. Now, months later, it looks like the mask has slipped off again.