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6 ways TV is the third person in your relationship

For better or worse, TV is definitely in the mix with you and your other half.

WHETHER WE LIKE it or not, there’s often a third party involved in our relationships.

But don’t get worried! It’s not a person, it’s just the TV. For good and for bad, TV is a constant presence in many relationships. It can bring a couple together – but it can also drive them apart. Let’s take a closer look at our old pal, the trusty but tricky TV.

A common bond

Loving a series brings people together. Who else could you discuss the finer points of Breaking Bad with for over four hours? No one else.

That’s TRUE love.

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Go on without me

They’ve cheated on you. No, not with someone else, but on that beloved series you watch together.

Is there any worse form of betrayal?

Decisions, decisions

You want to watch the football. She wants to catch up on the soaps. This isn’t going to end well. Take cover, this could get ugly.

Great expectations

TV has utterly changed your expectations when it comes to relationships. Where’s the Ross and Rachel spark, the Big and Carrie grand romance?

Why can’t we have a love like Biddy and Miley?

Image: RTE Stills Library

Where the magic happens

Or is it more like where the tragic happens?

TV in the bedroom. A controversial topic. Is it acceptable? Or is it indispensable? You’d better make sure you’re compatible in this regard before you take the plunge into living together.

It could make or break you as a couple.

Image: Flickr/espensvik

But after all…

When you’re in a relationship, sometimes there’s nothing better than staying in and curling up on the couch. Some of the best times in lots of relationships have occurred in front of the friendly glow of your loyal friend.

No, not your partner. The telly.

Image: Flickr/videocrab

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