How a TV Series Can Lead to a Series of Relationship Issues

There is a lot of good TV these days: Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Orphan Black, House of Cards, The Blacklist, as well as returning event series like The X-Files, 24, Heroes, and Twin Peaks, just to name a few. Whether you binge-watch or ration them out, they present couples with dozens of hours couch-based, cuddle-inducing entertainment–especially in this never-ending winter. But each episode can also turn Netflix or your DVR into a relationship-shattering improvised explosive device.

If you start watching a series with your significant other, then watch an episode behind their back, it can cause trust-based arguments in the same ballpark as cheating. Seriously. This is an increasingly common issue that therapists hear about in couples’ counseling, according to an article in The Toronto Star. Check out the original article by Rebecca Eckler to find out why you should pull the plug on the urge to do any watching on the side, or risk canceling your relationship.

What do you think? Does it cause problems when your partner watches something without you? Why do you think that is? What particular shows are important in your relationship? Leave some comments below and let us know!

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