Triangulation means never having to say you’re sorry.

Do you ever wonder why we don’t just jump into a post? Why do we need to have this little prelude to the good stuff? Is this some sort of literary foreplay before the pounding intercourse of the real writing? Nah. We do this to help us set up a premise. It is our way of setting the parameters and tone of the post. Like boundaries with words. When you write as a team, you can get a little muddled and your point can get lost in the different perspectives. So what’s the Don’ts of Relationship today?

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Relationship, Competition and Marriage

Relationship, competition and another exciting Thursday that make us want to break out in song. From the musical, Cabaret, our theme song for today is Maybe This Time. Well, really it is just one part sung over and over; ‘everybody loves a winner. So nobody loved me’. So warm up your vocal cords and sing out loud our relationship anthem here on your CoupleDumb. (Please read the above introduction with Ryan Seacrest’s voice and maybe add some flashing lights at the end. Thank you.)

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Sex and Music

Paul says: When we discussed this week’s musical theme, I got a bit worried. You need to understand that all of my songs have the words ‘scooby do’ in them as a form of harmonic placebo to fill in for my Alzheimer-like rendition on any song. In other words, I do not remember the lyrics to songs. Hotel California, for example, goes something like this: Welcome to the Hotel California (that much I know) something, something, something (pause) something, something, something – and then a ‘scooby do’ for good measure.

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It’s not sex. It’s a merger.

If you are looking for romance, this is not the article to read. This is the practical ‘if you want a relationship then stop doing dumb shit’ type of commentary. This is also one of our little secrets that have kept us married for twenty years. Ready? Here it is. Marriage is like a corporation. I told you. No rose petals on this one. Corporations are structured for one purpose and one purpose only. That is to advance the corporation. The shareholders of the corporation – these are the stockholders, the employees and anyone else that gains benefit from the business – only succeed if the corporation succeeds. The perfect company has rich stockholders, happy and well paid employees, and everyone is working with the singular goal of expanding this little utopia ad infinitum. Kind of like the Borg.

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