The Rules According To CoupleDumb

So now that you know what a relationship is, you may be asking yourself, ‘CoupleDumb, what are the rules for healthy relationships?’ (Seriously, call us Lee and Paul or Mr. and Mrs. Reyes-Fournier. CoupleDumb is so formal.) We have set down some rules here before but some bear repeating since it seems that people are still making mistakes in relationships. We’ll start out slow and finish with a bang!

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Time To Connect

Human beings do not grow in solitude. We are social creatures who evolve in relationships. If you think about any time you feel in your lifetime that you have grown, matured or developed, it was because of a relationship. It is amazing to us that people don’t see this. A lot of people see relationships as a vehicle to having sex or a solution to loneliness. Relationships are so much more than that.

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The Rules Are Stupid

The rules of relationship have nothing to do with farm animals and dairy products. If you go with the ‘wisdom’ of that book a while back, The Rules had everything to do with playing head games, not being yourself, being a tease and keeping the mystery. CoupleDumb is here to say, WRONG! These rules are an affront to healthy relationships! If this is the stuff you are teaching your kids, they will be miserable. Yes, we are saying ‘The Rules’ are stupid!

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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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