Here is a list of couples that I have found myself wishing that they would work out. I know I’ve meaning to put this together for a while now, but a recent episode of Big Bang Theory caused me to finally do it (and that is why Leanord & Penny are at the top of the list). Unfortunately I’m really drawing a blank but am hoping more of these couple will come to mind – even if slowly.
- Big Bang Theory – Leonard & Penny
- Northern Exposure – Joel & Maggie
- Paper Chase –
- Wonder Years –
- That 70’s Show – Eric & Donna
- How I Met Your Mother – Marshall & Lily
- How I Met Your Mother – Barney & Robin
- Friends – Ross & Rachel
- Crash Landing on You – Se-Ri & Jeong-hyeok
- Chuck – Chuck and Sarah
- Bob Hearts Abishola – Bob & Abishola
Our lives are a collection of relationships. Some are active, some passive. Some professional but most are personal. Even some of the professional ones have a personal element. But most are situational. That is the one characteristic that is common. Very rarely do we choose to be in a relationship with someone. It is a situation that brings us together and then it is up to us to work on the relationship.
Our relationship with our parents are probably, and usually, the very first that we are presented with.
Marriage is one of the few, if not the only one, where we do get into a contract to be in the relationship. Yes, we do from time to time get into a business partnership in a somewhat similar style and also when we get into a employee / employer situation there is also a “contract” involved but the marriage contract seems unique.
50% of marriages end in divorces.
The other half end in death.