Communication, respect, understanding and compassion, these are all words you'll hear being tossed around in couples therapy.

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It's great to identify the things you'll need to have to make your relationship work. But how we apply these traits to different real life scenarios? Isn't that the real work? Streaming content (watching TV) with your life partner is a real life scenario that needs attention from professionals.

Luckily, I am a professional when it comes to consuming content. I've been in this game for 40 years and I know what the hell I'm talking about so I'm going to share with you, some commandments for sharing content with your lover. Yes, I said lover, but I want you to imagine that word in Will Ferrell's voice.

7 Couples Commandments for TV Binges

While I consider myself a professional content consumer, I'm also a human being so I make mistakes. When you make a mistake, it's best to identify it, and learn from it. I've made a f--- ton of errors while binge watching TV with my wife Erica. I've taken those mistakes, and turned them into a list of "Commandments" for couples viewing. These are 7 Couples Commandments for TV Binges.

They say you need to put in the work to have a healthy relationship, and this is the amount of work I'm willing to do. Also, you should print this (old school) and hang it next to your TV (double old school).


Pause & Rewind When Necessary

If you're interrupted by something, pause the show. If you don't get a chance to pause, rewind it when things settle down. Shows make so much more sense when you actually SEE the story develop all the way through.

Stay Relevant

If you're not in the middle of a binge and you're looking, lean into newer content. It's much more enjoyable to discuss your binges with friends this way. If you're trying to talk to someone about Season 4 of NYPD Blue a week after the new season of Stranger Things debuted, you have failed. Basically, if you have the choice between new and old, pick a current title, LOST will still be there when you're done.

Keep it to Yourself

If you're currently streaming Melrose Place for the first time, keep it to yourself. No one wants to politely listen while you examine why Amanda does the things, she does.

100 Diverse Danbury Eateries to Keep Your Taste Buds Busy

It's a lot to take in, Danbury has well over one hundred places to eat, these just happen to be the 100 Hat City spots that I can remember from the top of my head.

NOTE: There is a link in the description box to each businesses' menu or website.

All Along the Posh Tower, Glorious $15 Million Connecticut Estate Hits the Market

This home is not a home it’s not an address, it’s 3 full addresses in a gated community, that sits inside a gated community. It’s a playground, a trophy and a showpiece for anyone who can afford the price tag. Here’s how I will do this; the top line will be what I’d say to you, if I was the realtor, and the bottom line will be wiseass commentary for my own sick amusement. 

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