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We all hear the glorious things that Netflix offers… Countless hours of binge watching our favorite shows, forgetting about our problems, and discovering new shows that we didn’t know we were missing. But what happens when Netflix becomes a hinderance in a relationship? What happens when Netflix becomes the problem? Is Netflix the problem?

The Problem with Netflix

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Cheating

Obviously there isn’t actual cheating going on, but when you and your significant other are watching a show together, more than likely, you’re watching the same episode at the same time, in the same place. But what happens when one has a free moment and the other doesn’t? They pick up the remote and turn on said show. This hurts more than you know, as a victim of Netflix cheating, I can personally say that it does sting knowing that your partner didn’t have the decency to wait for you to watch. They’ve got the inside scoop on the show, a heads up on what is happening, and it takes all the fun out of watching the show with your significant other.

Lying

In effort to cover up the “Netflix cheating”, the lies start coming out. “No, sweetheart, I didn’t see what happened in season five, episode three, of Orange Is The New Black” or “I can’t wait to see what happens” are the lies that you tell your significant other when it comes to having seen a few episodes by yourself.

The Problem with This?

While this isn’t a serious matter to any one person, it can be pretty serious issue in a relationship if you’ve got an arrangement with your significant other. This can cause animosity in a relationship when it comes to good flicks on the ‘Flix. Lying about the episode or episodes that you may or may not have seen is tricky. Don’t be that person to fib your way out of a lie. If you’ve watched without your significant other, just admit it.

The Good Thing About Netflix

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Building Trust

If you’re in a “silent contract” with your significant other and you follow the rules of said contract, you’ve got a place to build on your trust on. Talk about a great relationship builder. This is great for relationships young and old. A way to show each other that you’ve got a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something, which is the exact definition of trust. This is also a really fun way to build trust too!

Time Well Spent

You know how after a long day of work, you want nothing more but to cuddle up on the couch with your spouse. Cook dinner and spend an evening together over an old movie or a fun show. You can laugh together, cry together, and find the bright side of things when it comes to passing time with your loved one.

The Problem with This?

Well, there really isn’t a problem with this. Spending time together and strengthening your foundation is a great relationship builder. Don’t be afraid to Netflix and chill to relax your evening away.

Netflix isn’t really an issue in any relationship and if it is, you need to reevaluate your relationship, with Netflix and your significant other. Netflix can be a hindrance, but Netflix can also be a great relationship builder too. Make sure you don’t break the unspoken laws of Netflix when it comes to your Netflix game. We love Netflix and I’m sure you do to. Have your broken the silent Netflix laws? What are your favorite shows to watch with your significant other? Your favorite movies?