Do you press pause or reset? When two people date for a few months or longer, but then breakup, what do they do if they get back together? Is it assumed that you resume where you left off, or clear the slate, pushing a further commitment farther in the future?
This situation was brought up in a show that I’ve mentioned before, called “how I met your mother”. The main character Ted was dating a girl that I shall keep anonymous (for fellow HIMYM watchers who haven’t seen the episode), and she kept dropping hints about a further commitment. Because she felt that the months they dated before should count as well.
Personally I think that you should probably resume rather than reset. You already know each other, and how you’ve felt before. If you both come back together agreeing that you made a mistake and are meant to be together, you shouldn’t wait and wait before you commit further. Although you should delve into what the cause of your break up was. Leaving that problem behind could just cause it to resurface later on in your relationship.
That’s all I can think of on that topic for now, but if you have your own points on why you should reset or press pause feel free to comment below :p.
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I have come to find that I get into tv series way to much. To the point where when I finish the entire series I may watch it again just because I know I like it. So far it’s happened with the shows Greek, How I Met Your Mother, and I’m pretty sure there are a few more that I just can’t remember now. Oh, I just thought of another, DDD (Drop Dead Diva). My point is though, that I re-watch shows even when I already know exactly what’s going to happen!!
I think it may have to do with the fact that it is familiar and I know that it will bring me guaranteed entertainment. I know that I won’t risk 30 minutes of my life on some crappy tv episode all because I was reassured by a friend that it “gets better as it goes along”. I guess I like knowing what I’m getting into when I sit down to watch something on tv. I tend to get irritated when I waste my time on something so boring, just because I was trying to give whatever it was, a chance.
Another reason why I probably re-watch tv series is because I become attached and fond of all of the characters in the show. Or sometimes the series’s ends to soon or in such a bad way that I crave to re-watch it in its prime, and possibly stop right before it ends badly. I’ve never actually done that though, because I can’t stand to leave it unfinished even though I have already seen those episodes. But then they’re not in order of how I recently watched them I think to myself. So I have to re-watch them as well.
Even though I may seem insane for re-watching entire series of shows, I have reasons for why I re-watch all of these particular series. For ‘Greek’, it was to watch my favorite characters fall in and out of love time and again, while other love triangles and couples were being formed around them (plus the added drama of breakups and random hookups). When it came to ‘Drop Dead Diva’, it was Jane who brought me back for seconds, to watch her little effervescent personality in her new plus sized body, opposed to her old super model physique. The way Jane handles cases (she’s a lawyer :p) and life around her just draws you in. At last, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ made me fall in love with the tight nit group of friends, and Barney’s random acts of pick up artistry that were eloquently planned and plotted inside his play book.
So a question for you all….are any of you addicted to re-watching some of your favorite shows? :p