The Psychology of ‘Backburner’ Relationships

The Psychology of ‘Backburner’ Relationships

One episode in period five of the way I Met the Mother, called “Hooked,” revolves around individuals being held “on the hook,” romantically speaking, by users of the show’s central gang of buddies. “I can’t be to you … now” may be the expression the pals keep using to sequence these people along, the “right now” making the doorway cracked open just enough that evidently some guy that is poor ready to continue doing Robin’s washing and rub her foot when it comes to obscure probability of a someday relationship.

This doesn’t result in the buddies look excellent, demonstrably, but maintaining monitoring of and maintaining in contact with alternate intimate leads is a very common thing for people doing, even in the event it really is rarely in such an exaggerated, sitcommy method. Continue reading “The Psychology of ‘Backburner’ Relationships”