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 kept “on the hook,” romantically speaking, by people in the show’s gang that is central of. “I can’t be with you … now” may be the phrase the pals keep using to sequence these people along, the “right now” making the doorway cracked open just enough that evidently some bad man is happy to continue doing Robin’s washing and rub her foot for the obscure possibility for a someday relationship. Continue reading “The Psychology of ‘Backburner’ Relationships”