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The Sad Truth About The Typical American Relationship

March 19, 2008

Ridiculously accurate video showing the realistically generic sad truth about the typical American relationship.

The Sad Truth About Relationships

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41 Responses to “The Sad Truth About The Typical American Relationship”

  1. Paul Gibbons on April 10th, 2008 9:32 am

    You forgot to mention love – the one ‘force’ that makes life worth while – to love and be loved.

  2. Ben on April 12th, 2008 9:02 am

    Ouch. The truth hurts. This is sad and funny at the same time. I can tell Paul (above) that while I am about half way through the video in my own life, and that the video has been chillingly accurate in my own path, that love still is here through my wife and kids (and my second dog and cat). Paradox is real – “I am unique among all of God’s children – and – I am just like everybody else”. That works for me.

  3. JV on April 12th, 2008 9:24 am

    I wonder why do you call it SAD TRUTH!! Almost of all people lead ordinary life and that is the eternal TRUTH. Perhaps, from the American view of point it is SAD because it is dull and does not carry much excitement, otherwise it is normal.

  4. jeff on April 12th, 2008 9:57 am

    other than vacationing in myrtle beach and orlando…what exactly makes this the typical AMERICAN relationship?

  5. Clifton on April 12th, 2008 10:36 am

    Well, that was pointless. Except for the Myrtle Beach Part. I thought that was pretty cool because I live like an hour or so from there.

  6. Steve on April 12th, 2008 10:43 am

    You forgot the divorce and the child support and the other man spending it who too has a good job. Get real!!!

  7. matt on April 12th, 2008 10:48 am

    ahahahahah genius. Poor Paul, Love is the lie you tell yourself so you don’t let the murderous rage of a life unfilled take over.

  8. R J on April 12th, 2008 11:52 am

    Women plan for their wedding day from about the age of 12. When she finds a man she feels is good raw material, she launches her own “special” wedding plans. He’s the last piece to the puzzle. Keep in mind that the guy she finds is RAW MATERIAL. He’s not the perfect person as he stands… Unlike the poor fool, who may feel that he met the most wonderful woman in the world. She has found someone who she feels can be molded into an acceptable husband. After they are married, he will find that he doesn’t quite measure up in her eyes. And just as important, he will realize that he doesn’t recognize his wife as the girl he married. It’s a story which has been told over and over again though out time. It almost never changes. Unless a rare couple can come to accept one another as they are, they are doomed to live in their own special hell.

  9. Amadeus on April 12th, 2008 11:55 am

    I have never clapped aloud during an online video, ever.

  10. Debaser on April 12th, 2008 7:31 pm

    Bravo, by far the best video I have seen in a long, LONG time.

  11. SL83 on April 13th, 2008 2:54 pm

    LAWL @ “honer” roll

  12. me on April 13th, 2008 6:46 pm

    Again, other than the vacation references, what makes this so “American” and so different from the rest of the western world? What woman in the world doesn’t typically get marred, have some kids, and get old?

  13. travis on April 13th, 2008 7:51 pm

    Was I the only one to notice this is not typical. No one had a nose there forth a chartoon and not realaity.

  14. la la la on April 13th, 2008 8:25 pm

    I like your comment ‘wow’ hahahaha
    The video? meh, anyones life will be whatever they make it.
    So unless you have done some scientific research that supports this, I wouldn’t really say you can call it the typical American relationship..not that I would know, seeing that I am not American.
    Plus it’s kinda sort of a depressing look on relationships..somebody go though a lull in their love life?? oh boo hoo, get a new boyfriend then.. an exciting one! Or be a bit more adventurous yourself! =P

  15. Bryan on April 13th, 2008 10:28 pm

    i think this is just vague enough for a lot of people to relate to. that’s what makes it “typical”. either way, the video got a laugh out of me. however, when i get married, i think i will go ahead and build the pool . way to break the mold right? :)

  16. You on April 14th, 2008 2:14 am

    During the time between masturbating to Internet pornography (which, by the way, will be quite infrequent), you’ll stumble upon a simply rendered but stirring web video that will change your life. After watching it, you will leave me, your two average kids, and your summer deck for our hot 22-year-old nanny to retire in the Cayman Islands.

  17. LindaR on April 14th, 2008 12:32 pm

    I’ve been married for 15 years. This in no way resembles my life. We have no children, travel regularly and throw epic parties people talk about for years.

    It helps that when I got married, it wasn’t because I just wanted to be married, but because I felt I couldn’t eat or breath without him. True love exists. Insist on it. Don’t settle.

  18. Adam Seale on April 15th, 2008 10:04 pm

    Lul.

    Love is real, though. Trust me. And it’s worth not compromising for.

    I’d rather die a virgin than spend the rest of my life with someone I don’t truly love.

  19. Tosh on April 15th, 2008 11:20 pm

    Worthless. If you find this amusing, be my guest. However, this is about the farthest thing from creative or outstanding I’ve seen on the intertubes in a while. Seriously, barring the non-animated-ness and annoying voice, the delivery was sub-par and the material mostly hocked from every comedic routine on the subject.

    In short, don’t waste your time.

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  21. Bernardo on April 16th, 2008 2:08 pm

    I don’t know how much I can say about this… I agree that too many relationships descend into mediocrity or simple physical desires.

  22. Mike on April 16th, 2008 8:08 pm

    Ummmm, excuse me I believe you got a little mixed up. After the kids, you get a divorce, the kids become horrible scarred and you both spend the rest of your life looking for “true” love, despite your preconceived notions being shattered, wishing your ex-significant other dies horribly.

  23. justin on April 17th, 2008 2:44 am

    Oh god, thats what I have to look forward to? Why the hell doesn’t she like sports, travel or grilling!?

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  25. Jack on April 18th, 2008 10:02 pm

    to LindaR I direct your attention to this post:

    “R J on April 12th, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Women plan for their wedding day from about the age of 12. When she finds a man she feels is good raw material, she launches her own “special” wedding plans. He’s the last piece to the puzzle. Keep in mind that the guy she finds is RAW MATERIAL. He’s not the perfect person as he stands… Unlike the poor fool, who may feel that he met the most wonderful woman in the world. She has found someone who she feels can be molded into an acceptable husband. After they are married, he will find that he doesn’t quite measure up in her eyes. And just as important, he will realize that he doesn’t recognize his wife as the girl he married. It’s a story which has been told over and over again though out time. It almost never changes. Unless a rare couple can come to accept one another as they are, they are doomed to live in their own special hell.”

    I know, I know. It’s nothing like your post… But you are “…a rare couple…” Most of the rest of us are doomed to live with a person who is nothing like the one they met. The vast majority of married couples are unhappy with one another.

  26. jack on April 19th, 2008 11:01 pm

    “We have no children, travel regularly and throw epic parties people talk about for years.”

    Wow people talk about your parties for years, you must be so cool and different and unique. That must be why you somehow feel inherently threatened and insulted by random videos on the internet that insinuate you might actually be boring and just like everyone else.

  27. Mark on April 20th, 2008 8:35 am

    You make life sound so mundane… on the surface, generally everyone takes that similar route… its how you fill the gaps, with love, affection and laughter that make life good.

    Like this video =D it made me smile and filled a short gap in my short floundering life.

  28. ovlet on April 20th, 2008 11:09 am

    thumbs down on stumbleupon. that was gash.

  29. Dan on April 20th, 2008 12:00 pm

    Wow…talking about a one sided relationship.

  30. Andy on April 20th, 2008 2:57 pm

    I really hate videos like this. Not because it’s no good, but because it draws people like this out of the woodwork. People who “stumbleupon” it and sit through the entire thing and feel that they need to tear into what is a completely innocent and simple video. Obviously if someone believed this to be the unfallable truth they wouldn’t have spent the time to portray it in stick figures or create an entire flash video that would then be published on the internet. This is a joke, plain and simple.

    This is like me watching the parrot sketch from Monty Python and bitching about how the parrot isn’t real. Or watching SNL and complaining that Darrel Hammond is NOT REALLY Bill Clinton. Get over yourselves and just enjoy a little bit of humor. You may not find it funny and that’s fine, just move on with your lives (no matter how mundane) and forget about it. You obviously have enough free time to stumble upon this video so your life is obviously a non-stop fun-fest.

    But, at the same time, I have to give credit to this bunch for not spewing out racial slurs, swear words, and calling people gay. That was a nice break.

    And, I’d also like to say my life is pretty mundane and yes, I don’t have anything else to do on a Sunday morning but peruse StumbleUpon.

  31. Mateo on April 20th, 2008 9:15 pm

    Pretty sadistic video and you forget to mention that there are many who do not marry unless they feel love for one another. There are many joys in life and if you were to take this video seriously, you would have to have a troubled mind not to enjoy any of them.(Who doesn’t like grilling? :D) The ability to believe in things intangible also changes one’s view on life and for me personally, my belief in God and the love for my family is enough for life to be worth living.

  32. Steph on April 21st, 2008 1:13 am

    I’ve been married for 15 years. No kids, and we eloped, but the rest is pretty accurate. I don’t mind being boring.

  33. pip on April 21st, 2008 2:01 pm

    The best thing about this video is that it reinforces everything I already know to be true about my fiance and I. Oh, how I love being untypical. True love does indeed exist – don’t EVER settle for someone who is not as good as you want.

  34. Kyle on April 21st, 2008 4:41 pm

    Did someone shove it in your ass? Your pretty pitiful. Have fun with your loveless life.

  35. Um... on April 21st, 2008 7:46 pm

    I don’t recall watching this video with “The Typical American Relationship” on it, but I think you’re confusing Americans with ‘filler’.

    In case you’re wondering what filler is, have you ever watched a tv show called Naruto, or Dragon Ball Z?

  36. Matthew on April 22nd, 2008 8:55 pm

    I don’t ever remember authorizing a video to be made of my life haha!

  37. Melissa on April 23rd, 2008 3:17 pm

    Wait until you’re 30 to get married so you know yourself. Marry someplace you’ve always wanted to see. Keep the wedding simple and small–it’s about love not showing off. Forget conceiving children so you have the time and money to make the world a better place…but allow yourself to be comfortable and go slow. When you are 70 you won’t remember the plasma TV (but don’t sacrifice your creature comforts). When you are 70, what will make you smile?

    But that’s my take.

  38. duke on August 5th, 2008 4:01 am

    if that’s what your relationship is like, you should seriously consider ending it. i don’t know why anyone would do that unless they’re masochistic. you can find someone you want to be with, i’m not sure why you think this is typical. god i would shoot myself

  39. scoofie on November 13th, 2008 3:34 am

    omg im with andy, you guys are thinking about it and taking it waaay too serious. its just a joke, you know haha? damn i think its funny when somebody does something simple like this and people get all serious about it. i personally thought it was funny, and i love that some people are actually like “oh crap thats me…” lol you guys should just chill and laugh a little

  40. She Evolves on January 4th, 2009 11:56 pm

    Wow, that is the story of my life right now… Funny and freaky.

  41. ovlet on March 13th, 2009 7:07 am

    Andy, and scoofie,

    Sorry, I just thought it was gash. Is that OK with you?

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