Marriage Counselors Share The Dumbest Reasons A Couple Has Made An Appointment

Therapy is an excellent tool to help individuals and couples overcome issues that are too big for them to face on their own. Everyone has troubles in their lives, you know?

While there is no dumb reason to seek help, some marriage counselors have shared the silliest reasons couples came in for an appointment, the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you will.

This Guy Needs A Reality Check

couple arguing about whose job the laundry is
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Photo Credit: Reddit / undecidedlyso41 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

OK, maybe some couples have an assigned list of jobs that each person in the relationship looks after, but there is nothing wrong with helping from time to time. If this is more a matter of him thinking he’s above it, then it’s time for a reality check.

Anyone With Eyes Would Agree With Him

woman called therapist because her husband wouldn't let her paint the house purple
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Photo Credit: Reddit / random_girl_me // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Where do people get the money to call up a therapist and waste their time with what color to paint the house? Obviously, this woman has some control issues. The husband is just trying to save her from making a decorating disaster of their home.

OK, I Get This One

husband called therapist because she lost the frying pan
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Photo Credit: Reddit / DangDog_crapper_god // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

If something has a place where it goes and you don’t put it back in that place, do you not think I have the right to be mad? Is it really that hard to put things where they belong?

It Just Tastes Better

someone took their husband to therapy because he cut sandwiches wrong
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Photo Credit: Reddit / crusnic_zero // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

This seems like the kind of thing that this couple should have established before they got married, because it’s a pretty important thing to know about a person. It’s really all about taste.

I Would Stop Trusting Him Too

a couple went to therapy because her husband stopped liking cheese
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Photo Credit: Reddit / -Taverner_Raven // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

If the person you’re with woke up one day and just stopped liking cheese for no real reason, wouldn’t you also be suspicious? Either they never liked it all along and are a liar, or there is something wrong with them.

It’s A Delicate Matter

someone took their partner to therapy because they left poop in the toilet
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Shin-Gouki- // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

The “leaving the toilet seat up” debacle will be an issue as long as there are different genders and toilet seats. How have we not come to a place where we’ve figured out a solution for this yet?

Trying Not To Judge

people who were virgins got married and he was mad that she wore a push up bra
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Photo Credit: Reddit / ghetterking // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

What is this thing that happens with men where they think a woman who is all done up is rocking a natural look? You all say you want a natural look, but then you don’t in the end, do you?

Stop Posting Like You’re Famous

guy posting memes all day and it was bothering his wife
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Photo Credit: Reddit / BeastModePwn // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Say it with me: posting memes on the internet is not a job! Who does this person think they are? You’re not internet-famous, so just stop already. Pay attention to your wife.

I Can See How This Would Be A Deal Breaker

someone bought the wrong kind of bananas
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Ope_MyBad // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

If you ask for a certain amount of something, it shouldn’t be hard to fulfill that request. Unless, of course, they weren’t specific, then it should be noted that no one is going to read your mind.

This Was Hard To Wrap My Head Around

someone didn't know how to make their own eggs
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Photo Credit: Reddit / LoginPuppy // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

When in doubt, wouldn’t you just go with both? And why would this be a big enough issue that it would cause a rift in their marriage? How often do they eat eggs?

I Mean…Do You Blame Him?

Post: My sister-in-law made an appointment for marriage counseling because her husband greeted their dog before her when coming home from work.
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Freyja_the_derpyderp // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

First off, dogs are all over you when you first walk in the door. Secondly, if my husband was more excited to see the dog than me, I would totally understand.

He Had Other Dreams

woman mad her husband didn't go into the family business
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Photo Credit: Reddit / lonewanderer015 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

It’s really sad to see people who get married for all the wrong reasons. People joke about marrying for money, but then someone goes and does it and ends up hurting everyone involved.

The Never-Ending Struggle

Couple couldn't stop arguing about who got the remote
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Photo Credit: Reddit / randomoctopus71 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Yes, who indeed should have access to the TV remote at all times? Maybe the answer is two remotes, or maybe even they should invest in two different TVs. That would solve everything.

That Poor Kid

someone wanted to change their child's name
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Photo Credit: Reddit / ivylyn006 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

What kind of hipster nonsense is this? That poor kid is going to grow up with a complex now, and any time someone asks them what their name is, they’re going to say they don’t know.

There Are A Couple Of Red Flags Here

someone wanted to see a therapist because their boyfriend was already married
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Photo Credit: Reddit / cutiepieshy // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

I’m pretty sure that counseling an extramarital affair is not something that the average therapist would spend their time doing, but there are clearly some issues that need to be addressed there.

Pro-Boil? That’s Gross

couple couldn't agree on the best way to cook a hotdog
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Photo Credit: Reddit / heybrother11 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Not to be dramatic, but I might leave someone who was pro-boiling hot dogs. There is no excuse for that kind of behavior. What other weird secrets are they keeping?

How Do You Eat Jelly Beans Wrong?

woman mad because her husband doesn't eat jelly beans correctly
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Azzizzi //Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

If I were this therapist, I would make sure I always had jelly beans in the office when they came to visit just to see how he ate them. How can you eat them wrong?!

What A Waste Of Time

couple was getting a divorce but wanted a therapist to tell them whose fault it was
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Photo Credit: Reddit / jaxxattacks // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Sometimes, a relationship ends just because it doesn’t work. That doesn’t mean that it’s anyone’s fault. This is just petty, and proof that the relationship should be over. They made a good call.

That Seems Quick

couple came in after their first date to talk about their future
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Photo Credit: Reddit / DiddlyBoBiddly // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Imagine if going on your second date with someone meant going to see a therapist just to gauge where you were at? I tell you where I would be at: out of there!

An Inexcusable Crime

husband ate the last of his wife's ice cream
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Photo Credit: Reddit / looknohands69 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

There is no reason on earth good enough to justify eating someone’s ice cream. He was probably looking forward to that all day, and then he comes home to find it gone?!

It Does Make That Annoying Wooshing Sound

husband took his wife to a therapist because she liked driving with the window down
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Photo Credit: Reddit // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

This is a prime example of a small thing being a symptom of what is clearly a bigger problem that’s been going on for a long time. What’s so wrong with fresh air?

What A Bunch Of Nerds

parents went to counseling because they couldn't agree on which fictional character would win a fight.
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Photo Credit: Reddit // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

If this is the worst thing that you’re fighting about, then you probably have a pretty decent relationship. Until it comes to battles between imaginary characters, that is. But, anything can be worked through.

Haven’t These People Heard Of The Internet?

couple trying to have kids by having sex with her belly button
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Photo Credit: Reddit / leakyaquitard // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Stories like this always make me feel kind of sad. What kind of environment did they have to grow up in that this is their reality? This is why sex education in school is important!

Google Knows All

someone called because google told them their husband was crazy
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Photo Credit: Reddit / kenerd24601 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

The number of people who will take a Google search as gospel is frankly shocking. Most of what comes up in a Google search about anything mildly medical is all a shame.

What Kind Of Broom Did She Buy?

couple went to therapy because the wife bought the wrong broom
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Photo Credit: Reddit / ObtuseYeti // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

If he really wanted a certain broom so badly, then he should have gone out and bought that broom himself, don’t you think? We all know the issues aren’t even really about the broom, though.

That’s A Bit Controlling

husband didn't want his wife to cut her hair
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Cheezel62 // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

No one has the right to tell someone what to do with their appearance. If she wants to cut her hair, then she should be allowed to! There is no need to be controlling like that.

Seems A Bit Ungrateful

client was struggling with the color of dog her husband got her
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Photo Credit: Reddit / faleboat // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

No one can help what color a dog is born! They just come out that way. If she wanted a certain color of that breed of dog, she should have been specific.

There Are Many Questions

couple couldn't decide what chickens to get for their farm
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Photo Credit: Reddit / warpus // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

I suppose it could be hard to decide if you’re not even sure what kind of chicken farm you’re going to be running. Do you want eggs? Meat? Friends? What are you looking for?

No One Likes A Surprise Visit From The In-Laws

couple came in because wife wouldn't tell her husband when her mom was coming
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Photo Credit: Reddit / StBlaschek // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

Maybe instead of being sneaky about it, she should ask why there was such a problem with her husband being around her mom? Seems like a more reasonable approach to the situation.

Gary Is Just No Fun

wife took her husband to therapist because he doesn't drink
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Photo Credit: Reddit / GifBeefer // Unsplash / Phillip Goldsberry

I couldn’t imagine sitting there and listening to someone tell me that their husband doesn’t drink and that’s a big problem for them. Just let the man live his life!