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27th Jan '16 10:49:39 AM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild'' Michael Grant is stuck in a loveless marriage, but has to keep up appearances because his father holds public office.
9th Jan '16 7:37:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/{{AGENCY}}'', [[spoiler: [[StarFox Fox and Krystal McCloud]]]] have a very rocky marriage, but they put on a happy face in public. They are, after all, heroes and have a young son to care for. [[SpongeBobSquarePants Sandy Cheeks]] is quick to pick up on this, but so far, the charade hasn't affected the plot much. With one of them kidnapped and held in an unknown location, it might not come up for a while.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{AGENCY}}'', [[spoiler: [[StarFox Fox and Krystal McCloud]]]] have a very rocky marriage, but they put on a happy face in public. They are, after all, heroes and have a young son to care for. [[SpongeBobSquarePants [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Sandy Cheeks]] is quick to pick up on this, but so far, the charade hasn't affected the plot much. With one of them kidnapped and held in an unknown location, it might not come up for a while.
8th Dec '15 3:50:57 PM TinyTedDanson
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* A reccuring arc in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is how Jerry and Beth married because he got her pregnant [[PromBaby on their prom date]] and they agreed to keep it -- and as such, they're more like co-habiting adults rather than married as they refuse to even consider divorce. However, each round often resolves with [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther their problems disappearing and their love seemingly getting stronger]] and everyone thinking they're better, only to [[StatusQuoIsGot revert straight back]] in a few episodes when they're back to snarking and arguing.
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* A reccuring arc in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is how Jerry and Beth married because he got her pregnant [[PromBaby on their prom date]] and they agreed to keep it -- and as such, they're more like co-habiting adults rather than married as they refuse to even consider divorce. However, each round often resolves with [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther their problems disappearing and their love seemingly getting stronger]] and everyone thinking they're better, only to [[StatusQuoIsGot [[StatusQuoIsGod revert straight back]] in a few episodes when they're back to snarking and arguing.
8th Dec '15 3:50:02 PM TinyTedDanson
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->'''Jerry''': I wasn't paying attention, which you would know, if you ever paid attention to me.\\ '''Beth''': Oh, here we go, right to the victim role.\\ '''Jerry''': Am I a victim, Beth, or am I married to a mean, unfair monster that always hurts me?\\ '''Rick''': (shouting) ''Jesus Christ! Will you fix your marriage or get a divorce already?!'' -->-- ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''

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* A reccuring arc in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is how Jerry and Beth married because he got her pregnant [[PromBaby on their prom date]] and they agreed to keep it -- and as such, they're more like co-habiting adults rather than married as they refuse to even consider divorce. However, each round often resolves with [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther their problems disappearing and their love seemingly getting stronger]] and everyone thinking they're better, only to [[StatusQuoIsGot revert straight back]] in a few episodes when they're back to snarking and arguing. ** Also bumped UpToEleven in ''Rixty Minutes'': inter-dimensional goggles show that, in every timeline where Summer exists, Beth and Jerry are pretending they're happily married for the kids, yet in realities where Summer doesn't exist they're free to pursue their dreams, increasing the rift between Beth and Jerry. [[spoiler:It's then {{inverted}} when their parallel-universe selves are pretending to be happy with success and single life, when in reality they've never stopped loving each other.]]
2nd Dec '15 2:37:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Dave}}'' had the (real) President and First Lady unable to stay in the same room or look at each other unless the press was watching, at which time they both play the loving couple. He only stays married for his career image (and has plenty of affairs) and she only stays so she can do important work with charities.
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* ''{{Dave}}'' ''Film/{{Dave}}'' had the (real) President and First Lady unable to stay in the same room or look at each other unless the press was watching, at which time they both play the loving couple. He only stays married for his career image (and has plenty of affairs) and she only stays so she can do important work with charities.

* Nick and Honey from ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', unlike George and Martha who fight bitterly in front of everyone, and yet they are too emotionally dependent on each other to seriously consider divorcing. They seem to be happily married, yet Nick only married Honey for her father's money (the fact that she was pregnant was a convenient excuse) and Honey is implied to have [[spoiler:aborted her baby after marrying Nick]], and when Honey drinks herself sick, Nick goes to bed with Martha.
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* Nick and Honey from ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', ''Film/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', unlike George and Martha who fight bitterly in front of everyone, and yet they are too emotionally dependent on each other to seriously consider divorcing. They seem to be happily married, yet Nick only married Honey for her father's money (the fact that she was pregnant was a convenient excuse) and Honey is implied to have [[spoiler:aborted her baby after marrying Nick]], and when Honey drinks herself sick, Nick goes to bed with Martha.
16th Nov '15 7:26:15 AM Iris
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* One of the themes in the song ''Dollhouse'' by Melanie Martinez is an unhappy marriage; the husband is cheating on the wife, and the wife simply goes with it; hiding it with expensive jewelry and alcohol.
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* One of the themes in the song ''Dollhouse'' "Dollhouse" by Melanie Martinez Music/MelanieMartinez is an unhappy marriage; the husband is cheating on the wife, and the wife simply goes with it; hiding it with expensive jewelry and alcohol.
18th Aug '15 3:36:21 PM Prfnoff
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* ''SteppingOnRoses'': ** Soichiro and Sumi's marriage [[spoiler: at first.]] Soichirou needs to get married to inherit his fortune, Sumi needs money to support her very poor family, and they reach an angreement over marrying without love.
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* ''SteppingOnRoses'': ** ''Manga/SteppingOnRoses'': ** Soichiro and Sumi's marriage [[spoiler: at first.]] Soichirou needs to get married to inherit his fortune, Sumi needs money to support her very poor family, and they reach an angreement over marrying without love.
12th Jul '15 4:51:33 PM nombretomado
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* Stevie's parents apparently did this in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', to protect Stevie while he was still very much unwell. When she felt Stevie was now old and strong enough to handle it, Stevie's mom left her husband and Stevie.
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* Stevie's parents apparently did this in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', to protect Stevie while he was still very much unwell. When she felt Stevie was now old and strong enough to handle it, Stevie's mom left her husband and Stevie.
9th Jul '15 2:53:24 PM jayoungr
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* In the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/291798 When The Lights Go Out, Will You Take Me With you?]], Blaine's parents have this, which works out well for them, since they both have jobs that include a lot of traveling. Basically, they avoid being in the same place at the same time, including the family's house in Ohio. Because of that, it takes them ''four months'' to realize that their 17-year-old son has run away and is now living with his boyfriend in New York. * [[NobleBigot Starfall]] of ''Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames'' has a complicated relationship with his wife. Since she's a pegasus who [[BrokenAngel lost her wings by a griffin attack]], he's held a view of her as "damaged goods" and is rather cold. He's actually the last person to realize this among his circle of coworkers.
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* In A common cliché of more cynical fanwork featuring [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/291798 When The Lights Go Out, Will You Take Me With you?]], Blaine's parents have this, which works out well Austro-Hungarian Empire]]. They tend to be of the DieForOurShip type as well, portraying Austria as an evil DomesticAbuser whom Hungary hates while she pretends to be happy and secretly pines for them, since they both have jobs her ~True Love~ Prussia. Nevermind that include a lot of traveling. Basically, they avoid being in the same place at the same time, including the family's house in Ohio. Because of that, it takes them ''four months'' to realize WordOfGod states that even if not everything is perfect in their 17-year-old son has run away and is now living with his boyfriend in New York. * [[NobleBigot Starfall]] of ''Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames'' has a complicated relationship with his wife. Since she's a pegasus who [[BrokenAngel lost her wings by a griffin attack]], he's held a view of her as "damaged goods" and is rather cold. He's married life, Hungary actually accepted the last person engagement [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe since Austria treated her with more respect than their other neighbors]] (Prussia included), and how they seems to realize this among his circle of coworkers.be pretty in love ''even after their divorce''.

* A common cliché of more cynical fanwork featuring [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia the Austro-Hungarian Empire]]. They tend to be of the DieForOurShip type as well, portraying Austria as an evil DomesticAbuser whom Hungary hates while she pretends to be happy and secretly pines for her ~True Love~ Prussia. Nevermind that WordOfGod states that even if not everything is perfect in their married life, Hungary actually accepted the engagement [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe since Austria treated her with more respect than their other neighbors]] (Prussia included), and how they seems to be pretty in love ''even after their divorce''.
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* A common cliché [[NobleBigot Starfall]] of more cynical fanwork featuring [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia the Austro-Hungarian Empire]]. They tend to be ''Fanfic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames'' has a complicated relationship with his wife. Since she's a pegasus who [[BrokenAngel lost her wings by a griffin attack]], he's held a view of the DieForOurShip type her as well, portraying Austria as an evil DomesticAbuser whom Hungary hates while she pretends to be happy "damaged goods" and secretly pines for her ~True Love~ Prussia. Nevermind that WordOfGod states that even if not everything is perfect in their married life, Hungary rather cold. He's actually accepted the engagement [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe last person to realize this among his circle of coworkers. * In the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/291798 When The Lights Go Out, Will You Take Me With you?]], Blaine's parents have this, which works out well for them, since Austria treated her with more respect than they both have jobs that include a lot of traveling. Basically, they avoid being in the same place at the same time, including the family's house in Ohio. Because of that, it takes them ''four months'' to realize that their other neighbors]] (Prussia included), 17-year-old son has run away and how they seems to be pretty is now living with his boyfriend in love ''even after their divorce''. New York.

* Nick and Honey from ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', unlike George and Martha who fight bitterly in front of everyone, and yet they are too emotionally dependent on each other to seriously consider divorcing. They seem to be happily married, yet Nick only married Honey for her father's money (the fact that she was pregnant was a convenient excuse) and Honey is implied to have [[spoiler:aborted her baby after marrying Nick]], and when Honey drinks herself sick, Nick goes to bed with Martha.

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* In ''Film/TheLoveParade,'' Queen Louise and Prince-Consort Alfred have to hide the strain in their relationship to avoid a scandal that could ruin the country. * Nick and Honey from ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', unlike George and Martha who fight bitterly in front of everyone, and yet they are too emotionally dependent on each other to seriously consider divorcing. They seem to be happily married, yet Nick only married Honey for her father's money (the fact that she was pregnant was a convenient excuse) and Honey is implied to have [[spoiler:aborted her baby after marrying Nick]], and when Honey drinks herself sick, Nick goes to bed with Martha.

* Oscar and Judie Valentine of the ''Lucy Valentine'' series are still married on paper. In fact, they're still good friends and occasional lovers, though they maintain separate residences, and Oscar tends to philander. But Oscar's family business is ''matchmaking'' and it would be a blow to the business -- and their wallets -- if the King of Love were revealed to be having a failure to achieve marital bliss. So they hang out together and do social events together to keep up appearances. * Everett and Ivy Noble of ''Heroine Addiction'' are also still happily married on paper. Why? They're both superheroes, and the toast of the town to boot. But even juicier? [[spoiler: Everett actually left Ivy for a guy named Morris Kemp -- who is a supervillain, and one of the family's arch enemies.]] So they go through the motions in public of being happily married, including a date night.

* Everett and Ivy Noble of ''Heroine Addiction'' are also still happily married on paper. Why? They're both superheroes, and the toast of the town to boot. But even juicier? [[spoiler: Everett actually left Ivy for a guy named Morris Kemp -- who is a supervillain, and one of the family's arch enemies.]] So they go through the motions in public of being happily married, including a date night. * [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday King Christian]] and [[ArrangedMarriage Queen Isabel]] in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. They don't hate each other, but their marriage is not the miracle their daughter Sophia thinks it is. * Oscar and Judie Valentine of the ''Lucy Valentine'' series are still married on paper. In fact, they're still good friends and occasional lovers, though they maintain separate residences, and Oscar tends to philander. But Oscar's family business is ''matchmaking'' and it would be a blow to the business -- and their wallets -- if the King of Love were revealed to be having a failure to achieve marital bliss. So they hang out together and do social events together to keep up appearances. * Everett and Ivy Noble of ''Heroine Addiction'' are also still happily married on paper. Why? They're both superheroes, and the toast of the town to boot. But even juicier? [[spoiler: Everett actually left Ivy for a guy named Morris Kemp -- who is a supervillain, and one of the family's arch enemies.]] So they go through the motions in public of being happily married, including a date night. appearances.

* [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday King Christian]] and [[ArrangedMarriage Queen Isabel]] in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. They don't hate each other, but their marriage is not the miracle their daughter Sophia thinks it is.
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* [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday King Christian]] and [[ArrangedMarriage Queen Isabel]] in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. They don't hate each other, but their marriage is not the miracle their daughter Sophia thinks it is.

* [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday King Christian]] This is the situation behind ''LosExitososPells''. The husband is gay, the wife is just on there for the career bust, and [[ArrangedMarriage Queen Isabel]] in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. They don't hate each other, but both are planing to elope with their marriage is not real love interest at the miracle first chance, but both are forced to being together because their daughter Sophia thinks it is. network contracts, and have to keep the happy charade for ratings sake. The hero, who is forced by the same network to secretly impersonate the husband after an accident, is quite on shock when he discovers all of the above.

* [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday King Christian]] Stevie's parents apparently did this in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', to protect Stevie while he was still very much unwell. When she felt Stevie was now old and [[ArrangedMarriage Queen Isabel]] in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. They don't hate each other, but their marriage is not the miracle their daughter Sophia thinks it is. strong enough to handle it, Stevie's mom left her husband and Stevie.

* Stevie's parents apparently did this in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', to protect Stevie while he was still very much unwell. When she felt Stevie was now old and strong enough to handle it, Stevie's mom left her husband and Stevie. * This is the situation behind ''LosExitososPells''. The husband is gay, the wife is just on there for the career bust, and both are planing to elope with their real love interest at the first chance, but both are forced to being together because their network contracts, and have to keep the happy charade for ratings sake. The hero, who is forced by the same network to secretly impersonate the husband after an accident, is quite on shock when he discovers all of the above.
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* Stevie's parents apparently did this in ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', to protect Stevie while he was still very much unwell. When she felt Stevie was now old and strong enough to handle it, Stevie's mom left her husband and Stevie. * This is the situation behind ''LosExitososPells''. The husband is gay, the wife is just on there for the career bust, and both are planing to elope with their real love interest at the first chance, but both are forced to being together because their network contracts, and have to keep the happy charade for ratings sake. The hero, who is forced by the same network to secretly impersonate the husband after an accident, is quite on shock when he discovers all of the above.
10th May '15 7:57:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Glee}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/291798 When The Lights Go Out, Will You Take Me With you?]], Blaine's parents have this, which works out well for them, since they both have jobs that include a lot of traveling. Basically, they avoid being in the same place at the same time, including the family's house in Ohio. Because of that, it takes them ''four months'' to realize that their 17-year-old son has run away and is now living with his boyfriend in New York.
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* In the ''{{Glee}}'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/291798 When The Lights Go Out, Will You Take Me With you?]], Blaine's parents have this, which works out well for them, since they both have jobs that include a lot of traveling. Basically, they avoid being in the same place at the same time, including the family's house in Ohio. Because of that, it takes them ''four months'' to realize that their 17-year-old son has run away and is now living with his boyfriend in New York.
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