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6th Aug '17 12:33:42 PM patsl
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Tobias and Lindsey are shown sleeping in two different beds in season 4 after getting a new, oversized house. The trope is used here to show their failed marriage.
29th Jun '17 7:16:40 PM Santosificationable
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* Averted in more old-fashioned and/or religious traditions in which the "marital bed" has some sort of significance.

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* Averted in more old-fashioned and/or religious traditions in which the "marital bed" has some sort of a sacred significance.
29th Jun '17 7:15:41 PM Santosificationable
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* Averted in more old-fashioned and/or religious traditions in which the "marital bed" has some sort of significance.


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** Many upper-class homes, given their large amount of space, do often have separate bedrooms for Him and for Her.
30th Apr '17 1:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* Strangely enough, this shows up in a few ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games. Almost all the games require you to get a "Big Bed" to get married. For you and your spouse, right? No -- for your spouse and ''your child.'' You still sleep in your own tiny bed. While it's pressed close the others, it's still separate. Where does the kid come from, then? (Other games avert this, however.) In at least one, you need a new bed which is a crib for the child, and you and your wife just share the single bed you start with. Guess you're both pretty sedate sleepers.

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* Strangely enough, this shows up in a few ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games. Almost all the games require you to get a "Big Bed" to get married. For you and your spouse, right? No -- for your spouse and ''your child.'' You still sleep in your own tiny bed. While it's pressed close the others, it's still separate. Where does the kid come from, then? (Other games avert this, however.) In at least one, you need a new bed which is a crib for the child, and you and your wife just share the single bed you start with. Guess you're both pretty sedate sleepers.
15th Mar '17 10:00:54 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion. This is quite common with Spacers, humans that don't live on Earth, as the Spacer buildings near New York City in ''Literature/CavesOfSteel'' are expansive domes that house small buildings inside in contrast to the City domes that Earth has.

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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion. This is quite common with Spacers, humans that don't live on Earth, as the Spacer buildings near New York City in ''Literature/CavesOfSteel'' ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' are expansive domes that house small buildings inside in contrast to the City domes that Earth has.
15th Mar '17 10:00:24 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion.

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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another, each having their own half of a huge mansion. This is quite common with Spacers, humans that don't live on Earth, as the Spacer buildings near New York City in ''Literature/CavesOfSteel'' are expansive domes that house small buildings inside in contrast to the City domes that Earth has.
28th Feb '17 7:39:19 PM Jeduthun
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* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)

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* This is implied in "Goldilocks "[[Literatre/{{Goldilocks}} Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Bears]]" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
5th Feb '17 6:00:06 PM TheBigBopper
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While mostly a DeadHorseTrope now, it might crop up from time to time in parody. It might also be used as a shorthand indicator that a married couple's relationship is in trouble. A reversal of this trope occurs when the characters ''aren't'' in a romantic relationship, but ThereIsOnlyOneBed. Nowadays if a couple is depicted as doing this it represents that [[SexlessMarriage they have a very distant or antagonistic relationship]]. Not related to ExiledToTheCouch.

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While mostly a DeadHorseTrope now, it might crop up from time to time in parody. It might also be used as a shorthand indicator that a married couple's relationship is in trouble. A reversal of this trope occurs when the characters ''aren't'' in a romantic relationship, but ThereIsOnlyOneBed. Nowadays if a couple is depicted as doing this it represents that [[SexlessMarriage they have a very distant or antagonistic relationship]]. A reversal of this trope occurs when the characters ''aren't'' in a romantic relationship, but ThereIsOnlyOneBed. Not related to ExiledToTheCouch.
25th Jan '17 1:12:25 PM LongTallShorty64
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** Averted in Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}, where the couple's bedroom shows only one bed.

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** Averted in Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}, Smith|1941}}'', where the couple's bedroom shows only one bed.


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* Soundly averted in ''Film/MyReputation'' with Ginna and Cary.
23rd Jan '17 1:06:09 PM StFan
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
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[[folder:Oral Tradition]]
* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
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[[folder:Oral Tradition]]
* This is implied in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" -- how else could Papa Bear's bed be too hard, but Mama Bear's too soft? (Of course, nowadays there are beds with adjustable hardnesses on each side, but still.)
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