When another character does something that she thinks will upset the main character, but it actually resolves a problem that the main character has.

Can be used to help separate the protagonist from his TemporaryLoveInterest. See also ItsNotYouItsMe. Often part of a TrickTwist ending, and often leads to a MilhollandRelationshipMoment.
* Jerry ''{{Seinfeld}}'' is stuck in a relationship with a gymnast that he doesn't want to be in, but he feels bad about breaking it off. She dumps him, and asks him if he's upset. He's fine. Are you sure? "[[TropeNamer No, Really, It's Okay]]."
* ''TheWeekenders'', "Tish's Hair": Tish has been wearing a ''very'' ugly (to the gang) hairstyle, and the gang are perplexed on how to confront her on the issue. In the final scene, just about everyone is wearing that hairstyle, but they're surprised to see Tish ''not'' wearing it. Problem solved.
* ''MightyMax'': Aliens are invading. Turns out, they want the raw resources needed for starship fuel... which just happens to be found in our nuclear and toxic waste. Humanity can't wait to give it away.
* In the crossover episode of ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', Justin wants to dump London, but she dumps him for not being a very smart doctor (given that she's a world class AsianAirhead and he's not actually a doctor....) He's okay with that as a solution.
* PennyArcade [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/09/28 spoofs ICO]] by having the main character give up on the frustrating EscortMission and just letting the shadow creatures have her.
* In an episode of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', Crow decides to imitate a scene in [[Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots the movie]] they are watching by pouring beer over Mike's most precious object. Mike claims that said object is a beer stein. Then he claims that Crow himself is most precious as well. Crow obliges each time, and wonders at the end whether he thought this through.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', a somewhat confused bat monster appears if you toss Magic Powder in a certain spot. It alternates between thanking you and threatening you for waking it, and finally resolves to punish you by reducing your magic power by half. What it actually does is reduce the ''cost'' of your magic power by half, effectively doubling it.
* ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' contains a couple of examples. The main character, Mortimer, has discovered that his entire family is insane, his sweet old aunts are actually serial murderers, and he's probably destined to crack at some point too. He spends much of the film trying to get his (harmlessly) nuts brother Teddy to commit himself, so that if his aunts' crimes are ever discovered Teddy can take the blame. [[spoiler:The aunts eventually demand to be committed as well, since they can't bear to be without Teddy, thus removing Mortimer's problem of getting them to stop killing people. Then they reveal that Mortimer himself was adopted, thus getting rid of his fear of going mad as well.]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had Fluttershy get a modeling job that Rarity wanted. Fluttershy really didn't like modeling and only went through with it because she thought Rarity wanted her too. Rarity thought Fluttershy liked modeling and so didn't say anything. Twilight knew the truth, but Pinkie told her that because she had been told by both friends in confidence, revealing the truth would ruin their friendships FOREVER!