Episode 3041: Darla and Dale
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Do Darla and Dale love each other? Yes. Do Darla and Dale annoy the hell out of each other? Yes, again!
Darla and Dale had a lot more peeves that didn’t even make the show: it bothered him when she dressed their dog in silly clothes; she thought he was too lenient training the dog; she resented the time he spent on the computer; he thought she was obsessed with getting pregnant. The cause of a lot of this grief was the amount of time they spent together. Dale and Darla spent almost every moment together and had little outside interests or hobbies. Simply put, there can be too much of a good thing.
One of the challenges that I gave them that you didn’t see on the show was changing some of their “We” time into “Me” time. Darla spent a night out with her girlfriends salsa dancing and Dale went to the cinema to watch a foreign film that Darla had no interest in. From the challenge, Dale and Darla realized that it was okay to have separate interests and that a little time apart was not going to kill their relationship, but might just make it stronger.