Having said that, I also know from personal experience that exiting the "Honeymoon" phase and getting into the "good stuff" is a rough transition. I remember the days of "We don't fight. No, really, we don't" until we did. I love how the show covered the fact that all of the old fights that they had refused to fight came back to haunt them. We all know that conflict, if left unresolved, will continue to surface until it's rightfully concluded. Barney and Robin's fights looked funny! I have to say, though, I'm relieved that they were merely covering up the fact that they started fighting instead of the alternative: they had really become that cutesy-lovey-dovey in their relationship. Thank goodness for Phil! Otherwise, we might have been stuck watching those two pretend to be the perfect couple. In the end, though, both Barney/Robin and Marshall/Lily were back to "bagpiping."
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