I was just posting regarding last night's episode and I had the thought that the way some of us (myself included) analyze each episode and diagnose what is going on with each couple is much akin to the way we deal with various situations that are brought to us here on the board. The big difference is that we are watching them unfold in the third person and while we don't see EVERYTHING we do typically see both sides of the reaction (which is more than we see when an issue is brought up here). It is still very interesting to see things pop up on the show that we encounter here so often.
It's not perfect, and it doesn't always go the way we like it to. But much like real life, we only see the parts we see, and we have no idea where the journey is going to take us in the end. Although unlike real life there are some writers somewhere who do know where it's going and have already written it out.