‘This Is Us’ top 10 reasons why Toby and Kate need premarital counseling [SPOILER ALERT]

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7. They don’t always bring out the best in each other.

Now, one thing that bonds people together is assassinating the characters of other people—a shared enemy can be a very good thing. Toby first came on the scene as the funny guy from a fat group, but he led Kate to become quite nasty to Madison the pretty, slim girl who is in the group. Maybe they thought that Madison was at the meeting to feel better about herself at the expense of everyone else? It has been discovered that she wasn’t. She has body and relationship issues too and having the team of lovebirds who feel free to make fun of her at group therapy isn’t cool.

The way Madison reacted to Kate’s pregnancy was surprising and lovely. Perhaps now Toby and Kate will be more considerate of the feelings of other people before they speak out? At least in public settings. And maybe, Kate will have a friend.

Note:  Isn’t it odd that we haven’t seen any of the Pearson kids have lasting friendships with anyone that isn’t a romantic relationship?  Jack had Miguel, but no one else seems to have anyone outside of romance or family?  Perhaps a topic for another time…

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.