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14 problems only Netflix addicts understand

No. 8 is heartbreaking, TBH.

By Hannah Smothers

1. Finishing a great new show and feeling like nothing you watch will ever be as good and the rest of your life will just be a huge disappointment. What am I supposed to do, go outside or something? Please.

2. Feeling low-key shamed by having to click "Continue playing" for the third (or fourth or fifth) time. This is actually worse than when your mum calls and is like, "so, seeing anybody new these days?"

3. Realising you've been logged out of your family's account and having to create a free trial account just so you can finish marathoning The Office for the fifth time. And then setting a million calendar reminders to cancel the stupid account before you have to start paying actual money for it.

4. Waiting for your mum to text you back with the Netflix password when it's after 11 p.m. and literally praying she hasn't gone to sleep yet. Would it be too much to call her in the middle of the night to ask for the password? Like, what's the time cut-off for desperate calls home in this situation? I'm gonna go ahead and say 3 a.m.

5. Accidentally autoplaying your way through an entire series and emerging from your bedroom as a shell of who you once were. But also, finishing an entire series feels like a minor accomplishment in itself. So at least you can say you did something productive!

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6. When the movie you kept meaning to watch gets taken down and your life is suddenly a pit of regret. What do you mean Cruel Intentions got taken down? I was definitely going to watch that, someday, sometime, but only if I can just stream it on Netflix and don't have to go out of my way to see it...

7. Texting all your exes to log out of your shit immediately when you get the notification that "too many people are using your account right now." This is why you have to be incredibly careful when giving your Netflix password out, and honestly, this should only be exchanged among spouses and be written into any prenuptial agreement you might have.

8. Falling in love with a show that only lasts two or three seasons and feeling incredibly hurt by it. Unsure of what's worse: getting dumped by someone you might've really liked, or realising you've hit the end of your new favourite show on Netflix and feeling like you literally just fell off a steep cliff.

9. Sounding like an out-of-touch mum when it's 2016 and you're just now watching Rory (finally) break up with Dean for the first time. Sorry if that's a spoiler for you, but literally where were you in 2002 when this happened for real?

10. Realising that in the time you've spent on Netflix, you probably could've achieved a life goal or at least started on that six-pack you've been thinking about acquiring. I mean, what if I do my abs workout while I watch? That's something I'll definitely commit to, right?

11. Facing the fact that your laptop has become an extension of your body, and your friends are just going to have to learn to accept the new you. Why just go poop when you could go poop and keep watching Pretty Little Liars at the same time?

12. Trying to manoeuvre dates and hangouts so they really just end up being watching Netflix, but, like, together. I'm not trying to say "Netflix and chill," as a euphemism here, but like, legitimately chilling out and watching Netflix together. Quality time.

13. When you really, really need to get some work done but also can't stand to stop watching your current binge, so you pull this slightly insane split screen move. Almost sort of bougie, right? Like having two monitors? Someone validate me on this.

14. Having to hide from the internet/your friends/everyone you know, because you're just now watching Grey's Anatomy for the first time and don't know who all dies yet. Hint, it's everyone! Everyone dies.

Source: Cosmo US