Guys who goof up with the love of their life can get off the hook, out of the doghouse, back into her good graces (etc. etc.) with one quick online purchase, it would seem.

By offering prepackaged kits with step-by-step instructions, men can create a scenario that will make an apology, occasion or transition — much easier for her to accept, and score big points for him.

Scatter a few rose petals, pop the champagne, and “she won’t have much choice except to soften up,” according to

Follow through — “seal the deal” as the instructions so romantically phrase it — with jewelry and chocolate, and whammo! “Congratulations. You are now out of the Doghouse!” Gee, who knew that relationships were so easy?

Umm, if it’s the thought that counts, what are we to make of this?

I’m in two minds about it, to be honest.

What woman wants to think she can be won back by a lowlife Ex just because he picked up some kind of one-size-fits-all apology kit he found online? Sheesh!

But then again, we have all known a few perfectly nice and well-intentioned men who were just constitutionally incapable of any smidgen of Romance without getting written step-by-step instructions on how to get mushy…

There’s another glimmer of redeeming sunshine here, too — if the buyer so chooses, 5% of the order price will go to a charity: the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy, the Catalina Island Conservancy, or the COTSEN Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.

Maybe it all comes down to a guy’s intentions… and why he was in trouble with his woman in the first place!

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