Hey honey, can you grab me some more diet soda and potato chips? Does this sound familiar? If not, then that’s a positive indication that you are probably not part of the "couch potato club.” But if it does sound familiar, then maybe it’s time for change. The question is: can being a couch potato damage relationships and your health? I believe the answer is yes. A couch potato's mentality is one in which a person is consumed in “self”-- just doing what is comfortable according to what one's “flesh” desires. It is placing one's self and what he or she wants over others and their needs.