The Marriage Ref Review for April 22, 2010

Posted on 23. Apr, 2010 by in The Marriage Ref

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The Marriage Ref aired Thursday April 22nd, on NBC.  The featuring guests were Donald Trump, Gloria Estefan and Adam Carollat. Tom Papa is, of course The Marriage Ref.

Here’s my review:

Comments on Don & Phyllis – What are the “rights of the wife, in terms of giving directions, when she sits in the passenger seat of the car while her husband drives?

Let me preface this discussion with the difference between myself and my husband. Coming from someone who needs directions to get around the corner, I am while married to a man who could find his way home in the middle of the Sahara desert without a map.  That being said, I not only concede to my husband’s sense of direction when driving anywhere, (regardless of what the GPS or map quest directions suggest) I happily take in the scenery, read a book or just enjoy our time together – and quite frankly, I could care less how we get anywhere – as long as we get to where we are going on time.

I agree with The Marriage Ref’s call – if the wife – or anyone else in the passenger seat wants to “drive”, then they should be in the driver seat. Anyway who has experienced a “back seat” driver, knows how aggravating they can be to listen to!  So I agree – Don wins this one!! Final thought on this couple: Phyllis you need to chill out!

Comments on Antwon & Lazaundra – Should the husband have to go grocery shopping with his wife to help her make her coupon purchases?

I applaud this woman’s effort to save money by using coupons.  She is saving 50% of the total grocery bill for her family.  What could possibly be wrong with this case scenario?  Well, I will tell you – her goal to save money for the family is great; however, as I say many times, it is not what you say but how you say it.  Therefore, Lazaundra needs some more diplomacy when speaking when Antwon about this subject. That being said …

I agree with The Marriage Ref’s call – Antwon should help Lazaundra in the grocery store while shopping for coupon items.  In addition,  Lazaundra needs to re-frame this issue and let Antwon know he is not helping her – but their family!  Lazaundra needs to emphasize the team work aspect of this task and how the money saved on the grocery bill is, in fact, more money for them to enjoy on other things!

On a final note – how many guys wouldn’t give their right arm to have a woman save them 50% on their grocery bill – every week? Give it up for Lazaundra!!

Make sure you check out next week’s comments as Dr. Patty Ann – “The Relationship Expert” makes her “Call” on the Marriage Ref’s Call!

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10 Responses to “The Marriage Ref Review for April 22, 2010”

  1. Debbie McNeill

    28. Apr, 2010

    I’m with you Patty. I would much rather sit in the passenger’s seat and take in the scenery. I’m a better navigator than my husband and when he needs me to check-in I’m happy to do so. But generally, Niles (our GPS) takes care of the navigating for us both.

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  2. Dr. Patty Ann

    28. Apr, 2010

    Hi Debbie,

    Thank you for your comment! I think some people (not just women) love to be “back seat drivers”. I would rather do what you do – take in the scenery – or read my book!!

    Dr. Patty Ann

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  3. Anita

    28. Apr, 2010

    I’m all about ENERGY and I don’t want to lose energy on being a backseat driver. Sounds to me like grabbing my Kindle or taking in the sites is the number one choice!

    We all know that Donald doesn’t drive! I say let’s go for
    a Millionaire Mindset!

    Anita

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  4. Dr. Patty Ann

    28. Apr, 2010

    HI Anita,

    Thanks so much for your comment. I absolutely agree with you – why waste your energy on backseat driving. Get “The Donald” mindset and be chauffered around town. WooHoo!

    Dr. Patty Ann

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  5. Sue Painter

    28. Apr, 2010

    Hi Patty Ann,
    I always think about ego and control when I’m in the car with a “back seat” driver. I’ve known some people who actually cannot bear to be in a car unless they are driving. Not me, I’m happy to snooze.
    Sue Painter

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    • Dr. Patty Ann

      29. Apr, 2010

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for your comments! I couldn’t be happier to be driven around since I spent years putting “trucker miles” on my car driving 4 kids around for years! LOL.

      Dr. Patty Ann

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  6. Katherine C. H. E.

    29. Apr, 2010

    I think it is more fun to ready your synopsis (and more efficient for SURE!!) than to watch the whole show — you really get to the heart ♥ of the matter! You just keep ROCKIN’! ♥Katherine.

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  7. Patricia Selmo

    29. Apr, 2010

    Love your comments and totally agree Dr. Patty – give the guys some credit finally!

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    • Dr. Patty Ann

      29. Apr, 2010

      Hi Patty,

      WELCOME to my blog!! Thanks so much for your comment and please feel free to pass this blog onto any of your friends and family who you think will enjoy it too!

      Dr. Patty Ann

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