The Marriage Ref Review for March 11, 2010

Posted on 12. Mar, 2010 by in The Marriage Ref

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The Marriage Ref aired again yesterday on NBC. The “refs” were  Madonna, Ricky Gervais, and Larry David

Here’s my review:

Comments on The Golden’s from Merrick, New York– Is it okay for the wife to withhold sex from her husband unless he cleans up the room he uses in the basement?

What is going on here?  The whole conversation around this episode was totally bizarro!!

I agree with the Marriage Ref Call here – the wife is wrong to withhold sex from her husband unless he cleans up his space in the basement.  Withholding sex for anything is the beginning of a very slippery slope. You might want to check out my free relationship advice ezine@ www.drpattyann.com to read great information about sex and your relationship in my free articles.  Enough said!

Comments on David & Susan Harper – Should David or Susan get rid of the “stuff” which reminds their partner of their prior marriages?

I can’t even remember the Marriage Ref’s call here with all the bantering going on.

Therefore, based upon Dr. Patty Ann’s relationship expertise, you should not have to get rid of prior belongings you had in your past relationships when you enter a new relationship– in general.  Furniture is just furniture; having said that, if you can keep a very special item of a past relationship in your own private space – that might be a great compromise.  You get to keep your sentimental items from a prior relationship – and your spouse doesn’t have to look at it if it makes them feel uncomfortable.

Folks, I have to call it a night!  This show tonight is so ridiculous I would prefer to wait until next week to continue my comments – hoping I will have the opportunity to use next week’s “The Marriage Ref” show as a forum for sharing some of my relationship expertise. Tonight is just to out there!

Rekindle Romance and Happiness in Your Relationship,

Dr. Patty Ann

www.drpattyann.com

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8 Responses to “The Marriage Ref Review for March 11, 2010”

  1. Sue Painter

    13. Mar, 2010

    Oh goodness, I totally agree! I can’t even imagine living in that kind of “tit for tat” relationship. I love your blog posts and rehash of that show.
    Sue P.

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  2. Grace Heer

    13. Mar, 2010

    You are braver than I to even watch the show. the relationships are often so skewed or unhealthy that it’s hard for me to laugh at it, which is what I think the producers want.
    Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
    Grace

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  3. Phil Dyer

    13. Mar, 2010

    I am starting to think Dr. Patty Ann’s blog should be required reading for all couples…

    Great post!

    Phil

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  4. Katherine C. H. E.

    13. Mar, 2010

    Skp the show, and read the much greater wisdom of this blog!! ♥

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  5. Dr. Patty Ann

    13. Mar, 2010

    Thanks for all your comments! Hopefully next week’s show will be more worthy of useful & insightful commentary!
    Dr. Patty Ann

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  6. Goals Coaching

    13. Mar, 2010

    Good grief! I guess there still are couples who play the ‘Right and Righter’ game. Such a waste of good energy. Yep, this one was best put to bed.
    Lynn Moore

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  7. Jenny Fenig

    13. Mar, 2010

    I’m a little scared to watch this show … is it a value add or a waste of space? Hmm. Regardless, thanks for your no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is approach. Keep up the good work, Dr. Patty Ann! You are a blessing to couples.

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  8. Robin Nielsen

    15. Mar, 2010

    I love what you do Patty Ann ~ I’ve never watched this show but now I know not to withhold sex from my husband of 27 years! It never worked very well anyway because I can’t live a luscious life if there’s no romance…we need to connect. Hugs, Robin

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