Doc asks her who has the power in the relationship and after rambling on a bit about the power struggle in their relationship (Child Bride v. Creepy Molester Older Husband), states that she has the power in the relationship due to how she dresses. That she’s an advocate for those who are different, because of how she dresses and that she has – wait for it – saved many lives.
I think FWB’s face speaks for all of us . . .
Yes, her cleavage and panty flashing caused peace in the Middle East. Wait, what? There’s no peace there? Oh, okay. Never mind, she was wrong. Continue.
Doc says: Let me stop you right there. I want to know where you get your power from over your husband. No more beauty pageant answers . . .”
Courtney gets defensive but pushed up against a wall, she finally admits that she uses her sexuality and her attractiveness to other men to exert power over Doug. Doug admits that he put a stop to her communication with the ex-boyfriend (ummm, so did not – but whatever).
Doc calls her out for acting out in an adolescent manner and that she tries to see what she can and can’t get away with and that’s how she gets attention. Courtney agrees with Doc about this and I am floored. Not to worry, this openness to admitting she may be wrong doesn’t last long.
Because I’m feeling charitable, she really does have a very pretty face when she’s smiling and not making that weird “sexy face” she does all the time. And here she kind of looks close to her age.
Next up is Silex.
This story is kind of boring, because I think it’s true but also easily fixed. Alex feels that she’s dismissed in this marriage, or her opinion is, because when they met she was young and just let him take th ereigns. NOw, she’s unhappy with this arrangement and feels that she needs a voice, and she doesnt have one.
Alex throws some crazy eyes at Doc and I am reminded of Scary Island
Blah blah, they’ll be just fine. And they’re getting a paycheck.
Too Short and FWB have a conversation together where he says he can’t promise her anything. He’s STILL trying to leave a door open with this poor woman, and she thought that actually doing a little therapy might make a difference. Ha!
Doc meets with him one on one, and he gives her a pageant girl answer about watching couples interact, and she says Let’s Cut the Bullshit. What are you willing to do here?
He gives her the whole backstory: He now is filling a void in his life. That when he was 18 he went off to tour and was getting laid left and right and women were throwing themselves at them (WOMEN OF THE WORLD! STOP DOING THIS! Thank you.) But now he is 46 and alone and wants to be with someone but doesn’t know how.
I know how, start being a human being and not a persona. Stop being a selfish self-absorbed douchebag and think of someone else for a change. Sadly, this guy? Will NEVER change. Not for FWB, at least.
By the way, in this session I seriously applaud Dr. J because she calls Too Short out for his music objectifying women and that since he writes his own lyrics, it has to come from his perspective. He has an issue with valuing women – ding ding ding!
Dr. J be on A ROLL TONIGHT!
Our next segment is very confusing and I still have no idea what the point is. It’s about unrecquited love, and some guy tells the story of how he was in love with his now wife from a photo and blah blah blah, I fell asleep.