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Topic : 10/16 The Dr. Phil House: Man Camp Newlyweds, Part 5

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Created on : Friday, October 12, 2007, 02:51:48 pm
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As their move-out day draws near, the three couples in Dr. Phil’s marriage retreat finally stop fighting and start getting real about making changes in their lives and marriages. First, the husbands watch their better halves get dolled up and leave for a night on the town. Initially jealous, the men are delighted to learn they’re going to get to spy on their wives. What really happens during ladies night? As they watch the women get approached and hit on by strange men, you won’t believe how the husbands react! Then, an important final exercise causes the men to let their guard down and finally open up to their wives. After seeing their spouse’s softer side, can Danielle, Kim and Karla trust again and move forward? Then, Dr. Phil has his final meeting with the group and imparts his secret for staying happily married. Upon seeing photos of their children, the couples recognize their motivation for a new beginning. And, Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, joins them to answer questions about strengthening their union from here on out. Talk about the show here.

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October 13, 2007, 9:17 am CDT

Too Much

I think the man camp is too repetitive and drawn out.  I love the Dr. Phil shows but have not been able to watch the last few episodes of Man Camp.
 
October 13, 2007, 9:55 am CDT

Doctor Five House Part Phil Show

Camp Doctor  Five House Man Newly Part Phil The Weds. I see this before last week and hope that every-

will work out for the better. See you on Tuesday October 16th, 2007. Sincerley Your. Russell Vlaanderen.--

 
October 13, 2007, 1:07 pm CDT

Man Camp

I too am bored with the Man Camp Series.  None of these couples should be married, they are all very immature, both the men and the women. 
 
October 13, 2007, 8:49 pm CDT

12 rules for divorce

a few days ago Dr. Phil said he would have 12 steps or rules to see if you are ready for divorce.  Does anyone know where to find them?
 
October 14, 2007, 6:24 am CDT

i quite watching with the last man camp

when dr. phil had the last mancamp these people are digusting....so i never even bothered to watch the latest one...please sale the house to some nice peope, i kn the neighbors wld apperciate it...
 
October 14, 2007, 7:15 am CDT

MAN CAMP

Quote From: maweberg

I think the man camp is too repetitive and drawn out.  I love the Dr. Phil shows but have not been able to watch the last few episodes of Man Camp.

 

WE WATCH YOU EVERY DAY AND IF WE DON'T WE TIVO YOU.  WE LEARN A LOT FROM YOU AND YOUR PROGRAM. WE LOVE ALL THE ADVICE YOU GIVE AND AGREE 99% OF THE TIME.

 

HOWEVER WE REALLY SKIP THE MAN CAMP NEWLYWEDS SHOW. IN FACT THE DR PHIL HOUSE IS OUR LEAST FAVORITE PF ALL YOUR PROGRAMS.

 

I AGREE WITH THE OTHER VIEWER WHO SAID IT WAS TOO REPETIITIVE AND DRAWN OUT

 

WE ARE NOT MEANING TO CRITICIZE JUST GIVING VIEWER FEEDBACK. 

 
October 14, 2007, 7:39 am CDT

I have to agree

i am going to sound repetitive but ENOUGH Man Camp. We NEVER have watched it after the second episode (and the only reason we watched the second installment of it was to give it a fighting chance). The Dr. Phil house itself has had a few very interesting stories but this is not one of them. Love you Phil & Robin and will keep on watching but please heed your viewers advice.

 

Thanks, Cara S. - Maryland 

 
October 14, 2007, 10:12 am CDT

John/Karla's children

I am concerned about John and Karla's children with the abuse and alcohol in their home. What will be the follow up to make sure they are okay?
 
October 14, 2007, 4:26 pm CDT

Disfunctional people

Three years ago my children and I could have REALLY used Dr Phil's advice!!!!!  When some of us watch Dr Phil's show, particularly all the dysfunctional, predominantly male, people, we are amazed at how dead on Dr Phil is at pointing out how cruel and damaging these men are to the women they try to control.  Nearly every disturbed personality trait those men exhibit, described my now ex-husband to a tee.  It is frightening that there are so many men out there like that!  If only I had been 'permitted' to watch a show such as Dr Phil's, so much unbearable unhappiness and misery could have been nipped in the bud, and my children and I could have escaped years earlier than the decade of emotional and verbal abuse, and mind manipulations that we suffered under, plus the aberrant and deviant sexual behaviors I was forced to participate in.  It took nearly two years to escape and finalize a divorce.  Altho the children are all adults now, they were young teens when my then husband succumbed to an older woman's devious brainwashing.  He permitted her to ruin our marriage and family, and ultimately chose her over his wife and children.  He became a very  mean spirited, cruel person, began drinking hard liquor, and demanding impossible standards for the children and I to achieve, ie, we were to be PERFECT, after he'd met her.  He was a miserable excuse for a human being, and because  he was miserable, the Lord knows, we ALL had to be miserable.  Altho I begged for marriage counseling, or any kind of counselor for us, the children, he refused to permit it.  In hindsight, I understand it was probably because his secrets would be exposed by his behavior, and we would have learned how truly disturbed the man is, and we would of course, opted to get as far away, and as fast away from him as we could get.

   Now when we watch the show, and see other women being abused (I understand sometimes men are the victims of abusive women, but predominantly it is the other way around), we just want to reach through the TV screen, shake those women by the shoulders, look them straight in the eye, and firmly tell them, GET AWAY FROM HIM AND DON'T LOOK BACK!!!  Dr Phil, you nail things on the head time and time again; we rarely disagree with anything you advise people.  You confirm that it was best for us all to get out of that house, and to stay away from him as much as possible.  For myself, I have zero contact with the raving lunatic;  my children, all being adults, choose for themselves if they want to have anything to do with him.  

   The only thing I fear for them, is they are living a lot of what they learned, and we all have issues to deal with, some of his nasty traits having worn off on all of us.  It is difficult for them to have fulfilling relationships because of the troubling emotional issues they struggle with ingrained from his abuse.

   I KNOW I'm not perfect either, and I'm sure they have some of my personality traits as well.  But the deception and betrayal was sadly all from his end.  The strain on all of us was, and at times, still is horrendous.

   I also want to comment on one of your books, Dr Phil, that was passed on to  me, only much too late to help, as the marriage was already in separation:  Relationship Rescue.  At the time, the ex was trying to FORCE a reconciliation, under extreme duress on my part, did I try yet again to save the marriage.  I went through your book, and I did every single workshop item, and that one part where there are many questions asked to get an idea of whether or not the relationship is worth rescuing, well the results I came up with were 90% it was over a long time ago, that's how bad it already was.  Him trying to force me to return with threatening innuendos certainly wasn't winning me back with his charm.  Oh, and by the way, he was STILL seeing his mistress.  He wanted the best of both worlds, his respectful wife for public life, and his mistress for his egotistical stroking.  What a sad, sad human.

   Sorry this is a long message, it feels good to finally be able to express a fraction of what we went through, and how helpful, even tho belated, your advice and observations are.  God bless you and Robin, your family, and everyone whose lives you touch!!! 

 
October 15, 2007, 6:53 am CDT

Man Camp

Thank you Dr.Phil & Robin for Man Camp I personally love the show my husband and i have been married for 13 years and i learn a lot from the show, plus it's entertaining, my prayers go out to the couples that want to make their marriage work, just remember to work at the marriage don't let  it work you. keep up the good work Dr. Phil & Robin

 
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