Being overweight is a considerable
health burden for anyone to bear, but with the
for women to be thin and beautiful, it can
also be a major detriment to a female’s self-esteem.
Heap an unsupportive husband making derogatory
weight comments on top of that and succeeding
at weight loss can seem like an impossible
dream for some overweight women. Find out how today’s
guests are coping with their husband’s
verbal harassment and what the husbands plan
to do about it:
bearing four children, Dawn says she has been on
a “weight rollercoaster” and has gained
about 90 pounds. Though she’s tried every
diet in the book, Dawn has had a hard time taking
off the extra weight. She says Roy calling her
names like “Fat Bitch” and “Big
Mama” only make her feel worse and fuel her
insecurity, while Roy says he only calls Dawn names
when she is bothering or nagging him because he
knows they bother her. See what Roy has to say
in this video clip.
Larry introduced the couple to Dr. Stacy Kaiser,
who advised Roy that the verbal abuse must stop
and Stacy that she must find an additional support
system outside the home.
Tedra has only gained 30 pounds since marrying
Frank, Frank says that is thirty pounds too many – “If
I wanted a fat wife, I would’ve married one.” Frank
is concerned about Tedra’s weight for not
only her own health, but also the health of their
relationship since he is rapidly losing his attraction
to her. His aversion to her weight has gotten to
the point where he can’t even watch Tedra
eat. Frank says that since he is the breadwinner,
Tedra should have more time on her hands to work
out because she is a stay-at-home mom. Larry suggested
that Frank be more supportive of Tedra by watching
the kids at night while she works out if he wants
her to lose weight so badly.
Happened After the Show:
and Olivia appeared on the previous show, “Was
My Marriage a Mistake?”
The couple was having a hard time seeing eye-to-eye
on some crucial issues:
Olivia was concerned that Ben does nothing to help
take care of the children or the house, while Ben
felt that Olivia needed to be more ambitious and
supportive of his own dreams of being an actor.
On today’s show featuring couples in crisis,
Larry followed up with Ben and Olivia and found
that the situation has worsened. After the show,
Olivia had her tubes tied and moved out of the
house with her children in hopes that Ben would
wise up and start treating her better. Their separation
is scheduled to last for six weeks, after which
they’ll make a permanent decision about their
future. For more information on Ben and Olivia,
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