(Closed) Dr. Phil surprises reluctant BF & waiting GF w/ surprise wedding on stage.

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: If you had been the waiting GF, would you have been happy about the wedding Dr. Phil arranged?
    Yes! That sounds amazing, and she finally became a wife. : (0 votes)
    It wouldn't be my ideal scenario, but I'd be grateful to no longer be waiting. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I would be unhappy about not being proposed to and not getting an engagement ring. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I'd be unhappy with not having my family and friends there. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    I'd be unhappy about being married without bands we chose and in the clothes we were wearing. : (0 votes)
    I'd feel like SO didn't want to marry me and was forced into it. : (41 votes)
    35 %
    I'd be FURIOUS for multiple reasons. : (37 votes)
    32 %
    I wouldn't have gone through with it. : (33 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Dr Phil is an idiot anyway IMO. 

    I’d have been pissed if he pulled that bs on me or my so, I would never want either of us in that embarrassing situation. I’d bet pennies to pounds they either get it annulled or are divorced in one year (if it takes that long). 

    Post # 4
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @IheartUFC:  I I would feel robbed in so many ways. Not an ideal. It would have been nice fir Phil to finance the wedding, or sent them away for elopment,  but on tv. Nope.

    Post # 5
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’d be furious for more than one reason. I don’t need some hack of a “doctor” on a TV show to help me get married. I wouldn’t want to get married on TV, in front of a billion different strangers and have my boyfriend forced into it.

    How ridiculous. I hope no one ever take his advice seriously. 

    Post # 6
    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Umm no thank you. I understand waiting and wanting to get married, but there is a difference between “getting married to someone who loves you and wants to marry you as well” and “awkwardly forcing someone into a marriage they clearly are not ready for”.

    Post # 8
    241 posts
    Helper bee

    His show is turning more Jerry Springer every day…


    Post # 9
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @IheartUFC:  That definitely wasn’t a legal marriage. I’m not sure where they were at and what the laws are there, but in Pennsylvania, you need to get a marriage license, which takes at least 3 days and both parties need to be present to apply and give consent that they are not being forced to marry against their will. Then the actual marriage certificate needs to be signed by all parties. If it’s Vegas, then maybe it would be real, but there would still need to be papers signed PRIOR to the ceremony. Dr. Phil’s show is such garbage anyway, they will do anything for views.

    Post # 10
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @SarahTee:  +1 on all counts. Dr Phil tapes in LA and while there’s no waiting period, you do have to go to the county clerk’s office to get your license. I guess someone wanted a free trip to LA!

    Post # 12
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @IheartUFC:  I completely agree. Fake or not, I’m not saying “I Do” until October 4, 2014! That would really bug the crap out of me. Hopefully for their sakes they are just actors doing it for the money.

    Post # 13
    8675 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @IheartUFC:  I think Dr Phil is one of the worst therapist there is. In a lot of cases he is nothing more than a bully.

    I would give this couple 12 months before they seperate. I bet the Girlfriend pressured him onto the show and then Dr Phil pressured him onto a wedding (real or not). Poor guy.

    I just don’t get women like this. If he is saying and showing that he doesn’t want to get married (which he clearly was) and you want to be married then leave and find someone who has the same vision as you.

    Post # 14
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Wow, that sounds truly awful on all fronts… a real train wreck

    (I may just have to find this on time-delay so I can see for myself)

    By your description, the guy didn’t sound like he wanted to get married at all

    And now the girl has him as her Husband… but at what cost ?

    He must surely feel duped / conned

    This won’t bode well for their future…

    So ya, really dumb sh!t if you ask me !!

    — — —

    Lol, IF Phil had read Greg Behrendt’s Book… He’s Just Not That Into You… he would have told the poor girl the truth…

    The guy is either a I Don’t Want To Be Married Guy… OR

    I Don’t Want To Be Married TO YOU Guy

    That would have been the better road to take IMO

    (lol, but a lot lower in regards to Tv Ratings !!)

    — — —

    I used to be a HUGE Dr. Phil fan

    But then somewhere around 2005 or so **, he got addicted to the Money & Fame, IMO

    And his show has gone down hill ever since

    It is now all about the DRAMA & TRAUMA

    As someone else said it’s become very “Jerry Springer-ish”

    ** The turning point in my mind was the 2006 Season when he introduced The Dr Phil House segment to his show… after the runaway success he had attracting & keeping viewers with The Dr Phil Family (Teenage Mother Alexandra) in 2004.

    And that was about the time that I stopped watching.

    I do however have some faith in his books… many which were written long before all the Reality Tv direction he took the show to… and I still find the guy in writing to be a lot more grounded than he is in front of a camera (I think fame went to his head) and I regularly recommend his book Love Smart ~ Find The One You Want – Fix the one you got here on WBee often.

    — — —

     To @Hyperventilate:  Re – DOCTOR Phil

    In reality, he does have a Doctorate (PHD) in clinical Psychology… but ya he ain’t a Medical Doctor or a Licensed Psychiatrist.

    That doesn’t mean that he isn’t a well educated man tho… he is.  His credentials are quite real in that regard.

    I think that the Doctor to his title was a Marketing Tool (gimick) if you will… catchy nickname.  I don’t believe that most people actually believe him to be a Doctor.


    Post # 15
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @IheartUFC:  I don’t know of a state where you don’t need a marriage license first so they aren’t legally married. Dr. Phil’s an idiot. No one should be coerced into marriage. If he doesn’t want it and she does, she needs to move on.

    Post # 16
    471 posts
    Helper bee

    it’s probably not going to last very long. If he is still weary after 6.5 years, the probability of him NOT proposing marriage is very high (IMO). Also, he probably didn’t want to seem like a jerk on national television so he went a long with it. which sucks for the girl because she’s caught in the middle of a scared of marriage man and a overzealous tv host.

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