- 5 years ago
A couple went on Dr. Phil to discuss the boyfriend’s reluctance to get married.
The couple was in their late 30s, I’m guessing.
The Boyfriend or Best Friend had been divorced and was afraid of marriage. The Girlfriend had never been married and wanted to be married. He told her they’d get married if they lasted 5 happy years. They had been together for 6 1/2 happy years.
Dr. Phil questioned the both of them and tried to coerce the Boyfriend or Best Friend into changing his mind about not wanting to marry. He felt that things were good how they were.
Dr. Phil wasn’t making much progress bc the Boyfriend or Best Friend was still not agreeing that marrying isn’t so scary after all. He Boyfriend or Best Friend was also citing financial concerns about funding a wedding.
Then it happened.
Dr. Phil started asking, “What if you could get married right now, right here. Would you do it?”
Maybe what happened next wouldn’t have been so bothersome if the Boyfriend or Best Friend had replied, “Of course! I would marry her this very second.” Instead he floundered and repeated the same things he had been saying all day.
Dr. Phil was undeterred. He kept plowing on and asked, “Is there a pastor in the house?” The audience started clapping as a pastor stood up and approached the stage. The Girlfriend caught on and looked excited. Her Boyfriend or Best Friend looked a bit shell shocked. People appeared with a bouquet, some floral arrangements, an altar, and the rings. The couple was ushered over and married in an extremely short ceremony, like 1 min. He said yes, but he didn’t look miserable, excited, angry etc. He looked a bit shocked. They were married; the wedding was over. Then Dr. Phil cut to a commercial break.
So, she got her wedding! Would you waiting Bees have been grateful had Dr. Phil done the same thing for you?