Sam and Neil
I didn’t think they would start with these two as they seemed to be the most interesting. But it’s looking like we are starting here because there has been no change. Sam says after the show ended, they tried to work things out but it didn’t last long and they decided they were better off as friends. Sam still loves him and seem to have hope for some day a year or two from now that they could reconcile. Sam says if nothing else they will always be good friends.
In Neil’s one on one, he says he is doing great and feeling phenomenal. Neil said that the first two weeks were really hard for him. Sam said some mean things and the made him like something was wrong with him. He was unable to connect with her emotionally after those two weeks of damage. The therapist tells Neil that she thinks Sam is in love with him. His response was that’s weird I’ve never heard anything like that in the entire six weeks. So it’s weird that you say that. He has a big smile. She asks about the divorce. He says they talk often and check in with each other quite frequently. He says they are working on being friends and they will see what lies ahead.
The therapist meets with them as a couple. Sam apologizes again and Neil truly forgives her. They hug and you can hear someone’s heartbeating a mile a minute. Probably Sam’s. I hoped that Sam would tell him she’s in love with him. But she didn’t and their friendship pact was sealed with a high five. /heavy sigh.
Sam and Neil go to brunch. They exchange gifts and Sam’s gift to Neil has an end date for their marriage of March 2016. Neil brings the onsies, his big spoon and her little spoon and they wear them out of the restaurant. /single tear.
David and Ashley
Ashley says that she is very happy. She doesn’t look any happier. The therapist said that Ashley was cold and didn’t offer any olive branches. She also said that Ashley shut down and never tried to progress. Ashley says that they didn’t connect on any level. Ashley said that she felt smothered all the time. She told Ashley that David spoke very highly about her all the time. She suggests that David interacted with the girl on social media as a way of acting out after being rejected. She asks Ashley if she is willing to sit down with David and talk through it. She says no.
David says that watching it back, he was thinking, “Wow David, take a hint.” Dr. Pepper says that maybe David wanted marriage no matter what. David said he reached out to Ashley a couple weeks after decision day and she made it very clear that she did not want to hear from him. Dr. Pepper says she wants David to think very carefully about her next question. I think that she wants to get a straight answer out of him about FacebookGate. She asks him and he says that his intention was not to cheat on his wife. When you are living with a camera crew around you that’s not even a possibility. He says he could have been looking for some validation hoping the other girl would say Ashley doesn’t know what she is missing out on. David is still confident that he will meet the right one.
Tres and Vanessa
Dr Pepper meets with Vanessa. She gives the whole life is good response too. This is the only couple that had sex. When Dr. Pepper asks her if they are still together she starts to cry. They are not together anymore. Things fell apart. They stopped being physically intimate. Then they had a huge argument because Tres didn’t come home until 5 a.m. Tres told her that he didn’t have romantic feeling toward her. She said things were not perfect but she thought they at least liked each other. She says she thinks he just one day decided that he just didn’t really like her. Vanessa says she holds out hope that they can work things out. Dr. Pepper is emotionally drained after talking to Vanessa because she really cares about her and was very hopeful that she was happy. She should have asked me. I never could get a read on Tres and thought he might just want to be on TV.
Tres tells Dr. Pepper Tres says he thought they had it and then he just felt like he had to just keep proving himself. I think many of us have heard that one before. That usually happens when you are dating a liar. So that will be my perception of Tres. Basically, Vanessa didn’t trust him and there was probably a reason. Like, oh I dunno coming home to your wife at 5 am. I think Dr. Pepper is too close to this relationship to consider that Tres is cheating and lying. He says he stopped having sex with her and that started a lot of the problems. Oh sure it did. Because where was he getting sex? Tres doesn’t want to get back with her.
When they meet with Dr. Pepper they can’t even look at each other. Tres says he is willing to sit down with her to give her closure. I think Tres is a douchebag.
They went to dinner and my opinions of Tres were confirmed.