In this week’s MAFS recap it’s getting really close to decision day. This is about the time in the season when things go pear shaped for couples who seemed to be doing fine. And things get worse for the ones who are struggling.
Paige & Chris
Dr. Pepper talks to Paige about her unfortunate situation. She basically tells Paige that Chris lied to production. Paige still blames herself. Dr. Pepper says she is an extraordinary human being. She says that Chris is a huge narcissist and that Chris deliberately set out to hurt her. She still wants to face him on decision day for answers. YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS YOU NEED, GIRL! Chris had not shown up to talk to Pastor Cal after he waited for 45 minutes. As they were about to break down the set, his fat ass and womanly hips wander in. Chris says he is not attracted to her face. Then he says he is not being disrespectful. He says he did his best. He doesn’t think he owes Paige an apology. Who raised this POS?Pastor Cal looks like he wants to punch him in his ugly stupid face. Paige moves out of the apartment.
Virginia & Erik
I used to think this couple had a chance but now I think that Virginia should just marry the dog. Virginia has a friend come over for a chat. But they barely showed it. Next, Virginia has a session with Pastor Cal. She tells Pastor Cal that Erik says that if she doesn’t want kids he’s done. She is afraid of having kids and of being a mother. She’s afraid she won’t be a good one. Well, she will have to grow up really fast at some point. Erik met with Dr. Pepper. She tells Erik that he can’t just waltz in and take control over Virginia’s dog. She wants him to ask her to take a break from drinking to work on their marriage. Virginia will never go for that.
Eventually they come together to discuss their sessions. Erik tells Virginia that Dr. Pepper told him to back off the situation with the dog. She love that. When it comes to drinking, he doesn’t even try to get her to take a break. He just asks that when they are going to be together and talk about serious they need to be sober. She replied, “I’m not talking about it.” Which is an odd response unless you have a problem. She changed the subject to her session and her fear of having kids. Then, he reassures her that she would be a great mom. She cries. She needs counseling and rehab. Then, he asks for a weekend for just the two of them. She agrees. Virginia wants them to plan ahead. She doesn’t want to have to cancel things. Instead of letting himself win, he somehow makes this a fight.
Briana & Vincent
Vincent wants to buy a house. Briana wants to sit down and go over their expenses to determine what they can afford because she is “frugal.” The first thing that comes up is she spends $405 a month and hairdos and waxing. That’s a car payment! And far from frugal. And another $400 on clothes. Vincent looks like he is about to fall out. They come up with $9K a month on their spending. So, Vince says some of that money should be going to savings.
Vincent meets with Pastor Cal. Both counselors have asked the same two questions essentially. What is going good and what needs work? Vincent is he first person to answer the second question with what he can do better. That touched my heart. Everyone else talked about things about their partner that needed changing. He talked about changing himself to be a better husband. Then, he tells Pastor Cal that Briana is a very early riser and wants him to get up with her. But he is still exhausted from work. He asks him if it is okay if he sleeps a little longer. Pastor Cal tells him that pleasing his wife doesn’t mean he has to do everything she tells him to. He has to take care of himself too. He’s already pussy whipped. He’s a really good guy.
Briana tells Dr. Pepper that Vince is a very kind person. As far as problems go, she says they have very different communication styles. If she has an issue she addresses with him in the moment. If Vince has an issue with her he suppresses it and then it blows up later. One of her questions is why is financial stability so important to him. Um, because it should be important to everyone??? She needs to stop blowing money now if she wants to have kids later. Briana says she is worried about having kids because she has high blood pressure. Vincent doesn’t seem to know this. They need to have a talk. She doesn’t want to let him down. I didn’t see this roadblock coming.
They talk about their different views on money. He says he has been through the whole spending money on nice cars and fine dining. Now that he is married he wants to be more strategic with his money and prepare to take care of his family. Instead of realizing that he has good family values, she start whining about wanting to be “courted” and she doesn’t want to give up the entertainment budget. I can’t for the live of me see how these two young people need to spend $9K a month or random shit. She also thinks she needs to buy new clothes every month. A clothing budget is a yearly expense that can be broken into four seasons.
Did she just say going to dinner doesn’t have to be $200 every time? Girl, how about going to Red Lobster and having some cheddar bay biscuits? Or cooking romantic dinners at home? He keeps asking her to compromise on things like when his bedtime is and when he has to get up in the morning. It’s like he’s a high school kid bargain with his mother for a later curfew. She thinks that the look on his face is about the high blood pressure and her fear of having kids. No, it is everything you are saying. Vince is highly frustrated. And Briana is really selfish.
Clara & Ryan
Ryan goes to meet with Dr. Pepper. Ryan says that the marriage is a 10 out of 10 and things are going great. Um, Clara would beg to differ. He has no problems to discuss. Dr. Pepper brings up religion first. Then she asks him how Clara feels about the fact that they don’t have intercourse. Ryan says, “I should probably ask her about that.” Ya think? I’m quite sure she has made her desires obvious. Clara tells Pastor Cal that she thinks the relationship is a 10 out of 10 as well. It’s like they gave each other a script so they would both be on the same page. She is afraid to tell him that she loves him. Then we find that Ryan has been in long term relationships before with no sex. It sounds like he is a virgin.
Oh this post counseling conversation should be interesting. Ryan starts off once again asking her about raising their kids in the church. She basically said it was up to them. Then she mentioned that she was raised in the church but her father never went. That’s not something Ryan wanted to hear. The difference in religious view is a big failure for the matchmakers. I don’t know what denomination Ryan is but if he is A.M.E. or Pentecostal it’s not going to work. The only way he has a prayer of getting her to church is if it is a non denominational megachurch where she can blend in better. Based on his sexual beliefs, I feel like is church leans more to the structured side.
Then he asked her how she feels about his thoughts about sex. She doesn’t quite lie but she isn’t being straightforward either. Religion and sex are two very big issues in a marriage. And they don’t see eye to eye either on. This is definitely not a 10 out of 10 marriage. It’s a good roommate with limited benefits situation though.
Haley & Jacob
I feel sorry for Jacob. He really wanted this to work. He can’t even come up with any good parts of the relationship. The questions Jacob has for Haley should have been asked weeks ago. It’s bit late for that now. Wow, Haley has a lot of good things to say about Jacob. I think she means it. But she doesn’t treat him very nicely. She tells Dr. Pepper she doesn’t really understand what he has been doing in the ten years he has lived in Atlanta. But when we see the clip, she’s not asking like she is really interested. And he doesn’t know what to say. Basically, he’s lived alone, done some dating, move a few times. What has she done in he seven years it has been that she has not been dating? Did she develop a cure for cancer or build a space shuttle?
Haley cries because she thinks she is a failure at the process. Maybe stop being so rough on him You are not perfect either. Dr. Pepper says it’s not a failure because it isn’t over yet. Wow, after the sessions, they have a really good talk.
Next time: It looks like everything gets worse again
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