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Topic : 09/11 The Dr. Phil House: Man Camp Newlyweds

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Created on : Friday, September 07, 2007, 03:31:51 pm
Author : DrPhilBoard1
Most newlyweds cherish their honeymoon period and look forward to planning their future together. But these recently married couples say they’re already talking divorce! The wives say they’re sick and tired of being controlled and belittled by their demanding, overbearing and chauvinistic husbands, so they’re dragging them to Dr. Phil’s Man Camp for a complete overhaul. It’s not a one-way street through – the husbands have serious complaints about their better halves. Jim and Kim have been married only six weeks. Though Jim’s job takes him away from home, the distance doesn’t stop their fighting. Kim says his habit of leaving nasty voicemail messages is just another way for him to abuse and control her.  Jim says his wife loves his paycheck, not him. Then, Jack and Danielle are also only six weeks into their “wedded bliss” but are already sleeping separately. Danielle says Jack is so controlling, he even tells her how to shower. Jack admits he can’t get over his wife’s past, and he brings it up every time they fight. And, John and Karla have been married for nine months, but cameras capture a volatile environment that has Dr. Phil extremely concerned. Does Karla have good reason to sleep with a knife under her pillow? Join the discussion and tell us what you think!

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October 11, 2007, 6:40 pm CDT

Dreams can turn to nightmares

 I don't completely blame the men. The one that is married to the women who drink to much take it from someone that knows there are no answers in the bottom of a bottle. Most of all grow up. I wouldn't speak to my worst enemy the way you couples speak to each other. You will only get as much respect that you give in return. Come on grow up.
October 15, 2007, 11:44 pm CDT

Tell them to hush it.

Quote From: trisda

I am one of the mancampers wife, let me tell you 12000 couples applied for this and 3 got picked, unfortunately there is alot of disfunction going on in America, we are just one of the couples that got picked and chose to display our issues on national television in hopes of some help.

Its SO much easier for people to judge, than be judged! People don't know UNLESS they are in it.

I'm happy for you to get help. I WISH/DREAM that Dr. Phil would help me. No one single person knows what its like being married to his/her spouse. Each person had thier own side. And no one knows the pain people go through either.  Only GOD knows.  And kuddos to you for being pro-active about your situation. It took me 2 yrs. to even join the Dr. Phil club, and this is the VERY FIRST message I've even written. So if you asked for help, and someone like Dr. Phil answered, that's great.  YOU are what gives a person like me hope. I am hanging on to the very last thread in the spool. I hate to say it, but I can't wait for another episode of the mancamp. Your doing what I wish I could. I am envious. You know how at the beginning of every show how Dr. Phil goes," I Want You To Get Excited About Your Life! "  -- well your doing just what everyone of us who are hiding behind your story  wishes for, so

October 16, 2007, 7:08 pm CDT

Jack and Danielle

I just watched the last show of Man Camp.  What happened after the show with Jack and Danielle?  It showed Jim and Kim, Carla and John, but it didn't show anything on Danielle and JAck....I am very interested how their doing since the show ended.  If anyone knows, post it, please.


Good Luck to all 6 of you!  I work for Child Protective Services, so I am very glad that you participated and are making changes.



October 24, 2007, 3:20 pm CDT


Quote From: yvette16


   As a male you also must find it provoking, to say something to a man who chokes a pregnant woman?...




                Whose fault is that the womens?...  

Are you a nut?

May 27, 2008, 4:18 pm CDT

Thanx for your prayers

Quote From: jazzman22


Thanx for your prayers.  I got myself out years ago.  I am so much smarter now.

C. in Michigan.

May 27, 2008, 4:22 pm CDT

You can only change you

Quote From: trisda

I am one of the men you are speaking about. I am responsible for my actions and take full accountability for them. Its hard when you were only taught one way all your life. If everyone keeps turning their back on men like myself how are we ever going to realize that we have problems and get the help that we need. Thank God I found a woman who has not turned her back on me but saw the good man under the pain I inflict on others only trying to truly understand the reasoning behind it. I am so glad that she trusts and believes in me and that there is help out there for men like us if we seek it. We have a right to feel free and happy and not live the same way we were taught as children. Granted we have only been married for 2 months, we have been together for 4 years. Thank God for God and forgiveness so we can leave the past behind and go on and live successful, functioning lives. Im not one of the men on the show that has threatened her life or has used physical violence but I have verbally destroyed her and I am not saying that one is worse then the other, they all are wrong, Woman should always feel like a queen and be respected. Every day is a struggle for me but with God in my life, I truly feel I can change because it is only thru God that miracles can occur. And if you watch the show you will see that all of the couple portrayed are christians and wanted freedom from the disfunction in their lifes. Every day will be a struggle but I am up for the battle and with patience and communication I feel I can turn this around and have a very successful marriage. I do thank you for your oppinion and comments.

Thank God you have insight.  The more a person tries to control his/her environment, the more "out-of-control" that person becomes.  No one needs to be a "bully" if they do not want to be.

C. in Michigan

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