- Zahradkas: Mullet Over
- Lehman-Cobbs: Whats-her-face
- Delvecchios: Ring Me Up Sometime
- Marks: Sofa Bed Dead
- Davardos: Blinded by the Light
- Davises: Joy of Sox
- Romanos: Thumbs Down
- Smith-Crawfords: Outfit Outrage
- Capells: Couch Potato
- Magics: Knife at the Wife
- Monroys: Off the Hook
- Rodriguezes: Stripper Chic
- Arkenburgs: The Man Friend
- Arringtons: Sexy Schedule
- D'Amores: Decaf Dispute
- Hamiltons: Bored of the Rings
- Burrises: Cuckoo for Coupons
- Changs: Love Me, Love My Duck
- Galans: Derby Dilemma
- Rubins: Driven Crazy
- Argies: Ghostbusted
- Hankersons: Solitary Pursuits
- Ragins: Green Bean Casserole
Salinero-Wighs: Tacky or Kitsch?
- Carpentier-Saloms: Dishtress
- Drewers: Blonde Ambition
- Fitzpatricks: Peed-Off
- Maurers: Little Friends
- McZeals: Cooking up Resentment
- Beauregards: The Wrath of Zeus
- Burns: The Motorcycle
- Palestrinis: The Rapper
- Cohens: Toiletry Treasure
- Hawkins: Backup Plan
- Mulvihills: Amish Paradise?
- Wongs: Bad-minton
- Goldmans: Good Clean Lovin'
- Harpers: Always Something There to Remind Me
- Banners: A Lizard to Love
- Spiegels: Oedipus Wrecks
- Ramundos: The Metrosexual
- Rios: The Forbidden Table
- Wizas: Get Flossed
- Kohlenbergs: The Ring Toss
- Ridolfis: Stuffed Dog Dilemma
- Hunters: Stripper Pole
- The Husband
- The Wife
The SituationAlways Something There to Remind Me
This love story is set in the bayou country of Mandeville, Louisiana. For David and Susan, it was love at first sight, a chance to start again after their first marriages ended.
But as can often be the case with any new relationship, there are reminders of the past that can hang like a cloud over an otherwise loving couple. In the Harpers' case, David held onto a favorite couch--a couch that Susan feels increasingly uncomfortable on, knowing that David and his first wife made love upon it more than once.
For her part, Susan is keeping two reminders of her dearly departed first husband, Don: his ashes (ensconced in an urn on the mantel) and his prosthetic leg. Each spouse wants the other's beloved mementos out of the house, hence their appeal to the Marriage Ref.
DID THE REF MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
After watching the Harpers' story, the gape-mouthed panel sits in shock. Madonna breaks the silence: "They don't need a ref, I think they both need a trip to the funny farm."
Ricky understands the need for closure and reminders, but finds the whole thing troubling. Larry thinks the couch isn't so bad, but suggests the husband make a clean sweep. "Get rid of the couch, the leg and the wife." Madonna accuses Larry of being a misogynist--and he agrees.
Tom, counsel taken, makes his call. "Don (the dead husband) is the one who's suffering here. You all deserve a fresh start. Get rid of the leg, the couch and the urn. Don wins!"
The Harpers received a Second Honeymoon on a Royal Caribbean Cruise. For more information on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas or Mariner of the Seas, please visit royalcarribbean.com.
Travel journals coming soon!