- 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 SituationIs Badminton Bad for Marriage?
Shan Wong knows she is adored by her husband, Naveen. "He takes care of me really, really well," she gushes. Married just two years, she wants him to spend more time in their Marlborough, Massachusetts home and less time away from the house feeding his obsession: badminton. We see footage of Naveen furiously batting a shuttlecock.
"I want to be the best. Chinese people love badminton. I thought you would love it," he tells her.
Shan's looking for him to spend more time at home with her and their pets. "He gives more time to his badminton than to me," she laments. Naveen is spending 8-10 hours each week playing and practicing. He' scheduled a recent vacation to California so they could watch a tournament.
"I go to the badminton because I can't take this torture anymore. Constant torture. She's a Chinese torture machine."
The panel seems a bit baffled. Martha is first to weigh in with some practical advice. "The guy should be able to pursue the hobby, but limit the number of hours he'll be gone. She could use those hours for something productive, like baking or cooking."
DID THE REF MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
Jason observes that a hobby requiring 8-10 hours a week is really no more than many golf-obsessed husbands partake in. Asked for his recommendation, he sides with Naveen.
"You can't cut down an athlete's dream—it'd be like telling Rocky not to go for it. He could take badminton to a whole new level: to where someone actually gives a damn about it."
Cedric agrees: Naveen should get to follow his dream to play competitively.
Tom addresses the couple via satellite, telling Shan how it's gotta be. "I know you think he spends too much time at it, but look at him at the gym, he's got 8 people watching him play. That's not nothing. Naveen, it's playing time, honey, you win."
The Wongs received a second honeymoon at the Luxury Included® Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. For more information, please visit sandals.com.
Travel journals coming soon!