February 16, 2005
How do you know if you’re really ready to tie the knot? Three engaged couples take Dr. Phil’s real-world tests — about money, sex, kids and in-laws — to pinpoint their trouble spots and prepare them for a lifetime together.
Meet the couples.
Some Assembly Required
Dr. Phil introduces them to the newest member of their family and their first two challenges.
Which couple struggles to work together?
The Money Challenge
After navigating their way through Los Angeles, the couples are tested with the number one issue that leads to divorce: money.
Can they budget and negotiate?
The Sex Negotiation
Erick and Mary Ellen are waiting to have sex until they’re married. Erick plans on having sex two or three times a day and “in weird places.” Mary Ellen is scared.
“Sex is important,” Dr. Phil tells them.
See part 2 of Dr. Phil’s Premarital Bootcamp!