They turn to Dr. Phil for help.
Although Cat said that she only realized she was a whiner in this relationship, Dr. Phil reminds her that when she described her
"And you said, 'I love ticking [Daniel] off, and whining does it every time," Dr. Phil says. "You're going to be a lonely woman if you keep this up," Dr. Phil tells her. Men will become so annoyed with the whining that when they meet another girl who doesn't whine, they will choose her.
Daniel says he's been trying to do that.
"Well, you need to stop trying and start doing, and when she starts whining, you need to start walking," Dr. Phil tells him. "You're paying her off by giving in. She'll whine until you eventually give in, doesn't
"A lot of the time, but I've started to not give in for that reason," Daniel replies.
Dr. Phil explains the reality of the situation to Cat. "He'll start not giving in. Then he'll start not giving period, and then he'll start not being there, and then you've got a serious problem," he tells her. "You're getting a payoff for this in that it works. You've got to be willing to take it to the next mature level of saying what you think and feel without whining."