Will There Be A Wedding?: Jennifer and Rick
"Pretty much so," admits Jennifer. "I don't think you can go into a relationship if you don't trust somebody 100 percent."
Dr. Phil continues, "So you're saying, 'I really don't know my partner. I don't know what he was thinking. I don't know why he was lying. I don't know why he's become distant. I don't know my partner.'"
Jennifer replies, "I know he was becoming distant because [of what] he was going through with her. He wasn't being fair to me and he wasn't being honest."
Dr. Phil continues, "The only thing worse than being in a dead-end relationship for three years is being in a dead-end relationship for three years and one day ... and the clock is ticking. So, you've got to make a decision. If this is a life-sentence for him, then you need to tell him that and let him go. And if it's not, then you need to say 'We need to figure out how we're going to do this. We need to commit to doing this.'"
"Yes, that's exactly what I said," Rick answers. "But I believe there's more to it than that. I think we have something really great. Or it could be great, because it was really great in the beginning.
"But the only time is now," Dr. Phil says. "You're saying 'At one time we were really happy.' But hell, at one time I had hair! But things change."
"But you're saying it like it's her problem," says Dr. Phil. "You ran this off in the ditch. You're the one that had the phone calls and didn't tell her about it, whether you were doing something wrong or whether you weren't. As I've said, people who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. You've got to be willing to say 'Look, I will help you [Jennifer] fix this and then we'll see if it gets back on the road or it doesn't.'"