Winston is confronted by his soon-to-be ex-wife, his ex-wife, and the woman who claims he was engaged to her. After hearing the women express their anger, Dr. Phil offers some words of wisdom about love:
“Winston, you know the best predictor of future behavior is relevant past behavior, and you don’t have a great relationship track record,” Dr. Phil tells him. “I suspect that you have a difficult time with intimacy. There is a huge difference between falling in love and being in love. A lot of people love falling in love, because it’s exciting. There are fireworks, there’s that exhilaration of falling in love. And being in love is more predictable, there’s sameness, there’s a rhythm to it. It’s not worse; it’s just different. I don’t know about you but I know this: You don’t stay. For whatever reason, you’re not there long term. And the point is you don’t have to be in a relationship to be OK. I’ve said a million times, I’d rather be healthy alone than sick with someone else.”
Dr. Phil advises anyone struggling with when to fight and when to move on from their ex: “If you think for a minute that you’re going to undo pain and hurt by getting a pound of flesh through the litigation arena, that’s not going to happen. The best revenge is living well.”
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