This season on Couples Therapy, Dr. Jenn Berman was given the difficult task of repairing the relationships of some of Hollywood’s most interesting couples. The road was rocky and unpredictable, but in the end each of the couples learned a lot about their partners(and themselves) and picked up vital tools to rebuild their relationships. Throughout the season, we laughed, we cried and we rooted for each couple wholeheartedly. It didn’t seem fair to point out the drama over the season in this final recap (since everyone has truly grown,) but rather we wanted to highlight the sweetest moments that gave us faith in each of the couples, the world and ourselves. Check out the five sweetest moments of the Couples Therapy season two finale!
1. JoJo’s Change of Heart – The end of last week’s episode was devastating, to say the least. JoJo had told Tiny, “if you feel as though you want to leave, I’m asking you to do just that,” when she told him she was fed up with having to deal with the stress and repercussions resulting from his drinking. It seemed like their relationship had come to a standstill as Tiny finally empowered herself and let her true feelings be known. This week, we return to last week’s scene and were genuinely scared to see how the rest of the conversation played out. We were relieved and pleasantly surprised to see JoJo have a complete change of heart. The tone of the conversation changes from aggressive to understanding. He admits that he felt that by being told he needs help, it was really a criticism of his character.
When he and Tiny return to their room he embraces her and tells her that he is “going to try,” that his nasty comment was a mix of trying to “be hard as s*** for the cameras” and being taken aback by what Tiny said to him. JoJo tells Tiny “I want to promise you, but I don’t want to break your heart.”But this time it really feels like he gets what she’s saying and truly wants to better himself for not only her sake, but his own. JoJo is taking the first step to recovery and we couldn’t be happier.
2. Doug Reconnects With His Family – Throughout the season, we’ve learned that Doug has sacrificed a lot to be with Courtney. Most notably, his family. It’s clear that Doug loves and cares for his family based solely on the look in his eyes as he talks about them, and it is heartbreaking to know the pain he feels to be apart from them. Dr. Jenn has helped Doug realize that being ostracized by his family has caused him to be unhealthily co-dependent on his relationship with Courtney and that resolving his family issues will help him not only in his relationships with his family and Courtney, but personally as well. Doug nervously calls his mother and to his surprise, she answers and is interested in talking with him.
He explains to her that he realizes the pain his actions have caused and that he didn’t “make a choice based on anything other than love.” He explains how much he misses her (and the rest of the family) and how important it is that they meet his wife. Unfortunately, we can’t hear his mother’s side of the conversation but he shares that she says she can’t wait for him “and Courtney to come visit.” This is a huge step for Doug. He is ready to reconnect with his family and it seems that they are open to having him back in their lives, even if it means that he is, and will remain, married to Courtney. We wish them the best and especially wish Courtney good luck with the in-laws!
3. Courtney Thanks The Group – When Courtney returned to the house after the dress-code fiasco, it was unclear to the group if she really had taken any responsibility for her departure or if she had learned anything. Regardless of that, most of the couples welcomed Dourtney back into the house and gave her a fresh start. In the final group therapy session, when the other couples are declaring their love for one another, Courtney takes the opportunity to thank everyone for “all the tools you’ve given me for growing as a young woman.”
She admits that she came into the house “self-centered and you guys have really helped me open myself up and to allow myself to be vulnerable at times when needed.” It’s really wonderful to see real growth in Courtney, especially when it comes to the other people in the house, besides Doug.
He tells her its time and blindfolds her, guiding her to the backyard. As he removes the blindfold, a string quartet begins to play and Shayne sees she is standing within an aisle of rose petals, next to a table of gifts.
Nik begins one of the sweetest speeches that has ever been said on VH1. He begins, “theres a couple things I forgot to do in our marriage and I want to do one tonight.” He opens a box to reveal a pair of sparkling stilettos and says “you’re not the most traditional girl in the world so I thought instead of a ring I’d get you a shoe” as he gets down on one knee and continues, “you and I have fought many battles but we’ve done it together, that’s all I care about. I love you unconditionally and there’s something I forgot to do. I forgot to ask you a very important question will you marry me?”
Shayne sheds tears of joy (and so did we) as she says yes! As you know, Shayne and Nik were married in Las Vegas after knowing each other for only eight hours so even though they are legally and technically married, Shayne has never truly felt like a bride. Nik continues, “I want to close this chapter here. I proposed to you and you said yes that means we have to have a wedding. You didn’t have a wedding and I don’t want to take that away from you. Before we leave this place I want to leave it on the best note ever, not a fight, not a kiss, a wedding.”
5. Wedding Bells – Shayne could not look more beautiful as she dons her wedding gown.
Their vows were so beautiful I don’t want to ruin them by transcribing them. Watch for yourself [warning: you might need to grab a tissue]:
Well there you have it. It’s great to see that every couple this season left Couples Therapy with the tools to prepare them for their happily ever after. Obviously there is still work to be done, but each of the couples appear to be on the right track to making it work. One thing that was truly inspiring about this season was the insane amount of love that these couples have for one another. We wish all of the couples the best of luck in their lives and relationships. What were your favorite moments of the season? Which couple do you relate most to? Are you able to use any of Dr. Jenn’s advice to help your own relationship? Let us know in the comments section!