Back in Miami, Evelyn goes to the relationship therapist she and Chad saw before their wedding to talk. Dr. Nixon is familiar with the both of them, so when Evelyn recounts the story of what happened on the night that Chad came at Evelyn. Dr. Nixon tells her flat out “As a relationship therapist, I have a hard time accepting that you didn’t do anything.” She’s not necessarily victim-blaming, but she is asking Evelyn to think about the events of that night to see how she played a role in them. “I did raise my voice when I could tell that he was lying,” Evelyn says. “That’s what angered me.”
“This is why I think he really flipped, I told him, I’m not going to stick by you through this. I said, I don’t care if my marriage is the laughing stock of the world.” She then tells the doctor she told Chad she didn’t feel respected and told Chad they would not ever have kids together. “I was like, I’m never bringing a kid into this…and he just flipped. It was like he blacked.”
“How do you think you can move forward?” the doctor asks. That’s the question of the hour, because Evelyn has so many people offering her advice, some saying move on, some say give him a second chance, and she has no idea what the best option is. “I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing,” she says.
But the question is, what IS the right thing, anyway?