Dr. Phil: Doug Insults His Overweight Wife As Motivational Tool?

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Dr. Phil: Doug Tried To Motivate Overweight Wife With Insults

Dr. Phil: Doug Insults His Overweight Wife As Motivational Tool?

Doug thinks that insulting his overweight wife will make her lose weight, but it has quite the opposite effect.

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Doug calls his overweight wife, Valinda, “Big Girl,” “Wide Load,” and a variety of other demeaning names, all in the name of trying to motivate her to lose the 70 pounds she has put on since they first met. Doug regularly tells Valinda to go on diets or get workout videos, and she has gone on diets and lost weight before, but instead of cheering Valinda on, Doug will sabotage her progress by continuing to ridicule her. The ironic part of this is that Doug has his PhD in Behavioral Psychology, so he should know that demanding an overweight wife is not going to motivate her, but create spite, instead.

Dr. Phil: Why Doug’s Is PhD In Behavioral Psychology?

Doug said that the reason he doesn’t use his education or extensive knowledge derived from studies is because the results you see from a psychological experiment done in the lab versus the ones that you see in reality, where variables such as house, home, car, and kids come into play, what you find to be true in a lab tends to fall apart. However, Dr. Phil insisted that there’s no way, lab tests results or not, that Doug could possibly believe that saying “oink oink” while Valinda is eating ice cream could possibly work. Doug admitted that it doesn’t.

Dr. Phil: Valinda And Doug’s Parent-Child Relationship

How did Valinda feel about Doug’s incessant fun-poking? It actually had the opposite effect on Valinda, who actually seeks out comfort food when Doug makes fun of her. In an attempt to create a healthy wife, Doug has created an even more overweight wife.

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