The Bickering Beechers
Jenni gives her thoughts on the problems in Crystal and Brian's home (and relationship).
Beer cans next to the toilet.
Socks on the floor.
Pizza boxes everywhere.
Welcome to the Beechers!
This couple clearly has a power struggle. It was a mess, and not just their space. Crystal tells Brian, "You don't know what proper style is. It's called grown up and being sophisticated." Brian hates Crystal's taste and especially her blue chair. He loves his shark and frat memorabilia. Brian disrespects everything in the house except his man-cave.
Fighting, bickering, fighting!
She constantly nags him, and I can't help but chime in that it is a mother-son relationship with nookie. Sounds creepy, but true.
I explain to Crystal that nobody wants to see Mommy in lingerie. She can't nag him and also needs to be careful with her tone. Brian needs to respect their space and Crystal.
Furniture shopping is a bust. Crystal keeps gravitating towards the same styles. We must create a balance in their space and their partnership. Tone is crucial in any relationship; Crystal needs to soften hers. We tell Crystal to make a list and approach Brian with a nurturing tone. At the hotel they seem to have a breakthrough.
We finish the space (after locking Zoila in the closet), and it looks beautiful.
We have created a sophisticated space that incorporates both of them. It now has a beautiful flow between living and dining room, which we hope will cause a new unity in their marriage as well. It represents them both and feels calm and happy, which is what we wish for their future!
Goodbye Bickersons, hello Blissersons!
Tune in next week to an artist who has lost her way. We come to help her find it.