The WORST episodes of Couples Therapy

Every episode of Couples Therapy ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Couples Therapy!

Relationships are hard enough, but imagine the pressure of having your hook ups, "bumps" on the relationship road and breakups as fodder for the tabloids. More and more it seems, couples whose matters of the heart play out in the public eye are calling it quits and throwing in the towel on their relationships. Why is it so tough for these couples to stay together? Looking to shed light on the issue, VH1 will examine the complicated and often misunderstood world of high-profile relationships with "Couples Therapy" tv celebrities will take a seat on Dr Jenn Berman's couch.

Last Updated: 3/2/2024Network: VH1Status: Ended
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#1 - Season Finale

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/21/2013

Joe and Abbey decide to leave the house in the Season 3 finale. Also: The couples have final dates, reflect on their experiences and look ahead to their futures.

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#2 - Tying Up Loose Ends

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/14/2013

A body-language expert conducts a session and unearths harsh truths. Elsewhere, Joe and Dustin square off in an escalating altercation.

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#3 - Fear Of The Future

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/24/2013

Catelyn is heartbroken following a shattering development and reaches out to Dr. Jenn for help. Meanwhile, drama mounts when Liz takes a pregnancy test.

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#4 - Echoes From The Past

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/17/2013

A group session about the past's impact on present relationships takes an emotional course. Included: Flav, Abbey and Catelynn shed light on their personal stories.

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5.17
6 votes

#5 - Dourtney's Aftermath

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2012

Despite the relief felt by the couples in the wake of Doug and Courtney's departure, Dr. Berman criticizes some of the other couples for their aggressive behavior towards Doug and Courtney. Alex has a one-on-one session with Berman regarding the control issues Alex has with her mother. In a Process Group about love and loss, the couples learn the story of Scott Bolzan and his wife, Joan, who suffered a unique tragedy. Alex's mother visits the treatment center, where she speaks to Alex and Berman about unresolved questions about the day Alex's father died. Berman informs the group that Doug and Courtney will return to the treatment center

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5.43
7 votes

#6 - Power Dynamics

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2012

In Process Group, Berman talks to the couples about which member of each couple has the power in the relationship. Individually, she talks to Shayne and Nik about their cyclic fighting and Shayne's dismissal of Nik's feelings, to Todd and Monica about Todd's commitment to monogamy. To make a point to the couples about how fortunate they are to have each other, Berman arranges a group session in which the couples learn about the life and loves of Israeli psychologist Dr. Moti Peleg and his wife, Ronit. Berman implements a dress code under which Courtney must wear less revealing clothing, but Courtney is displeased with this

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5.57
7 votes

#7 - Communication Issues

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/2012

Continuing from the previous episode, Berman convinces a distraught Shayne to stay. In Process Group, Berman talks to the couples about the lies that they have used to maintain lives as public figures. Nik apologies to Doug for his prior language, but tension between them continues. Tiny attempts to talk to JoJo about his alcoholism, but he dismisses her concerns. Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen explore their relationship problems, but end up fighting over them. Berman and Tom Carouso observe communication difficulties in Alex and Simon, who bicker over minutiae but do not discuss specific issues regarding their relationship, and Doug and Courtney, who have trouble speaking due to Courtney's tendency to become distracted. Todd struggles with whether he can maintain his public image as a womanizer while staying in a committed, monogamous relationship.

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6.17
6 votes

#8 - The Final Confrontations

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/2012

Berman talks to Nik and Shayne about the fight during their date. In a Process Group about threats to their relationships, Doug and Courtney talk about being cut off from Doug's family, while Tiny and JoJo talk about his drinking, after which JoJo says he is leaving the treatment center. He later tells Tiny he wants her to leave as well. Doug talks to Nik and later to Berman about his relationship with Courtney and how it cost him his family. Berman introduces the group to singer/songwriter Doug Johnson and Eddie and Norma Kennedy, in order to learn the story of the Kennedy's daughter, Sara Elizabeth

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6.20
5 votes

#9 - Exposing the Real Issues

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2012

Because of the limited amount of time that Courtney, a minor, can legally be allowed to spend at the treatment center, Doug must do without her during a couples yoga session, which causes him to become upset. Berman speaks to the group about trust, during which Courtney reveals that she still desires friendship from her ex-boyfriend, but romance from Doug. Dow and Berman talk to Tiny and JoJo about his alcoholism, but JoJoe remains obstinate. Shayne expresses aversion to Courtney's behavior and clothing during a group trip bowling

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6.25
16 votes

#10 - Enter the Drama

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/2015

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6.56
9 votes

#11 - Couples Therapy Begins

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/3/2012

Four of the five new couples are introduced to Dr. Berman. Shayne Lamas reaction to Nik Richie's comments about their marriage leads to an argument over their sleeping arrangements, and the pouring of wine onto a mattress. Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison's controversial relationship leads to heated exchanges with and Shayne Lamas and Nik Richie.

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6.60
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#12 - Putting Love to the Test

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2012

DMX has a heartbreaking reunion with his estranged mother and confronts her about abandoning him when he was a boy. Chris's manager Nicole flies in from New York to address Angelina's allegations that she's in love with Chris, and a trip to an engagement ring store stirs up some romantic feelings in Vienna, but her feelings are not for Kasey.

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6.63
8 votes

#13 - Fighting Fairly

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/2012

There's a saying in relationship therapy that things often get worse before they get better, and that's exactly what happens for the couples as they approach the half way point in Couples Therapy. A war between Chris and Angelina erupts once again, this time because of Chris's sexual frustration and an alleged hidden cell phone Angelina has smuggled onto the facility. We learn just how much Reichen and Rodiney have both hurt one another when they finally begin to open up about their painful past, and just when it seems as though Vienna and Kasey are making healthy progress, their relationship unravels, and this time, it may not be repairable.

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6.71
7 votes

#14 - Opening Up

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2012

On the first night, Nik refuses Doug demand for an apology for Nik's statements about him and Courtney. In Process Group, Berman asks each couple about their darkest moment. Courtney and Doug relate a fight they had after a stranger gave Courtney his phone number; Alex relates a fight six months earlier in which she and Simon became verbally abusive, after which Alex demanded a divorce; Tiny relates an argument following JoJo's release from the hospital for reasons relating to his drinking; Nik talks about a time one month into his relationship with Shayne that she found text messages from another woman. The fifth and final couple, rapper Todd "Too Short" Shaw and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Monica Payne, arrive. Speaking with Shayne and Nik, Berman observes that Shayne's shopping is a non-verbal reaction to Nik's website. After leaving the dinner table over Courtney's clothing and dress, Shayne threatens to leave the program.

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6.72
18 votes

#15 - Couples Therapy Begins

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/23/2012

From the producers of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew," "Couples Therapy" is the first reality show to examine firsthand the real life experiences of a group of buzzed-about couples. For some of these couples, living under constant scrutiny from the media and fans makes it increasingly hard for them to stay together and VH1 wants to see why they can't seem to go the distance. These five couples at a crossroads in their relationships will join together for 21 days as they undergo intensive relationship therapy. Under the guidance of Dr. Jenn Berman, a nationally renowned relationship therapist, the couples will participate in group and individual therapy along with relationship exercises out in the "real world" to see if they can rekindle the love they used to have for one another -- or if it's simply time for them to move on.

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6.75
8 votes

#16 - Putting Love to the Test

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2012

Doug and Courtney return after promising to abide by the center's rules. The other couples take responsibility for their prior behavior and welcome them back, but when Simon and Alex try to explain their concerns, Doug and Courtney dismiss Simon as "angry". Dr. Berman speaks with Courtney's mother, Krista Stodden, to learn about Doug and Courtney's relationship. Berman talks to Todd, whom she says has made progress, but has still not firmly committed to whether he wants a monogamous relationship. Todd and Monica and Nick and Shayne go out on private dates in order to reconnect romantically. While Todd surprises Monica with his tenderness and his promise to commit to her, Nik and Shayne's outing is marred by squabbling

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6.86
7 votes

#17 - Playing By the Rules

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2012

Courtney reluctantly complies with the new dress code, which she characterizes as a "backlash for being beautiful". In an emotional Process Group about past trauma, Alex talks about the deterioration of her father from Alzheimer's disease that began when she was nine, and his eventual death; Tiny talks about the childhood molestation she suffered and how it damaged her ability to trust men; Courtney's inability to open up in a similar manner offends the other couples. Alex and Simon later speak with Berman about how her trauma relates to her current relationship with her mother and her trust issues. After Courtney refuses to continue complying with the dress code, she is evicted from the program, and leaves the treatment center with Doug

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6.91
11 votes

#18 - Season Finale

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/9/2012

As Couples Therapy comes to an end, Dr. Jenn and her staff do their best to help the couples resolve their relationship issues once and for all. Vienna has an emotional reunion with her ex boyfriend Lee that forces Dr. Jenn to make a drastic decision. Linda confronts her mother Gail over her lack of support for Charley, and Tashera asks Dr. Jenn for help finding closure with DMX. The couples have an emotional final group session, and that evening one of them pops a very important question.

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6.94
18 votes

#19 - Love Is The Answer

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2015

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7.00
14 votes

#20 - A Fresh Start

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/2014

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7.00
3 votes

#21 - Fired Up

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/27/2014

Whitney and Sada realize that Sada is acting out because she is so nervous about her dad coming into therapy. Sada's dad finally shows up, and they have a heartfelt session together. Farrah has been making strides since she has been in therapy,......

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7.00
3 votes

#22 - Player for Life

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/2014

In group therapy, the couples discuss their sex lives, and how issues in the bedroom can be telling about their emotional relationships as well. This particular subject was hard to talk about for Jon, who was caught by Liz when he was trying to......

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7.00
10 votes

#23 - Rebuilding Trust

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/2012

Tashera struggles to keep DMX from quitting Couples Therapy as he continues to rebel against the strict rules of the facility. Linda Hogan's trust in Charley is put to the test when she reads his Facebook page. Kasey finds a text message on Vienna's cell phone from another guy she's been dating, which sets off an emotional group session, and ultimately leads Kasey to a heartbreaking personal breakthrough, but Vienna's reaction to Kasey's breakthrough threatens to destroy their fragile relationship once and for all.

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7.07
14 votes

#24 - Therapy Begins

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/2/2014

Couples Therapy Season 4 begins with a new group of celebrity couples with extreme issues coming to therapy with Dr. Jenn Berman and her staff for help healing their broken relationships. Shockingly, one of the women is stood up by her boyfriend at the last minute and she arrives alone and heartbroken, and another couple's trust and fidelity issues explode before therapy can even begin.

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7.12
17 votes

#25 - Gene Therapy

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2015

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