“Physically Rebecca is the perfect woman. Mentally, she is not.”
A man who recently appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show is getting worldwide attention for his challenging list of requests from his girlfriend of two years before he says “I do.”
Josh told producers that he loves his pregnant girlfriend, Rebecca, and that physically she’s the “perfect woman,” but mentally she isn’t.
“I love her size, her height, she’s perfectly proportioned. She’s a strong gal. She can pick up two bags of potatoes instead of one,” Josh said of Rebecca. “I wanted Rebecca to have my babies because she is a very healthy gal. I wanted my daughter to look and be built by Rebecca.”
“Once Rebecca learns to be a better wife and mother,” he adds. “I think the sky’s the limit.”
Rebecca, who referred to Josh as her fiancée as she wants to marry him one day, said that she tries her best with the household duties, but nothing seems good enough for Josh. He tells her how to clean and suggests she follow a cooking schedule.
“He always makes me feel like I’m doing the wrong thing,” Rebecca said. “He yells at me when I want to do things for myself.”
Rebecca’s “me time” as Josh calls it, should be done while she’s shopping for groceries.
“When I get home from work, I would love a meal. She’s got ample time to organize a feeding schedule for a family and she doesn’t even make a grocery list,” Josh said. “When my daughter sleeps, she sleeps. Rebecca should utilize that time to worry about the toiletries, to take inventory of her house.”
According to Rebecca, Josh has a long list of demands: She must check in with him whenever she goes out and have dinner waiting for him by the time he gets home from work. She has to blow-dry her hair faster so she doesn’t waste electricity. She can’t waste money buying makeup. They can’t have sex unless he’s in the mood. She’s required to pay for the cable, Internet and her cell phone bill without an “allowance.” She can have friends as long as they’re both comfortable with them.
On one occasion when Rebecca attempted to leave the house, Josh let the air out of the car tires and removed the battery.
“My car,” Josh retorted. “She doesn’t have a car, it’s my car. So when things get tough, I’ll take it from her.”
Josh suggested he was simply teaching Rebecca “wife skills” so they could get married one day. “It’s hard for me to believe where she’s at, what she’s doing and what she wants.”
Rebecca’s mother doesn’t understand why her daughter wants to stay with a man whom they both believe is narcissistic. On a previous visit Rebecca made to her mother’s house, Josh demanded that Rebecca come home because there was no aluminum foil in the house.
“I totally depended on there being tinfoil in the house. I count on her to have that there. That was her role.”
Severe arguments have caused Rebecca to move out of their house on several occasions, with the police coming to the home on at least one occasion. Rebecca suggested that she and Josh see a therapist, but Josh refused and says he doesn’t want to pay for something that two “grown people” should be able to take care of on their own.
“Sometimes I feel like a prisoner in our home,” Rebecca admitted.
In the end it was Josh, surprisingly, who asked for a trial separation — something that Dr. Phil agreed with.
“You need a new definition of the role of the man in the family. You have some personality characteristics that are getting in your way,” he said to Josh, before telling the two that he would set up and pay for some much-needed pre-marital counselling.
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