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Dear Wendy

New TV Show Seeking Engaged Couples Who Should NOT Get Married

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I frequently get letters from readers who are concerned about their friends or family members being engaged to the wrong people. In columns like “I Hate My Sister’s New Fiancé,” “I Refuse to Pay for My Daughter’s Wedding to Her Horrible Fiancé,” and “My Parents Don’t Want Me to Marry My Fiancé,” we see how tense and nerve-wracking an engagement and subsequent wedding planning can be when loved ones aren’t on board with the marriage. If YOU happen to be someone who isn’t thrilled with the partner your family member or close friend has chosen to marry, then casting directors from a brand new docu-series called “Help Save the Day” want to hear from you.

Think of this as your chance to save your loved one from a miserable marriage. You have the chance to “speak now or forever hold your peace” before the wedding takes place. Producers will provide relationship experts to help the couple realize their mistake in time and to make the process of stopping the wedding as smooth as possible. The goals are for your loved one to understand the issues that stand in the way of a successful marriage and for you to feel that you’ve helped them avoid a humongous life crisis. You’ll earn a $2,500 finder’s fee for referring a candidate who appears on the show, and your loved one can earn up to $5,000 and reap the benefit of potentially being saved from making a disastrous mistake. To apply, visit www.helpsavetheday.com.

I, for one, can’t wait to see the potential drama unfold on TV. Will disastrous marriages be avoided? What will happen to the relationships among friends and family members? Will any couples survive with their unions even stronger?

This post is sponsored by the producers of “Help Save the Day.”

27 comments… add one
  • Stonegypsy

    Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 12:08 pm

    I wish they accepted not-yet-engaged couples. I have a friend who lives with her boyfriend and I never stop hearing about all the stuff she’s unhappy about (and it really is just an awful relationship) but then 10 minutes later she’s talking about eventually marrying the dude. Makes me want to scream 😛

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    MsMisery April 9, 2015, 12:12 pm

    Normally I don’t get into wedding show drams, but FROM THE PRODUCERS OF INTERVENTION?!?! Intervention is one of my favorite things. This better not be all Gypsy Sisters/Real Housewives type drama. I wanna see the hard stuff, ok??

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  • Miel

    Miel April 9, 2015, 12:34 pm

    When I started reading I thought it would be “Are you engaged to the wrong person ?”

    Are you engaged to the wrong person ? Help save the day by participating in our new show ! We will love to put cameras in your face now that you admitted being engaged to the wrong person !

    (All I could think of was if you’re engaged to the wrong person and you know if, break up with them, don’t wait until the producers make you go through 5 rounds of interview !)

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    • Portia

      Portia April 9, 2015, 1:35 pm

      Idk, it’d certainly be a way to make $7500, you know, if you refer yourself…

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 1:42 pm

        ooh. I need to go get engaged to the wrong person right now.

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      • Portia

        Portia April 9, 2015, 2:04 pm

        I mean, if you were already in the market for a get rich quick scheme…

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties April 9, 2015, 2:53 pm

        I’m definitely in the market for a get rich quick scheme

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 3:23 pm

        Wanna get fake-engaged? I’ve got some time. 😀

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties April 9, 2015, 3:29 pm

        deal, I could be totally using you for a green card or something

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 4:01 pm

        Perfect. You’ve got a girlfriend, too, right? So that makes you even worse for me.

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties April 9, 2015, 4:09 pm

        Exactly, in a relationship, and Canadian, and thinking of going back to school=help save the day

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 4:15 pm

        And I’m less than a year divorced and poly and in another relationship. We’re a match made in hell! Let’s do this 😀

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties April 9, 2015, 4:20 pm

        Can you also be a staunch republican and I’ll be a hippy liberal that you’re trying to convert?

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    Kate April 9, 2015, 3:52 pm

    Dang, where were they in 1996 when my friend Colleen was leaving her ring in the glove box so she could pick up men in the club and have sex with them in a van?

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray April 9, 2015, 4:05 pm

      How’s Colleen doing today? Super pumped to soon be celebrating 20 years of wedded bliss?

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    Kate April 9, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Well we lost touch… She crashed my parents’ car and told everyone I was having a party… But amazingly yes she is still married!!! Although something awful happened to one of their kids 🙁

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  • Stonegypsy

    Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 4:27 pm

    @Mrmidtwenties (I can’t reply on the thread anymore)
    I don’t think I could be a staunch republican if I tried. But if we’re *both* hippy liberals, we could just argue about the right way to say *everything*

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    • mrmidtwenties

      mrmidtwenties April 9, 2015, 4:32 pm

      Oh we could have an out hippying competition, see how long we could go without bathing, etc.

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 4:34 pm

        ooh, you can get super frustrated with me because I always just want to stay home and watch Star Trek/Doctor Who/Firefly instead of going out and doing things!

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      • mrmidtwenties

        mrmidtwenties April 9, 2015, 4:35 pm

        and I’m in

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 4:48 pm

        Great. Now one of us just needs to report us to this show as the worst couple ever. I’m already angry at you because I had to be the one to propose, so we’re off to a really good start.

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      • Stonegypsy

        Stonegypsy April 9, 2015, 4:34 pm

        Also – you’d win that. I’m a clean hippy

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  • kare

    kare April 9, 2015, 7:03 pm

    I’m really tempted to suggest my friend. They have a child together and are engaged, but he still occasionally gets barred out and hates paying for any of the baby’s expenses. I’m pretty sure she has an eating disorder now (she’s under 100 pounds and 5’8″), but he does not even seem to notice how scary thin she is. It’s just a mess all around.

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    RedRoverRedRover April 9, 2015, 8:47 pm

    Why would they agree to do the show though? I’d be insulted if someone tried to put me on this show.

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      Marcie April 10, 2015, 5:04 pm

      I know, right? One would assume the relationship/friendship you had with the person you nominate would be so over.

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    Unwanted_Truth April 10, 2015, 10:47 am

    I don’t know, I really don’t like stuff like this. Unless someone is abusing the other, whether physically or mentally, my opinion is friend or fam or not, mind your own fucking business and stay out out of other peoples relationships. It’s solely up to the two people involved and that’s it. If they are bickering about how unhappy they are but never do anything about it just tell them you’re tired of hearing the drama unless changes are actually being made, other than that, I think the idea behind this show is garbage and people need to worry about themselves and not try to break two people up just because YOU somehow became the know it all and decided, HEY!! Let me throw this monkey wrench into the middle of my friends relationship. Mind your own business people.

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