Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

Marital Advice on TV Sinks to a New Low

There's always plenty of terrible marital advice being doled out on TV, and not just on Jerry Seinfeld's show The Marriage Ref, which has surprised critics by lasting long enough to attract at least one lawsuit from a disaffected spouse. So it wasn't odd that Pat Robertson offered some couples counseling on The 700 Club. It was what he said that was unexpected. He too surprised critics, and outraged some supporters, by suggesting that it's better to divorce your Alzheimer's-stricken wife than to cheat on her. Doing neither, apparently, is not an option.