The new reality series ’Love Addiction’ from Mike Mathis Productions premieres tonight on TV One!
‘Love Addiction’ captures couples’ relationship patterns on camera under the premise of doing a documentary on relationships. Once the loved one’s destructive situation is established, family and friends gather with one of three relationship experts for an intervention.
The experts on deck to help couples sort through their love addictions are:
Psychologist Dr. Alduan Tartt, parenting, teen and relationship expert and author of The RING FORMULA: How To Be The Only One He Ever Needs; personal growth and relationship expert Hasani Pettiford, author of Black Thighs, Black Guys & Bedroom Lies; and
Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, psychologist, Pepperdine University assistant professor, author of several critically acclaimed books, including Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide and Past-President of the Society for the Psychology of Women.
“We all know friends or family members who almost serially seem to end up in bad relationships, or who fall under the toxic spell of a bad romance, and we wish we could help them realize how much better they deserve to be treated,” said TV One President and CEO Wonya Lucas. “This series is not only riveting and full of emotion, it also should provide some great advice for those with troubled relationships and even those who want to keep their relationships healthy.”
In the premiere episode, viewers meet Marcus Foy, 29, and his girlfriend Suzi, 51, who is newly seperated from her husband. Marcus’ mother Adrienne Nixon has always encouraged him to follow his heart but believes that Suzi is too old for him. Marcus loves his mother but wants her to butt out of his life. With plans to marry Suzi once her divorce is final and currently shacking up in a house still financed by Suzi’s husband, Toni, Marcus’ family believes it’s time for an intervention!
The series shares their decision and then checks back several weeks later to see if they have freed themselves or fallen back into the negative relationship.
‘Love Addiction’ airs tonight at 8 pm on TV One!
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