The 90 Day Fiancé franchise follows couples who are working to enhance their relationship, but some viewers believe TLC highlights too many negative qualities. Although the series enjoys indulging in chaotic relationships, not all couples are in such bad shape. In fact, many have overcome the odds and are still together despite the issues they faced.
The 90 Day Fiancé stars Alexei and Loren Brovarnik didn’t always have the best intentions or the strongest communication efforts. The two almost didn’t make it to their wedding day after an explosive argument about strippers and Loren’s best friend. However, over the years, the duo has grown together, strengthened their bond, and is now about to be a family of five. David Toborowsky and Annie Suwan are another couple that didn’t have the easiest beginning.
The couple was off to a rocky start when David struggled to pay his dowry and relied on his friends for support. However, similar to Alexei and Loren, these two have become a fan favorite with their own spin-off. Alas, not all 90 Day Fiancé relationships have proven to be successful, and as their relationships escalate negatively, they provide viewers with an inappropriate example of a relationship.
Relationships are not always rainbows and sunshine, and some couples have no problem airing the dirty details of their liaisons. As the situation gets uglier, couples turn to courts and restraining orders to create distance, like Chantel and Pedro Jimeno from The Family Chantel. The same goes for Paul and Karine Staehle. However, restraining orders are supposed to be for protection, but some couples decide to reverse the order of protection when their relationship takes a turn for the better. When couples argue often and retract their allegations, it’s difficult for fans to not compare their assertions to The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Unfortunately, 90 Day Fiancé’s Paul and Karine currently don’t have custody of their children. However, that didn’t stop Paul from taking their oldest, Pierre, resulting in a missing person’s report and child abduction claims. Paul and Pierre returned, which closed the case, but this isn’t the first time the riotous couple’s extreme situation has made headlines. With many viewers turning to celebrities for examples of relationships, highlighting the worst relationship qualities, like potential child kidnappings, is not a healthy example.
Chaotic relationships make for great TV, but there’s a thin line between tumultuous and abusive. Many franchise couples have been accused of being emotionally abusive, but some co-stars have taken it a bit further. Videos of Paul and Karine have revealed a physically abusive side that has had viewers worried about not only their safety, but the safety of their children. 90 Day Fiancé’s Angela Deem’s aggressive behavior toward soft-spoken Michael Ilesanmi has also concerned viewers and at one point resulted in a petition for her to be removed from the franchise.
All relationships will have their trials and tribulations. It takes time for partners to figure out the best way to communicate effectively and compromise with their other halves. However, many relationships appear to have more negative qualities than positive ones. With the 90 Day Fiancé franchise being one of the largest reality TV series, many viewers tune in for the pandemonium and tumult. While the turmoil can provide superb entertainment, it also gives fans a poor impression of relationships. In the end, viewers are hoping for more positive 90 Day Fiancé examples in future episodes.