Wife Sharing

Wife Sharing

Wife Sharing

In this digital era, married couples can find themselves frustrated because of their lack of privacy. Even if you try your best to be discreet in your comments about your significant other, your significant other's mother or father may not be so delicate, or your in-laws may not be so discrete themselves. In these situations it can be difficult not to feel like the relationship is built on a foundation of mistrust and misunderstanding.



In 2004, The Spolansky Family had a unique episode as they were the first incredibly affluent family to be shown on the program. Jodi and Steven were given immensely harsh criticism for their entitled behavior and posh-like attitude on the show, like when Steven makes sarcastic and cruel remarks about Lynn's family (the swapping wife) and her family's financial status, or when Jodi made comments about doing Lynn's job (which is chopping wood for 2 hours a day) and then proceeded to put down Brad (the husband she was swapping with) for his family's lifestyle. They live on the glamorous Upper East Side in New York City, famously seen on The CW's Gossip Girl series where Jodi Spolansky is relatively comparable to Lily Van Der Woodsen, a Manhattan socialite and philanthropist and Steven Spolansky is relatively comparable to Bart Bass, a wealthy business mogul with a harsh attitude. They both were looked upon as neglectful parents as they were never really around their children and instead either going out shopping, out to the gym, working or out to dinner with just themselves alone. This episode also included The Bradleys, a New Jersey rural farm family with low income, the complete opposite of The Spolanskys.

At the end of the two weeks, the two couples all meet together for the first time, and the wives, along with their husbands, discuss how they felt about the two weeks. This often descends into personal insults and has degenerated into violence at least twice. More often than not, however, both families reach toward a middle ground and express that they have learned from the experience. Sometimes, the table meeting is a very heartfelt and emotional time for the two families who sometimes have complete and mutual respect for each other. A few weeks later, the cameras return to record what changes have occurred since the swap. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



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