Dating & Relationships

From 'Survivor' Host to Relationship Adviser: Jeff Probst Counsels Disputing Couples

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 3:36 PM, March 7, 2017

Aired March 8, 2017

As ‘Survivor’ host, Jeff Probst has spent 17 years and 34 seasons mediating contestant drama during Tribal Council, now he’s translating that to relationship disputes! Check out his sage advice for three couples below.

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How Should We Decide Where to Live?

Danielle is from Queens, John is from Brooklyn and they both live with their parents. They want to move in together, but both want to live close to their own family.

Jeff’s advice for John: “Either, as the guy, you go, ‘it’s about compromise, I’ll make the first big one, I’m doing this for you because I love you but it hurts.’ Or you say, ‘we gotta split the difference.’”

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How Can I Get My Fiance to Help More With Wedding Planning?

Donita and Devon are engaged but Devon isn’t helping as much with the wedding as she’d like.

Jeff’s advice: “Here are my two thoughts. I’m challenging whether you actually trust him to do this, or if you think it will be better with you, and if that’s the case, you gotta just tell him. But to you [Devon], dude, you gotta find a little bit of time because the truth of it is, that old saying, ‘Happy wife, happy life’? It is so true.”

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How Can I Get My Partner to Stop Making Messes?

Amy and Ryan recently moved in together but it drives Amy crazy when Ryan leaves stuff lying around, and Ryan gets annoyed when Amy puts his things away and he can’t find them.

Jeff’s (simple but effective) advice: “Is there any way you could just have a super cool bowl and put your stuff in it?”

Watch the video above for more words of wisdom from Jeff!

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