Episode 302 of Hello Counselor features three guys getting told that the world doesn’t revolve around them. What’s new? The show aired on December 5th, 2016 and features Moon Heekyung, and Jeonghan and Seungkwan of SEVENTEEN as guests, as well as a few men who have some serious growing-up to do.
The first case involves a father who goes out to party until the sun rises every weekend while his wife stays at home taking care of their two young children, one of whom has a disability. Seriously, what kind of person goes out to the dance club and ignores his wife’s calls even when she’s in labor or his child needs medical attention? His excuse for his behavior is that he needs to relieve stress from work, which is certainly understandable, except that there are ways of stress relief that don’t involve pretending to be 21. He needs to come to terms with the fact that he’s not a single, 20-year-old college frat boy anymore who can act as irresponsibly as he wants. He also needs to understand that just because he is the breadwinner of the house doesn’t mean he can do whatever he wants and leave all the childcare to his wife. Raising kids is THE hardest job, and stay-at-home mothers should certainly not be taken for granted. Luckily, the cast seemed to knock some sense into him, encouraging him to be more compassionate and attentive, and made so much fun of his dancing skills (or lack thereof) that he maybe, just maybe, won’t have the face to step foot into his beloved club again.
Then, there’s the guy who locks his wife in a prison of a house, doesn’t let her out and even makes her get his toothpaste every morning so he can brush his teeth in bed. Sorry, but does he not have any arms or legs to do that himself? When he appeared on the show, he seemed like he had all of his limbs in the right places. He seriously needs to realize that being a housewife is not mutually exclusive from being a person. Women who are housewives are living, breathing beings who have lives and don’t solely exist to be controlled by the hubbie. And when he criticized her for her drinking problem, among numerous other things, did it ever cross his mind that HE might be the reason she needs the occasional drink? As the cast said, showing some love, understanding and communication goes a long way in a relationship.
As for the last guy, let’s be real, people who love to hear themselves talk are the bane of everyone’s existence. Instead of running his shop, this guy tells the same stories about his ex-girlfriend from 12 years ago to his poor employees so many times that ten of them quit. The remaining ones have heard his stories so many times that they have them all memorized because apparently his love life takes priority over getting work done. Thank goodness the cast called him out on his ridiculous behavior and sided with his employees, telling him to please, please give them some peace and quiet. He needs to stop being so full of himself and focus on what actually matters, like teaching them the skills necessary to run his business. As a side note, though, shout out to the young woman who brought him onto the show because she’s got some serious spunk and isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
The takeaway of the episode? Be considerate and always remember to step into other people’s shoes.