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Tom is happy to vent his marital frustrations in therapy, including a secret diary. Lynette, who refused joint counseling, is jealous and feels threatened enough to verbally attack Tom's therapist. Danny surprises his worried mother no less then potential dates by his choice. Orson and Bree play hardball in a fight for respect. Principal Hobson's careful method to classify pupils progress in each subject by assigning them to animal-named groups is badly tested when Susan and Gaby try to crack the code hoping for bragging rights if their kids is ahead. Written by KGF Vissers

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Challenges In Marriage
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"How About a Friendly Shrink?" is the thirteenth episode of the sixth season of Desperate Housewives.

Three events happen in it.First,we get to see Tom convince her wife to seek marriage counseling. Unfortunately,Lynette finds it not a good idea and considers it only for "losers".In the end,only Tom sees a couples' therapist and writes a journal about his meetings. Meanwhile,Gabrielle and Susan get curious as to who among their daughter is the smarter in school.This leads into a competitive behavior as they assist their daughters in school work and their homework until they both end up meeting the principal of the school.Finally,Orson who is now on a wheelchair makes life difficult for Bree as he becomes irritable.Will this lead to another breakdown in their marriage?

The storyline between Gabrielle and Susan was definitely funny.Despite the fact that it is somewhat pointless and provides no importance in the season's story,it gets to elicit a lot of laughter because I personally found it very funny.With regards to the marriages of Bree and Lynette,we get to watch some good drama as we begin to wonder as to whether they survive the challenges it brings to their marriage.


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