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'Surviving Marriage' gives couples at their breaking point 'a unique form of therapy'

Take a couple in crisis, drop them on a remote island devoid of modern conveniences, strip them of any airs and defense mechanisms and get them down to who they really are, and find out if they really should be together.That, in a nutshell, is the formula for A&E Network's new unscripted series "Surviving Marriage," premiering Tuesday (March 24).In each hour-long episode, a couple on the brink of divorce undergo an extreme form of therapy that deposits them on a South Pacific island with limited access to food and water, thus forcing them to rely on each other as they negotiate challenging and treacherous conditions. Additionally, they must complete a series of physical and emotional challenges designed specifically for them by a team of marriage experts. At the end of the five days, the spouses decide the marriage is either over or worth saving."These are couples who are at their breaking point," executive producer Shelly... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/AMumIIkJoRc/surviving_marriage_gives_couples_at_their_breaking_point_a_unique_form_of_therapy-2015-03