Examining the cultural stereotype of "cat ladies," women who are detached from other people and instead establish connections with animals. Included: interviews with four women who have struggled with their perceived self-worth.
Profiling women whose religious beliefs lead them to avoid birth control, have large families and homeschool their kids. Included: two moms following the Quiverfull conviction; a woman who abandoned the lifestyle after becoming overwhelmed.
Four women discuss shopping addiction and the financial consequences of their overspending. Included: a woman who is $55,000 in debt; a woman who uses her parents' credit card despite her father's job woes. Also: a look at compulsive-shopping triggers.
Women who escaped abusive relationships under terrible circumstances are interviewed. Included: a woman who survived being shot twice in the head; a woman whose abusive husband killed her children; a look at the Drew Peterson case.
A look at marriage agencies and the women involved with them. Included: a Ukrainian woman who's engaged to a gamer from Sacramento; a woman involved with a man who runs a marriage agency; two women looking for an American husband online.
Three women who survived hostage crises tell their stories. Included: a teacher aboard a hijacked plane; a missionary who was kidnapped in the Philippines; a corrections officer captured by two inmates in an Arizona prison standoff.
Rock-and-roll groupies are profiled. Included: 1960s groupie and author Pamela Des Barres; Phoenix twins trying to revive rock's golden age; a woman who writes and distributes a groupie-themed newsletter; a former heavy-metal groupie.
Three women diagnosed with dwarfism tell their stories. Included: a woman studying clinical sexology; a busy mom with a full-time job and a gig as a mascot; and a woman trying to get into the acting business.
A look at women whose marriages have ended and how they've coped with the loss. Included: the high-profile breakup of Dina Matos and former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey; the divorce of Judy Steinberg and comedian David Steinberg; a businesswoman who created a breakup-inspired online boutique; a former couple living in a home divided by a wall; and a divorcée who started a boot camp to help women heal from breakups.
Women whose children are accused of murder tell their stories in the Season 5 opener. Included: an ex-Marine's rampage that left several people dead; a gang-related shooting; a case of alleged child abuse that led to murder; a mom's fight to prove that her son was framed.