After weeks of speculation about what was to come, Seven Year Switch came to an end on Tuesday night.
And while all four couples committed to stay together and work on their relationships, there was one pair who stood apart from the pack for all the wrong reasons.
From the get go, Brad and Tallena’s relationship raised question marks. Brad had a fiery temper and an inability to express his feelings. Tallena was shut down or yelled at whenever she expressed a different opinion, which left her feeling as though she had no voice.
Before the show, the Queensland couple were engaged, but due to Brad’s spending the wedding had been postponed. Whenever they fought, Brad would take Tallena’s engagement ring away and hold it ransom until “they” were happy again.
On the rare occasions where Tallena did do things for herself, Brad would lose his temper and detail in great length how it had affected him, how it made him feel, why his irrational response was in some way her fault.
Tallena and Brad at the start of the experiment. Source: Channel 7.
And on Tuesday night's final episode, this emotionally abusive behaviour became more glaring and more unsettling than ever before.
Having been reunited the previous week, Tallena advised Brad that she wasn't yet ready to come home and decided to stay at a hotel while she collected her thoughts.