I LOVE the Married at First Sight weddings! This season had major good vibes with all three couples having instant physical chemistry. Of course, chemistry isn’t everything, but it sure does help if you are attracted to the stranger you marry!
While all three couples had physical attraction, Jackie and Ryan were the most comfortable couple. Ryan’s charisma put Jackie at ease right from their introduction at the altar. Throughout the wedding and reception, he continued to compliment Jackie and express how happy he was.
It’s clear that Ryan’s love language is words of affirmation and physical touch. Jackie will NEVER have to wonder what he is thinking or feeling. But as Dr. Jessica Griffin pointed out in “Married at First Sight Unfiltered”, can he tone it down a notch when needed?
Words of affirmation may be what Ryan needs to hear, but how does Jackie give and receive love? With a less exuberant personality, will she be able to express herself in the way that Ryan needs? And finally, the BIG question on everyone’s mind, can she set aside the ghosts of her past to truly find happiness again?
The saying, “opposites attract” is certainly true with Jephte and Shawniece. He is quiet and reserved, she is bubbling with a fervor for life. He is cautious, she throws caution to the wind. He is slow to trust, she is all in. They are clearly attracted to one another, but there’s another important saying to consider…”beauty is only skin deep”.
To fall in love, you need a clear understanding of who your spouse is on the inside. It’s also important to have a level of respect for your differences. It’s a fine dance of give and take that requires time to perfect. Pushing an introvert too far out of their comfort zone will shut them down. Completely withdrawing from an extrovert will destroy their trust.
With guidance from the experts, I think Jephte and Shawniece can develop a foundation that will go the distance. But it’s going to take patience and a willingness to compromise. Will they BOTH commit to giving it their all?
The smiles on Jonathan and Molly’s faces the ENTIRE wedding day said it all. Their light-hearted and easy banter was infectious. It took the awkward out of marrying a stranger and replaced it with fun. Friends and family breathed a sigh of relief, as we saw their fears literally melt away.
Humor is an important part of a healthy relationship. If you can laugh with each other during both the good times and bad, it can ease some of the burdens we face in life. The important thing to remember is that we don’t use humor as a shield to protect our hearts.
The divorce of Jonathan’s parents and the loss of Molly’s father is certain to have built a brick or two around their grieving hearts. In order to start building a foundation of trust, they need to break away any barriers and get beneath the surface.That’s a tall order for any couple just beginning their relationship. Is it possible to do it in 8 short weeks?
Each season, just when you think it can’t get any better, production company Kinetic Content steps it up another notch. Last week the men and women got to meet each other BEFORE the weddings. Tonight we got to see a UNIQUE behind the scenes look from the experts on “Married at First Sight Unfiltered”, hosted by Jamie Otis of Season 1. I LOVE these changes.
Now if they could work on easing up a bit on those cliffhangers…