• Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight ~ Flying High, Holding on Tight and Hitting Rock Bottom

    As season six of Married at First Sight comes to the halfway point, couples take viewers on a trapeze ride that leaves us breathless. Seriously. I can’t breathe. I could hear a collective gasp as Pastor Cal talked about being “submissive” to your spouse. So what does that mean? In essence, it’s putting your partner’s wants and needs above your own. It’s being selfless. When both partners are willing to do this, they develop a strong foundation based on compromise. Okay…exhale.  Jephte and Shawniece are flying high right now. When Jephte refused to swap phones and walked out on Shawniece, it could have been the end of their relationship. Instead, he used a…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight ~ Energy in Authentic Relationships

    With authentic relationships, positive energy flows continually from one person to the other and back again. It’s rarely ever a perfect balance, rather like the ebb and flow of the tide. You give of yourself to fill the other person’s need for unconditional love, support and acceptance and they give of themselves to fill yours. It’s going through times of trial that you realize who the people are that are there to lift you up and carry you when you are too weak to walk on your own. They fill up your emptiness with words and arms of love so you can survive another day.  It is through this lens…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Is It Honeymoon Bliss?

    The Married at First Sight weddings are over and it’s on to honeymoon bliss…or is it? Ryan and Jackie are definitely in the blissful stage. In the first few hours and days of their marriage, their physical and emotional connection is so real, it’s hard to believe they just met.  Their families also jelled like they’ve known each other for years. Seeing their children so happy at the wedding and brunch brought relief and joy to both sets of parents, but especially Jackie’s after watching their daughter endure such a devastating loss.  So far, Ryan is saying and doing everything perfectly. So perfectly, that it leaves room to wonder if he’s sincere. Even Jackie…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight ~ Chemistry Is Great But Real Beauty Lies Much Deeper

    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.…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight ~ Boston Marriage Marathon

    In Season 6 of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, 50,000 singles from the Boston area applied for the radical social experiment, with the ultimate goal of marrying a stranger. These singles put complete trust in a panel of show experts that use science and research to match them with their potential soulmate. Here is a first look at the six singles chosen to marry a stranger.  Jaclyn Schwartzberg, a 29 year old sales representative, has suffered the life-changing tragedy of losing a mate. Knowing what a healthy relationship is, she’s willing to risk it all to have a second chance at love.As a fire fighter, construction worker and landlord, 29 year old Ryan…

  • The Spouse House

    The Spouse House ~ Just Do It or Don’t Even Think About It?

    In The Spouse House this week, some relationships are starting to take off, some are beginning to unravel and others vacillate between the two. Just when viewers think they know what’s going to happen, they get thrown a curve ball.  Here are this week’s do’s and don’ts…  Don’t Even Think About… Asking her father for her hand in marriage and  getting cold feet when she says she loves you. Ouch.   Coming to the #SpouseHouse to get married  and freaking out when you’re asked to be in  a monogamous relationship. Confusing.  Flirting with men who are already in  exploratory marriages with other women. Gutsy. Alternating between ride or die…every other minute. Exhausting.  Letting another women get touchy-feely with you and then calling HER…

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    The Spouse House ~ Make or Break Shocking Moments

    There were some shocking moments this week in The Spouse House by participants and experts alike. Things are changing so quickly, it’s hard to grasp it all.   First, can we take a moment to acknowledge the  cuteness of Danny and Naya in their matchy patchy Mr. and Mrs. shirts?  This is what you call wedded bliss, folks!!! Okay…let the jaw-dropping begin.     The first curveball…we ALL thought Bri  was going to propose to Chris. Instead she makes a shocking decision to leave the #SpouseHouse.       The new kids on the block are in utter dismay that they’re  still ‘single’ and ‘hanging tough’ as they walk ‘step by  step’ out of the door ‘tonight’. See what I did there?  …

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight ~ Reunited and It Feels So Good

    The Married at First Sight Season 5 Reunion special on Lifetime had fans standing up and cheering. In a history making season, all three couples remained married beyond the initial eight week documentation period.  Nate and Sheila Nate and Sheila are adjusting to married life and learning how to communicate with each other. Sounds like a normal marriage to me. The biggest challenge they have is learning how to fight fair. Also sounds normal to me. Let’s talk about that for a moment.It’s okay to be angry with your partner. Yes, I said it. Anger is a completely normal feeling in any relationship. As long as you don’t push buttons, go after vulnerabilities or…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Commitment Beyond Documentation

    Oh what a night! As fans sat on the edge of their seats with their stomachs tied in knots, the six Season 5 Married at First Sight partners revealed one by one their decision to stay married. I could almost hear the sigh of relief over social media as #MarriedAtFirstSight soared to trending at #5. History is made! Here’s my breakdown… Anthony and Ashley   Of the three couples this season, Anthony and Ashley lived on easy street. While they had a few minor bumps in the road, their road led straight to paradise. On Decision Day, Anthony finally got up the nerve to tell Ashley he loved her. She reciprocated those feelings…

  • The Spouse House

    The Spouse House ~ Exploratory Marriages

    This week on TLC‘s new hit, The Spouse House, things got real. Four couples moved in together to see what married life would be like; Tom and Ashley Lauren, Jimmy and Kelli Jo, Danny and Naya and Chris and Missy. We had some drama as well as some sweet moments. Let’s get straight to this week’s golden nuggets… Albert, Albert, Albert…kudos to him for taking the ultimate risk. Unfortunately, he got sent packing.  But hey, no risk, no reward! There has to be more to Bri’s meltdown because she certainly  wouldn’t be a basket case over a one week relationship. Right? Purple combines the calm of blue (Danny) with the energy of red (Naya). I’d…