• Married at First Sight,  Season 8

    Married at First Sight Season 8 ~ Healing From Betrayal

    Season 8 of “Married at First Sight” has been the most difficult one for me to watch. Seeing  Luke and Kate’s disfunctional relationship was heartwrenching and triggered some memories of betrayal from long ago. As a form of trauma, relationship betrayal is one of the hardest things to heal from. The way you viewed the world has now changed. What you previously thought was safe, the things you could count and rely on, what works and what doesn’t work have been shattered. Your mind is in a state of chaos and you don’t have the internal or external tools to deal with those changes.  Kate believed Luke went into the…

  • Married at First Sight,  Season 8

    Married at First Sight Season 8 ~ Predicting the Future

    With Season 8 of Married at First Sight coming to an end, it’s time to make predictions on whether the couples choose to stay married or get a divorce. My thoughts have been going in a certain direction in the last few weeks. Last night’s episode solidified things even more for me. Let’s get to it… We’ve all heard the saying “opposites attract”, but to build a foundation of love, common core values have to be shared. Will and Jasmine have some conflicting core values.     We saw early on that gender roles were going to be a problem. While Jasmine wants a man to take care of her and pay the bills, Will…

  • Married at First Sight,  Season 8

    Married at First Sight Season 8 ~ Will and Jasmine’s Conflict on Gender Roles

    At first glance on Married at First Sight Season 8, it looked like Will and Jasmine just might be the perfect match. They were both physically attracted to one another and they had an initial easy banter between them. It wasn’t long before they realized that physical attraction is only one component of compatibility.  When the couple started having deeper conversations about finances and household tasks, they realized they are not on the same page with gender roles. Jasmine is looking for what she calls a “traditional” relationship, where the man takes care of the bills. Will is looking for a partnership with a 50/50 split.  In order for them to come…