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    Seven Year Switch – Identifying and Aligning With Relationship Struggles

    As I safely tuck away the memories…good and bad of 2016, I resolve to live, laugh, love and learn more in 2017. I resolve to be a better wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend…and blogger. As a lifelong learner, I continually seek ways to gain knowledge. Through it’s innovative and inventive programming, production company Kinetic Content provides me the opportunity to grow in my relationships while getting my reality TV fix. Watching “Seven Year Switch” on FYI is one of those opportunities.  In this docu-series, eight people agree to pair up with experimental spouses and participate for an intense two weeks in a series of expert-guided activities and exercises called switch…

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    Seven Year Switch S:1 E:8 Finale! Accepting the Truth

    The first season of Seven Year Switch far exceeded my expectations. Every Tuesday night, FYI Network and producers at Kinetic Content took us on an intense emotional roller coaster, sprinkled with a dusting of sound applicable relationship advice from psychologists Dr. Jessica Griffin and Dr. Dan Shapiro. The season finale was hands down the most nerve-wracking two hours of viewing pleasure I’ve had since the finale of Married at First Sight Season 2. No wonder FYI has become my new go-to station for my reality TV addiction…intense emotion and sound advice? That’s a win-win! Houston and AleshiaHouston seems to have turned over a new leaf, helping with domestic chores. He and Aleshia talk about whether…

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    Danielle Wolf – An Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at FYI’s Seven Year Switch

    FYI Network’s newest innovative and groundbreaking series, Seven Year Switch has four couples living with an experimental spouse for two weeks, in an attempt to learn the skills needed to fix their broken marriages. Eric and Danielle Wolf, of Thousand Oaks, CA, were one of four couples that participated in switch therapy. Pairing up with experimental spouses Rachel Farris and CW MCGee of Nashville, TN, gave them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see if the grass is actually greener. While watching Seven Year Switch, I admire Danielle’s complete honesty and willingness to be vulnerable. Although what she says isn’t always easy to hear, she put her true feelings out there in order to learn and…

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    Seven Year Switch S:1 E:7 Reunited With Reality

    Participating in FYI’s Seven Year Switch gave four couples a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what it would be like to be married to someone else. It allowed them to see if their perceived ideal qualities in a partner were what they really needed and wanted.Now it’s time for the experimental spouses to say goodbye to each other and return to reality. What did they learn in switch therapy and will they successfully apply it to their marriages?  Final Goodbyes Aleshia experienced life with a spouse that was attentive to her. She felt appreciated, something she didn’t feel with Houston. Will Houston make their marriage a priority? Neal appreciated Aleshia’s…

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    Aleshia Osemwengie Reveals Fears, Challenges and Lessons Learned on FYI’s Seven Year Switch

    From the producers of Married at First Sight, Kinetic Content teamed up with FYI Network to bring us another relationship-based reality TV series, Seven Year Switch. In this innovative and radical social experiment, couples spend two weeks with an experimental spouse that has their “ideal” traits in a partner.Las Vegas couple Aleshia and Houston Osemwengie, participated in switch therapy with Atlanta couple Leah and Neal Carney. Aleshia spends her time working and studying to get her graduate degree and Houston works as an engineer by day and a DJ by night. With their busy schedules, it’s difficult to find time for each other and their marriage has suffered. In switch therapy, the activities and advice from psychologists Dr. Jessica Griffin and…

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    Rachel Farris Shares Exclusive Insight Into FYI’s Seven Year Switch

    FYI Network is my go-to channel for entertainment. When partnered with production company Kinetic Content, the result is an innovative and groundbreaking reality TV.FYI’s Married At First Sight was an overnight success based on its authenticity, relatability and expert relationship advice.In their new series, Seven Year Switch, four couples participated in a radical social experiment – switch therapy – where they lived with an experimental spouse in an attempt to save their troubled marriage. Although a skeptic at first about Seven Year Switch, I was quickly convinced it was must-see TV. The intensity and momentum continued to build each week and left me wanting more.  Rachel Farris, 38 and CW McGee 37, of Nashville,…

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    Seven Year Switch S:1 E:6 – Facing Regret

    FYI’s new hit series Seven Year Switch is a radical social experiment. In a last ditch effort to save their marriages, four couples are paired for 2 weeks with an experimental partner that has the “ideal” qualities they think they want. In episode 6, we were promised intense and that’s exactly what +FYI Television Network delivered!  Spousal Meeting of the Minds Things heat up as the couples realize the experimental spouses have made a connection and have had fun together. They each feel a line has been crossed in the experiment. Regrets abound, but it’s what they do with those regrets, that matters. Although Hou has shared a bed with Leah, he’s upset to hear that Neal and…

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    Seven Year Switch S:1 E:5 – Diving Deep

      FYI’s new hit series Seven Year Switch is must see TV.  From the producers of Married At First Sight, (one of my favorites) comes another radical social experiment. Four couples are paired for 2 weeks with an experimental partner that has the “ideal” qualities they think they want. In a last ditch effort, they move in with a stranger in hopes of saving their marriage. Episode 5 of FYI’s Seven Year Switch is all about trust, the most critical component and foundation of marriage. Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jessica Griffin says, “These couples have forgotten how to be in a functioning relationship. What we’re trying to do is help recreate trust in their…

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    Seven Year Switch – I’m In it For the Long Haul

    I admit I am a reality TV and social experiment junkie. I am fascinated by how the human mind operates and interacts with others in challenging situations. But I also have a strong moral compass, which can cause conflict with my affinity for reality TV. When FYI announced their new TV series, Seven Year Switch, I had reservations. I wasn’t completely sure about the concept, but I vowed to keep an open mind. I watched the first 3 episodes with cautious optimism, and FYI did not disappoint. The title, Seven Year Switch, can be misleading. The concept of switch therapy is that couples spend two weeks with someone who fulfills their “ideal” traits in…