• Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight S:4 E:15 Marriage Requires Forgiveness and Yes…Change!

    Season 4 of FYI’s “Married at First Sight” was a success with two couples choosing to stay married. Although the experts used scientific data to match them, the real work of marriage is just beginning. So what advice would I give them after 37 years of marriage? First of all, it’s a challenge to meld two lives into one. It’s easier when you realize that you can’t change your partner, rather you can only change the way you respond to them.During our struggles I had to ask myself, what is it about our relationship that brings out the best and worst in me? What do I do that brings out the best or…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight S:4 E:14 Compromise for the Win!

    With the six week FYI social experiment “Married at First Sight”  coming to an end, the individuals agonized over one of the most difficult decisions of their lives…whether to stay married or get a divorce. In the end, all four committed to giving their relationship a chance beyond six weeks, in the absence of cameras. This is not a decision any one of them took lightly. It’s the one time they had to examine what is best for them individually. In contrast, many decisions in marriage require two people. That can be a challenge when each person brings their own unique set of thoughts, ideas and values. As the couples start to live their lives…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Married at First Sight Season 4: Why Derek Schwartz Chose to Stay Married

    Derek Schwartz and Heather Seidel of the FYI hit, “Married at First Sight” were a good match on paper with similar likes and ideas. But despite that fact, Seidel chose to end their marriage after just 10 short days. While fans were disappointed, no one felt the sting of rejection more than Schwartz. I had an opportunity to catch up with him and learn about his journey.Schwartz admitted the concept of marrying a stranger was unexpected. “I was totally surprised when I was first contacted to do the show. I got a message on a social media site saying they’d like to talk on the phone.”Although initially reluctant, the idea eventually took…

  • Married at First Sight

    Married At First Sight Season 4 – Getting to Know the Singles

    Production company Kinetic Content and FYI have given us a fresh start in season 4 of “Married at First Sight“. With the new location of Miami, a  diverse group of singles and the addition of two new experts, Pastor Calvin Roberson and communications expert Dr. Rachel DeAlto along with sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwarz, there is renewed excitement. Loyal viewers have hope that this edgy social experiment can have the happy ending they saw with Jason & Cortney and Doug & Jamie on season 1.Let’s meet four of the singles this season. Derek Schwartz Derek is 35 years old and lives in Miami, FL. He was raised by a single mother and is the younger…

  • Reality TV Star Interviews,  Seven Year Switch

    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…

  • Seven Year Switch

    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…

  • Reality TV Star Interviews,  Seven Year Switch

    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…

  • Interviews with Former Contestants,  Seven Year Switch

    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,…

  • Seven Year Switch

    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…

  • Seven Year Switch

    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…