• Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight’s Jamie Thompson Reveals His Red Flags with In-Laws

    Jamie Thompson and Elizabeth Bice of Married at First Sight Season 9, were immediately taken with each other when they met at the altar. Within a few days, they professed their love for one another. However, it wasn’t long before they encountered some rough patches. An early area of contention was the over-the-top and bizarre possessiveness that Beth’s father felt for his daughter. On day two of the marriage, Ronnie Bice revealed to Jamie, “That’s my heart. [You] can’t have it. I’m very protective of my daughter. That whole lips on her face thing [at the wedding] really got me upset.” He went on to say, “It makes me sad…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight’s Amber Bowles Shares Why She Was so Quick to Forgive Matt’s Gwynne’s Overnight Blunder in this [Exclusive] Interview

    Matt Gwynne and Amber Bowles made a bold move to find love when they met at the altar on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight. Their relationship got off to a great start on their honeymoon in Antigua. However, it wasn’t long after they moved into their new home in Charlotte that reality set in. Last week’s episode ended with a bombshell that no one expected. A devastated Amber sobbed on film, “It’s two o’clock in the morning. Matt hasn’t come home. I care about my husband and I want to know that he’s safe. He has not texted me or called me back and his phone now is going straight…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight’s Keith Manley and Iris Caldwell Talk About Eye-Opening Moments in this [Exclusive] Interview

    When you say, “I do,” to a stranger on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, you know you’re in for a wild ride. Participants who sign up for this radical social experiment (produced by Kinetic Content) anticipate the unknown. What surprised Keith Manley and Iris Caldwell the most during the “honeymoon” phase of marriage? They share their thoughts in this exclusive interview. For Keith, the most unexpected thing he learned about Iris was on their wedding day. “Finding out that my new wife was a virgin was pretty shocking, to say the least,” he said. When Keith’s mom spilled the tea, there was a collective gasp on social media. Fans could…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight ~ Iris Caldwell Shares Communication Challenges With Keith Manley [Exclusive]

    On Married at First Sight Season 9, Keith and Iris are working on developing a foundation to go the distance. For them, the beginning of that foundation is communication. While Keith is more reserved about saying what he’s thinking, Iris is totally open with sharing her thoughts. Keith states on film how much he appreciates that quality in Iris. “It’s comforting to know my wife is so expressive. She will tell you exactly how she feels. She’s just somebody that I can express anything I’m feeling with, so she’s made things a whole lot easier [for me],” he says. Although things appear to be going well for them, there are…

  • Married at First Sight,  Season 9,  Uncategorized

    Married at First Sight Season 9~Amber’s Exuberant Affection vs. Matt’s Quiet Reserve

    Amber is a 27-year-old 8th grade English teacher who considers herself a tomboy. When her mother left her at the age of seven, she developed a fear of rejection. Now she’s ready to put her trust in the experts and is committed to making her marriage work. Amber is honest and open about her instant attraction to Matt. She’s so thrilled with her match, she can’t stop kissing him. Matt is a 31-year-old professional basketball player. After spending many years traveling for his career, he’s ready to focus on settling down and planting roots in Charlotte. Matt is introspective and low-key, contrasting with Amber’s energetic and upbeat personality. At first…

  • 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

    Married at First Sight ~ Respect is a State of Mind

    After watching last night’s episode of Married at First Sight, I feel gut-punched. I want these couples to succeed to the point that I feel a personal investment in their success. The focus on respect this week got me thinking about how we individually interpret respect based on our upbringing, experiences and each situation. We show respect when we honor people of authority…parents, teachers, bosses. Self-respect is when we follow a moral compass or set of values we define for ourselves. There is also mutual respect in relationships. Respect in relationships is built when you consider the thoughts and feelings of your partner over your own. That requires active listening. It also requires eliminating…

  • 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…

  • Married at First Sight

    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…