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    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…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Trust According to the Experts

    There are so many reasons to watch Married at First Sight on Lifetime! The last two weeks the advice from experts regarding relationships and trust was so ah-maz-ing, I’ve decided to blog the little golden nuggets.  Dr. Pepperisms Intimacy is not just about having sex. It’s about trust and sharing your heart.  Marriage requires a lot of effort. It can be hard work. To be in love, to have a life with somebody else that is meaningful to you both, to have that trust, to have that joy, it’s worth everything.  Trust is often thought in terms of non-monogamy or betrayal of a secret, but trust is also about keeping each…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Building a Strong Foundation

    The couples of Married at First Sight have moved in together. Now they begin the task of how to do life together so they can begin to build a strong foundation. That’s the focus of this week’s recap.  Anthony & Ashley   One key issue for Anthony and Ashley seems to be family involvement, specifically Ashley’s sister’s presence in their life. We’ve seen she has the ability to influence Ashley’s thoughts by putting ideas in her head. Pastor Calvin Roberson stated it best when he said, “It’s very important to have support from your extended family, but support has to be solicited. Support is not the same as interference”. I firmly believe that family…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Words are Empty Vessels Without Empathy

    This week on Married at First Sight, the honeymoon’s are over and it’s time for real life to begin. The episode started with an intense discussion between Nate and Sheila. When Sheila reached her limit and was ready to shut down, Nate calmly approached her to apologize and ask what he could do to make it right. In an emotional scene that rocked viewers to the core, Sheila pleaded with him to not only hear the words she was saying, but to feel them. This hit me so profoundly, I knew I had to take a deeper look at it. What is it that gives us the ability to feel someone’s pain and…

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    Married at First Sight – Working Through Conflict

    What makes us all unique is the diverse set of thoughts, feelings and values we have that are based on our life experiences. When you marry a stranger, it takes time to work out how to merge those styles. Only a few days into the honeymoons, the struggles get real in this week’s episode of Married at First Sight on Lifetime.   For Nate and Sheila, conflict escalates quickly. Words are said that push buttons and trigger instant raw emotion. While Sheila internalizes and takes longer to process her emotions, Nate processes quickly and wants to move on.It’s important to understand that your partner’s way of approaching conflict resolution may be…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Finding the Balance When Opposites Attract

    Often in relationships, we find ourselves attracted to the “opposite”. This holds true on Season 5 of Married at First Sight. Although all three couples are initially attracted to each other, there is a definite contrast in their personalities.In theory, those strengths and weaknesses will balance and complement one another. However, in the beginning of a relationship, it takes time and effort to achieve that balance. It’s during the learning process that sometimes we get frustrated with our partner.      Our couples are very well matched. However, there’s no such thing as a perfect match or a perfect couple. It’s really important for them to understand their differences, as well…

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    The Ultimate Risk of Getting Married at First Sight

    We take risks every single day. There are minor risks like driving a car or ordering something new in a restaurant. There are major risks like switching jobs or moving to a new city. Then there are ultimate risks, like jumping off a cliff…or marrying a stranger. Bringing your walls down, building a foundation of trust and giving your heart to someone can be a scary thing with someone you know well. Imagine having to do that with a stranger in just eight short weeks. Yet, that is exactly what needs to happen if the six people on Season 5 of Married at First Sight want to have a chance at…

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    Married at First Sight Season 5 – Getting to Know Three More Singles!

    The premiere of “Married at First Sight” Season 5 was tonight on Lifetime and it could not have been more compelling. While we wait for next week’s episode, let’s take a look at three singles and get a sneak peek behind the wedding veil…or tux.  Anthony D’Amico Anthony is a 33-year old sales executive living in Chicago, IL. He is looking for a woman who is outgoing, funny, intelligent and generous. He’s ready to trust the experts to find a wife that he can learn to love and have a family with. Inside 5! Favorite sport to watch: Football Current TV series addiction: Can I have multiple addictions here? “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Master…

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    Married at First Sight Season 5 – Getting to Know Three Singles!

    Season 5 of Married at First Sight begins tonight and fans couldn’t be more excited! As we all wait with baited breath for the 3 hour season premiere tonight, let’s get a closer look at 3 of the singles. I wanted to see what blows their hair back…because you know…Chicago is the windy city!  Sheila Downs Sheila is a 31-year old director of operations for a local school district in Chicago, IL. She’s had the idyllic life with great role models. She knows exactly what she wants in a partner and is trusting the experts to find her perfect match!  Inside 5! Most cherished possession: Picture of my grandma –…