Season 3 of Married At First Sight has finished. I’m not gonna lie, I’m bummed about the turnout. Every new season I get so excited to see what can happen between two souls who are 100% willing, ready, and able to commit to marriage. And so far, no one has been able to really make that commitment for whatever reason.
I get it. It’s really tough. As much as we as the viewers think they are getting to know each other during their experiment – they’re still really just strangers. Two people who are married and want the same thing, but are essentially dating and do it all backwards. I just wish Doug and I could chat with them and let them know that it is OK to be married and still essentially strangers. It is OK that there isn’t ‘love at first sight’ – I mean, how real is that anyway? I’d tell them to take time to really get to know each other – build a relationship that is based on friendship, trust, and loyalty. Love will definitely follow. Don’t pressure your relationship and don’t expect to be “happily married” right off the bat. This all takes time.
I remember when Doug and I were in the experiment. We were not in love. I didn’t know if I could trust him. I wasn’t sure if we would even last a full year… and to have these thoughts as a newlywed is NOT normal. It freaked me out! As you all know by now, I was 100% honest with him about this. And each time I would tell him my doubts (balling like a baby, lol) he’d just look at me and calmly say “Jamie, have you ever fallen in love with someone in a matter of weeks or a few months? Give us time….” He was right. I never had. I needed to just relax and enjoy “dating” my husband. I wish I could relay this message to the couples.
MAFS: The First Year
I am so happy to say that we are finishing out season 2 of Married At First Sight: The First Year! It began last year in October and now it finishes this year! Ya know, it’s tough for me to watch this season. It’s tough for me to know my in-laws are watching this season. Doug and I were at a point in our relationship where we really were on the brinks of divorce. Obviously, we didn’t want that but we had no idea to help ourselves and our marriage. Before I go and spoil the whole show for ya I’ll stop there. 🙂
Doug and I will be LIVE on twitter, Facebook, instagram, periscope – and we’ve added snapchat to the list. We are becoming slightly obsessed with snapchat. I think it’s the whole animated faces and face swaps that won us over! lol Follow me at JamieNOtis and Doug at DougHehner! We love chatting with you LIVE in real time!
See you tonight!
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