Monday, June 26, 2017

Married at First Sight: Second Chances ~ Observations and Questions

In this episode of Married at First Sight: Second Chances on Lifetime, my focus was on body language in addition to words. Here are my observations on what I read between the lines.

Stop, Look and Listen...   

Salem and David never went beyond the friend zone. 

Zach admits something was off with Vanessa from the beginning.

It seems if you truly want to impress 
the "mother", you don't show up late to dinner...

...instead you tell her about all the love you have to give her son. 

You may have had a lack of "present" Andre, but 
you had no lack of "presence". Mama's like hugs. 

Chandra's honest first impression of the guys...Priceless!!!
Myles~What now, wait? Miracle marijuana?
Shannon~You seem like you can talk your way out of a lot of things.
Andre~I noticed your hair. It's a little bit of a shock factor. 

Mama Norton drops some truth bombs on
 David about Melika and her father's disapproval...

And Tara's mama gives a heartfelt plea not to hurt her 
daughter. I'm pretty sure the whole world feels the same way. 

Isabella gives David some serious shade about ignoring her... 

..while staring at Melika throughout the dinner with his mom.

I can definitely see that free thinkers are nurtured here. What
an interesting first meeting with a very eclectic and artsy family.

 I feel bad that Melika's parents didn't show up, but I gotta 
admit, I was a little distracted by the man with the white glasses.

David reveals to Isabella she's the perfect match for him...

...not to be confused with his revelation to Melika that she's the one.

So Many Questions, so Little Time...  

The first person to get the girl is Andre. 

But will the kids get along? 

And will Andre's lip smacking drive Vanessa crazy? 

Shannon's mom was hilarious when she said a
 t-shirt is not gonna "get it". But will Shannon 
step up the romance to get a week with Vanessa?

There is obviously chemistry between Vanessa and Myles, but 
do their moral compasses and lifestyles line up to make it long-term?

David tells Melika he loves her. Does she 
change her mind and say yes to moving in? If not, 
how will the other girls feel about his declaration of love?

Tara is perfect for David in every way, but can 
he shift his heart from Melika to her in such a short time?

Isabella is clearly one of the final two women...

...but does a meeting so soon with Rachel DeAlto,
mean the honeymoon is over?


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Watch Married at First Sight: Second Chances on Lifetime Thursdays 10:15/9:15pm CDT 

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Married at First Sight: Second Chances ~ Sunshine and Clouds

Could Married at First Sight: Second Chances on FYI get any more intense? Holy cow, my guts feel like they've been through my Spiralizer.  

It's clear through social media that people are firmly set in their camps. Tara and Myles are making S'mores for the masses, and for Melika and Shannon, the embers are dying out. We ALL want what's best for David and Vanessa, but in the end, they have to follow their hearts. 

Let's take a look at the moments that brought sun and clouds while watching their journey this week... 

Cloudy Skies

 Misha oozed with integrity as she said goodbye to David. 
She has a lot to give some luck guy. Go get your man, girl! 

Chris has a lot of great qualities that will mature well with age.

Although the guys reaction to Shannon was priceless...
will we ever get to see the real gem underneath the humorous shell?
I know it's hiding underneath there!

When you find out there has been no romance between
David and Salem. My prediction is she is next to go home.

I see pain on Isabella's face when she talks about her ex.
Does she need more time to heal her heart before she can fully commit? 

Shining Brightly as the Sun  

Myles saying he wants to raise children that are free thinkers is giving me life.
But hey, I'm a happily married woman! So the question is, is it giving Vanessa life?

The exes talk clearly had no impact on David.
That was not just a cordial peck. He went all in on that kiss with Isabella.

Zach is stepping it up and bringing his A-game...or is it his green-eyed game?!

Tara beams when she is with David. This is how 
every man wants his woman to look at him. Right David? 

Either Vanessa is giving Shannon some intensive 
hand-holding therapy, or she's hanging on for dear life.

Melika finally admits she can see a future with David and he's 
totally gobsmacked. Please don't hurt him. 

Andre is falling for Vanessa's smile, her cute little nose and 
her laugh. Vanessa is falling for Andre too...blonde curls and all. 


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Watch Married at First Sight: Second Chances on Lifetime Thursdays 10:15/9:15pm CDT 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

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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 other safe emotionally.
You can't build trust by assurances, you have to build trust with behavior. Once you can do that, you can create a lifetime marriage. 


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Trust is something many people in relationships struggle with because we take everything from our past and question people's intentions and whether we can be vulnerable with them. 
Trust is an essential component of any relationship. The only way that trust will build is through time and experience, through actions and words.  
We think that relationships are about grand gestures, but really it's the little things that add up over time.  


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They can start to build trust with each other. If they can learn to lean on each other's strengths and not focus on weaknesses, they can be a great couple. 
I want you to talk about some of your insecurities and vulnerabilities. The better you know each other, the quicker your trust is going to grow. 
If you're building a house and you have a foundation, think of trust like the cement that holds the blocks together.
Trust is that thing which says, hey, no matter what happens in our relationship, I'm going to be here for you and you're going to be here for me. That only happens when people are open and honest with each other. That's when real trust is built...out of honesty. 

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