Dr. Viviana weighs in on how therapy can help you avoid divorce.
Despite being married for seven years, the Married at First Sight couple has never shied away from the good, bad and wild parts of their relationship. But in recent weeks, the pair has made headlines for their social media posts that often paint a marriage in serious distress.
“We’re not giving up on each other—not now, not ever,” Jamie proclaimed through Instagram on Aug. 10 while looking visibly upset in a selfie next to a tearful Doug. “Right now, I’m fighting for my marriage. For my children. For ME.”
While some are quick to criticize the couple for being overdramatic or sharing too much information, this duo says they are providing an authentic look at marriage that isn’t always hearts and kisses.
“Honestly, the past couple of weeks I feel like finally, there’s like a little bit of a light at the end of the tunnel because for a long time, I was wondering whether or not we were able to overcome just some of the problems that we were having,” Jamie exclusively shared with E! News on Aug. 20. “And honestly, I don’t know if we would have if it wasn’t for therapy, which sounds, I know probably sounds crazy to some.”
Back in 2014, Jamie and Doug met on the very first season of Married at First Sight. After following through with the social experiment, they appeared on Jamie and Doug Plus One in 2017 and filmed the birth of their now 4-year-old daughter Henley. Most recently, they documented the arrival of 15-month-old son Hendrix on Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam.
“We’ve made a commitment to each other and to really our fans that have been with us from day one to show the good, the bad, the ugly and everything,” Doug explained. “More importantly though, I think it’s inspiring to not just show issues or problems or challenges, but very rarely do you get to see the progress of the work that’s being made and the solution to it.”
“A lot of people don’t see the work put in behind the scenes,” he continued. “I personally can’t imagine a life without Jamie, without this family and I know how great it is and how great it can be and how much we can grow.”
According to Doug, he can be a “terrible communicator” who finds himself unable to “get out what I need to say or what I really mean.”