This time a year ago you'd probably find me sat on a train swamped with pages and pages of personality questionnaires, hoping that my answers would find me a lifetime companion, the person that would be my best friend and partner forever. I had so little faith in my own relationship decisions that I thought a TV show would fix it for me. Well, as you know, that's not exactly how it went. What I did find was not only a group of amazing new friends but a renewed love and apprec
Dear Reality TV Applicant, So you’re thinking of going on a TV show to meet the love of your life? A few of the participants of Married at First Sight from across the globe have come up with a some advice to help shed a little light on what you may be getting yourself in for. Firstly, we know that most of you aren’t TV wannabes but you need to get used to being branded as that, by people you know and people you don’t or ever even want to get to know. Recently there have been
You're standing on the edge. Any minute you can drop into a pit of sadness and fear. Sometimes you have no idea what put you there and sometimes the smallest of things has done it. You're totally out of control with what's going on in your head and the rational side of you knows it's going to pass but it's way back behind that big dark cloud. You feel guilty for putting this on those close to you over and over again so you end up sat alone on your bed (or on a bench in the st
I've spent the best part of my adulthood around people who are successful, powerful and sometimes controversial. From a young age I've watched friends and family be judged privately and publicly for their actions by people who don't know or care for them.
So what right do people have to judge others and their decisions? Does putting yourself in the public eye give people a right to have a say about your choices and your life?
Earlier this week I heard some news about my f
When we embarked on the totally insane endeavour to marry a stranger, all of us opened ourselves up to the full scrutiny of the British public and beyond (oh hi, internet!). Whilst we were aware that the show would be filmed and broadcast to the nation at prime time, it transpired there was a large gap between knowing, and fully understanding how that might feel. And the result was that even if you made it through the edit unscathed (and it might be worth a note here, that no
I think I can probably blame my father for my unrealistic expectations in life. I was his princess and never wanted for anything (note: if you've read my earlier posts you'll know that despite this it wasn't exactly an ideal childhood). I grew up on Disney films and dreams of Prince Charming sweeping me off my feet. Unrealistic? Absolutely. Unusual? Not really! So moving into adulthood meant that romantic relationships weren't exactly going to be the easiest thing for me to m