‘Married At First Sight’ Recap: Marriage Experts Push Couples to Open Up on ‘Happily Ever After’

Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After recap shows that the couples reunite with the experts in Boston to take what they’ve learned and put it to the test. The goal of the expert retreat is to provide support to the couples during this challenging time. More importantly, for the couples to learn from each other and lean on one another.

Additionally, this is a great time for the other couples to pick Shawniece and Jephte’s brains about parenthood. Surely, the parents-to-be are curious about what lies ahead. Here’s what happened on Lifetime’s most recent MAFS:HEA episode

Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After – Bobby Dodd Opens Up To Danielle Bergman

Danielle Bergman has a hard time verbalizing her emotions to Bobby Dodd. However, after hearing how bad Shawniece Jackson feels that Jephte Pierre won’t say “I love you” she worries Bobby feels bad too. It’s a real eye-opener for Danielle and she is working on being more emotionally expressive.

Mostly, Married At First Sight hubby Bobby Dodd is concerned because Danielle Bergman isn’t interested in being physical. At first, Bobby thought it was normal prenatal stuff. However, hearing that the other guys still have active sex lives with their wives during pregnancy, he begins to wonder.

Bobby And Danielle – Bringing Sexy Back

Bobby finally opens up to Danielle, telling her that he misses their intimate moments. Not just the physical but their deep conversations as well. He asked her if she feels good when she’s away from him and then feels sick when she’s around him. Danielle’s assures him that that is not the case, just feels worse at the end of the night.

Danielle really listened to Bobby and seems to be making a real effort to bring the intimacy back into their marriage. Dr. Jessica says that the first step to bringing intimacy back is to remember what you love about your spouse. So, she suggests that Bobby and Danielle take the time to pay each other compliments. It helped them communicate and is helping Danielle open up a lot more.

Anthony D’Amico And Ashley Petta

Married At First Sight couple Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico are getting much better at communicating. Ashley says that she now understands why Anthony needs to walk away sometimes. It’s not because he doesn’t care, he just needs to process the situation. Ashley says that communication is something they’ll always have to work on but it’s definitely progressing.

Dr. Pepper asked Anthony what some of his biggest fears are when it comes to the baby. He said he worries that he isn’t prepared enough or might be missing something. However, no one is ever fully prepared for the arrival of a baby and a lot of it comes with experience.

Anthony and Ashley are moving in three weeks and they will be an hour away from her family. Certainly, it will be a struggle to not have her loved ones around to help. Dr. Jessica urges them to lean on each other and find what works best for them.

MAFS – Jephte Struggles To Feel Love For Shawniece

Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After new dad Jephte Pierre gave the fathers-to-be a little insight into what being a papa is like. The expectant dads got a lot of helpful tips and information from Jephte. Meanwhile, Shawniece shared her experience in labor and being a stay-at-home mom with the two other expectant mamas.

Shawniece also confided that she is having a hard time dealing with the fact that Jephte doesn’t tell her that he loves her. Jephte Pierre later admits to MAFS Pastor Cal that he loves Shawniece but he’s not in love with her. He also said seeing how much Shawniece does makes him realize he could never be a single dad. Jephte says that’s partly why he’s fighting so hard for their marriage. It’s no wonder Shawniece is feeling emotionally neglected if the feelings aren’t there on Jephte’s part.

Pastor Cal Says to Give the Feels Time

Pastor Cal tells Jephte that he’s in charge of how he feels by what he tells himself. He urges Jephte to spend one week saying all the positive things he can about Shawniece. Pastor Cal says that the feelings will come and it will change their marriage for the better. Jephte says he will try everything to make sure that they succeed in their marriage.

The Married At First Sight couples still have some work to do but they’ve made much progress and come so far. Surely, it will be exciting to see what comes next. Tune in to Lifetime Tuesdays at 10 PM to keep up with your favorite MAFS couple.

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