Welcome back to MAFS Lessons; the only class you like studying for. In today’s class, we’re learning about why adults still need parental supervision. If you’re more of a visual learner, don’t worry, we got you:
To illustrate our findings, we’re going to use the following MAFS couples as case studies: Jonethen and Connie, Ivan and Aleks, Mishel and Steve, and finally Stacey and Michael. Let’s get cracking into our findings.
Firstly, Parents Keep It Real
Say you’ve decided to go on a reality television show to marry a complete stranger in front of millions of viewers a week. Are your parents going to be absolutely thrilled? Hey, probably not. For Connie, her mum kept it real by detailing her hatred for the show; “I can’t stand (MAFS), I feel so sorry for some of the people in that show… It’s ridiculous and catty”. Sure, this wasn’t the most supportive response, but at the end of the day, you need someone who is going to remind you of reality, especially when you’re emotional.
Secondly, Your Parents Keep You Grounded
Similar to Connie, Ivan’s parents kept him grounded. Ivan’s quite a character on the show; he’s confident, sassy and possesses a taste for the finer things in life. He, however, hates his mother’s singing. So when his mother whipped out an acapella moment at his wedding, he wasn’t exactly happy about it. But, at the end of the day, what are parents if they aren’t a little bit embarrassing. Parents keep you grounded; they remind you of a time that once was, your early years. So what if she’s not a Singstar? She doesn’t need to be one to put a light in your life!
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Also, Parents Can Be Your Support Network
Wedding days can be stressful, so when parents aren’t on board, stress levels can get particularly high. Thankfully Mishel’s mother was the ultimate support network. When Mishel dropped the bombshell that she was going on Married At First Sight, her mother was nothing but supportive, saying “I’m happy as long as you’re happy.” When I tell you I cried, you best believe it.
Ultimately, Parents Can Be Inspiring
After Jonethen’s father had a stroke, the MAFS participant wanted to change his ways. He said; “It’s been super hard on the family, we’re basically raising him again… that’s probably half the reason I’m going on the experiment… seeing him there crippled basically, it’s like.. You only get one life… You gotta give it a go.”
Not To Mention, Parents Are The Spitting Image Of You In A Few Decades
No, like seriously.
If you haven’t done your MAFS homework, make sure you catch up on previous lessons. So far, we’ve learnt how to never, ever, ever force chemistry, to not make a fool of yourself when there are cameras around, how to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.
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