Married at First Sight has a serious issue that isn’t named Jessika or Ines.
What is gaslighting you may ask? Well, the simplest way to put it is the psychological manipulation of someone to the point where they doubt their own sanity and frankly, we see it week after week on MAFS.
But we’re going to be looking at the worst case with Heidi and Mike.
See Heidi and Mike seemed like an ‘okay’ couple at the ceremony but things quickly went downhill after that at their honeymoon. Heidi opened up to Mike about her less than happy past where Mike responded by asking her to “shorten her points out” and get to a conclusion.
Throughout the show, we see increasingly, troubling behaviour from Mike in the way that he seems to treat others like when he denied he said anything negative about Jess, told Heidi what she wanted to hear and then the show flipped it.
This comes to a head at the commitment ceremony, Heidi explained how she felt to the “experts” where she was met with questions and accusations from John about how this is “in her nature” when things get serious.
And frankly, that’s not on.
There is a claim that the “experts” don’t see what happens outside of dinner parties and ceremonies but I don’t buy that. For them to put the blame on her is a horrible thing. There are things that are happening inside and outside of her view that are influencing her opinion (which if she feels uncomfortable, there are plenty of reasons to back it up) and she gets told that?
It’s a treatment of a person that we really can’t get behind and they really need to look into how they conduct themselves and the show as a whole because it’s disgusting.