As part of our extensive research for the book, having watched all the US and Australian MAFS shows, we were pleasantly surprised that the show is now being aired here in the UK.
Surprised, because usually, us Brits have a hard time being told what to do, being managed or having things “arranged” for us, especially in the serious and sensitive area of Marriage.
We also frown, mock and in some cases, are embarrassed to admit that we are open to educating and furthering ourselves using self-help media or companion books.
All three versions of the shows have their own unique spin and approach on the subject and I like how the UK version has taken the viewer behind the scenes in the lead-up to the pending weddings.
I was hoping to see more variety in the candidates but that aside, I was not surprised that one of the couples pulled out so early in the process.
It appears that family pressure was the reason behind the withdrawal, which, like I said, is not a surprise for a UK-based project/experiment.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the UK series plays out.
There is obviously a need (in modern-day society) to help singles find their happy balance, between being content in their singleness and open to prospect of sharing their lives in a long-term and hopefully lifetime marriage.
I am not suggesting that the MAFS experiment is for everyone, in my observations, irrespective of ethnicity or colour, It appears to suit a certain demographic.
However, when completed, it’s my hope that For Singles and Couples will be something that “men” as well as women will benefit from.
I have a passion to help the older teens, young and mature adults to develop their emotional intelligence and (where they wish) to aid them in forming lifelong commitments in marriages which hopefully last for life.
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