I finally have a minute to do a MAFS recap. Decision time is right around the corner and I am not even sure all of the remaining couples are going to get to that point. I would not be surprised if every single couple broke up this season. I’ll be shocked if more than one couple continues and I am not even sure which couple that could be. So let’s see where they all are now. It’s 17 days until decision day and the “experts” and I use the term loosely are trying to fix their crappy matches. I’m trying to stay busy. And thanks to everyone for all of your kindness during this difficult time. Y’all are really getting me through this.
Katina & Olajuwon
We start with these two going grocery shopping for the first time. Apparently, Katina lacks many basic skills of an adult including grocery shopping. I predict this will not go well. He is already trashing her cooking and grocery shopping. It seems they are going to have a cookoff. Pastor Cal meets with Katina. She takes no responsibility for having a dating app on her phone. Katina is not yet ready for sex.
Dr. Pepper meets with Olajuwon. Olajuwon has a better feeling toward their marriage. He feels like she doesn’t always tell her the truth. He admits he was afraid of her having the dating app. She talks to him about talking down to her. He denies that. She talks to him about his tone when he talks to her. He is very defensive about that and says if that is how she genuinely feels she should say no on decision day. Wow. Dr Pepper asks how he can talk to Katina in a way that doesn’t feel demeaning to her. And he didn’t like that.
Lindsey & Mark
Lindsey and Mark are also bickering. Mark feels disrespected. Can you blame him? See above. Lindsey seems to treat Mark like shit lately. Lindsey seems drunk. They have a heated argument. Mark tries to defend himself. Lindsey keeps coming at him. Mark meets with Pastor Cal. He tells Mark that Lindsey’s bad behavior remind him of his mother. Pastor Cal tell Mark to give Lindsey what she wants. I’m not sure I agree with that. Mark wants to make it work with Lindsey but she makes it so hard.
Lindsey meets with Dr. Pepper. She tells Dr. Pepper that she was all in. Dr. Pepper tells her she needs to do better, basically, with her communication. So she tried to help he with her communication. Lindsey says she is sad all the time with Mark and basically everything. Dr. Pepper tells her to share that with Mark. She tells her not to be so combative, but in a kind way. You think?
Mark and Lindsey have a good talk after therapy. Hope remains.
Noi & Steve
Much like the other couples, these two are still bickering. Dr. Pepper meets with Steve first. Steve feels like Noi is making her posts. They are all kind of shady toward Steve. She made a post that said, “The moment you start to feel that you deserve better you do. I’m not in a relationship currently, and even when I was I would never, ever have brought crap like that to social media or even here. It’s not kind. Steve was shocked and angry that she would put her emotions on social media instead of her husband. Steve is offended by her focus on money. I don’t feel like the marriage should be based on him showing her his bank accounts.
Pastor Cal meets with Noi and talks to her about her nasty social media posts. Noi is still expecting him to get a nine to five job. She doesn’t get it. I feel like Steve has probably the most savings and money than any other husband on the show. Noi and Steve talk about her social media posts. It seems, Noi thinks it is just fine to post negative things on social media. Noi just starts whining about money. What is going on with her face? It looks scarred. I’ve never noticed that before. Noi doesn’t deserve Steve.
Steve finally shares his finances with Noi. Or maybe not. Steve says that his part-time work is often more lucrative. But, he is willing to work full time. Noi wants a baby within a year and he is fine with that. But he doesn’t want to change diapers. Good grief.
Jasmina & Michael
Jasmina meets with Dr. Pepper. Jasmina feels good about the relationship. But she feels like she doesn’t know about Michael’s past. Jasmina says she doesn’t feel anything when he touches her.
Michael meets with Pastor Cal. He says it has been a rollercoaster. Michael says that he started off doing things for Jasmina just because he was her husband but not because he was attracted. WTF? Hell, I am attracted to Jasmina. But, now he doe them because he is attracted to her. Well good for him?!!!??? Pastor call shows him that doing the work will make the feelings come. And it is happening. Wait! They don’t even touch? Pastor Cal tells him to continue attempting physical touch.
Jasmina and Michael talk after therapy. They talk about trust. Jasmina says she needs him to trust him more before he opens up. She doesn’t seem to trust him. This seems like an impasse for these two. She doesn’t want to open up until she trusts him. They talk about how to build trust. So that they can be more physical. She needs more open conversations about his past. There may be a sliver of hope here. MAYBE.
The Group All Goes To Play Volleyball
Except for Noi who has a headache. Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper are there virtually to observe. Let’s just say they suck at volley ball. Or at least one team did. Lindsey is rather negative as usual. The “experts” don’t understand why her husband is hurt. Olajuwon tears into Dr. Pepper and says she was not helpful at all. He has no clue about how he speaks to his wife. In his defense, Katina is not very good at “adulting.” Then Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper walk out on the volleyball court. I love this.
Olajuwon is such a prick. Dr. Pepper was actually really kind to him. But, still. He’s a prick. Pastor Cal says Katina is exactly what he needs. And he needs to hear that. Yet, Olajuwon still has to keep running his stupid mouth. He says he is not in love with Katina. That was unnecessary. He just keeps shooting himself in the foot. Dr. Pepper asks Lindsey to explain why something hurts rather than leading with anger. Pastor Cal tells Mark to be there with Lindsey. Lindsey isn’t feeling it. Jasmina and Michael feel better about their relationship seem to be doing better. But Jasmina feels like she doesn’t know enough about him. Why didn’t we hear from Noi and Steve?
Next Week looks like a shit show.