‘Married at First Sight’: Derek Sherman Says It Could Take Him Up to a Year to ‘Feel Love’ For Katie Conrad

by Jeremy Spirogis
Katie Conrad

At first, Derek
Sherman and Katie Conrad
appeared like some of the promising {couples} on
Lifetime’s Married
at First Sight Season 10

25-year-old Katie and 26-year-old Derek had been instantly
drawn to at least one one other and had a blast on their romantic honeymoon in Panama.
Both grad college students, they appeared adventurous, curious, and open to new prospects
with each other.

But on the Feb. 12 episode of Married at First Sight, “New Wife, New Life,” issues between Derek and Katie obtained a little bit extra difficult. In a counseling session with Pastor Cal Roberson, Katie admitted she nonetheless had emotions for her ex, a former fling who led her to have second ideas about her upcoming wedding ceremony earlier than the season started.

Katie Conrad
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The ‘Married at First Sight’ couple admitted they had been previous the honeymoon part

While Derek
and Katie
appeared head over heels and giddy in love on their honeymoon, they
appeared rather more somber throughout a counseling session with Pastor Cal. When he requested
them how marriage was going to date, neither appeared too enthusiastic.

“I would say it’s been good,” Katie stated a bit hesitantly,
glancing at Derek for approval.

“It has been good,” he agreed. “It’s positively a transition
in a way.”

The Married at First Sight couple defined that they
had been transferring out of the honeymoon part, and actuality was beginning to set in. “The
first couple days, was the aid setting in,” Katie shared. “Like okay, we’re
attracted to one another, that’s good. And we had been getting alongside and having good

“Honestly I would say, all things considered, we’re doing well,” Derek added.

Derek stated he felt they had been ‘stagnant’ by way of romance

Still, it appeared like one thing was lacking of their
relationship, at the very least for Derek.

When Pastor Cal requested concerning the couple’s connection, the brand new
husband responded with much less pleasure than Katie may need hoped for.

“I feel it’s positively rising however I can’t say it’s at
this substantial degree fairly but,” the Married
at First Sight star
confessed. “We’ve
moved previous that little preliminary honeymoon part, and I really feel like we’re a little bit
stagnant with transferring ahead, making extra progress, as a result of I felt like we made
as a lot progress as we might with out actual emotions behind that.”

“Do you feel like you’re roommates?” the pastor questioned

“A little bit?” Derek puzzled.

Katie appeared harm and jumped in along with her personal reply. “I do know
you do,” she asserted. “I do know he appears like we’re roommates. He has stated the
phrase ‘roommate.’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m not your roommate, I’m your spouse.’”

She added that their connection felt “very surface-level” in the meanwhile, and that Derek’s lack of ardour left her feeling “concerned.”

Katie stated Derek’s admission harm her

While Katie appears to be a hopeless romantic, Derek provided a
extra down-to-earth clarification for his present emotions.

“For me, I notice that the primary factor that’s lacking right here
is time,” the Married
at First Sight groom
stated. “Like,
I would like this to work out. I’m gonna do all the pieces I can to see what occurs
right here.”

That’s when he dropped a timeline that appeared to go away Katie
feeling confused and greater than a little bit harm. “But I don’t assume I might
truly really feel love for at the very least six months to a yr,” Derek stated.

Katie confessed that listening to Derek’s timeline harm her
emotions and made her nervous about their future collectively. “It scares me that
Derek doesn’t know if he’s prepared to fall in love with me,” she instructed Lifetime
producers. “I obtained married at first sight to fall in love and be in love. If it
will get to some extent the place nothing is progressing, I’m not going to need to transfer

“I can’t say that I’m in love,” Derek continued. “But I positively
need to develop these emotions. I hope I do. But solely time will inform.”

Pastor Cal warned the younger couple about getting too caught
up within the emotional expertise of affection. He instructed Katie
and Derek
be affected person and focus extra on “growing” in love than on “falling”
in it. That would give them extra “control,” he defined, and would construct a
stronger basis for a wedding.

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