‘Married at First Sight’: Derek Tells Katie It’s ‘Sometimes Hard To Be Around Her’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Katie Conrad and Derek Sherman of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10 had an intense wedding ceremony and honeymoon, however they began preventing virtually as quickly as they returned to Washington, D.C., and by no means appeared to cease. 

Katie anxious that Derek wasn’t capable of emotionally join along with her or make himself susceptible sufficient to fall in love along with her. She was additionally jealous over his romantic previous and his friendliness along with her Married at First Sight castmates on their {couples}’ retreat simply earlier than Decision Day. Their explosive fights and Katie’s volatility appeared to fret Derek as effectively. 

As Decision Day loomed ever nearer, Katie and Derek headed out for a fondue dinner date on the Apr. eight episode of Married at First Sight, “Forever or Never.” After reflecting on one of the best components of their marriage thus far, the younger couple additionally opened up about their doubts. 

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Katie and Derek mirrored on their finest moments collectively simply earlier than Decision Day 

As they headed to dinner, 26-year-old Derek informed Lifetime producers that he needed to attempt his finest to make his marriage to Katie work. 

“I’ve told myself that I’m going to give my all and open up to her, even though I accept that I could easily get my heart broken,” Derek mentioned. “But if you don’t take that chance, you’re going to regret it for the rest of your life. And I want to see this through to the end.” 

At dinner, Katie puzzled what Derek had loved essentially the most about their time collectively thus far. “What has been your favorite part of our journey?” the Married at First Sight star puzzled. 

“Our one-month,” Derek revealed, as a flashback confirmed him making a collage of his favourite pictures of Katie and telling her that he thought of her household to be “his family” as effectively. 

“I really, really liked it,” Derek gushed to his spouse. “It felt special. Looking back at the promises we made to each other by re-reading our vows, and looking at ourselves, just the smiles we each had and our expectations for the future.”

Katie agreed that their wedding ceremony day had been extremely romantic. “I feel like on our wedding day, we were so thrilled with each other,” the 26-year-old psychological well being skilled mentioned. 

Derek added, “So, that was actually going to be the next moment I mentioned. Seeing you walk down the aisle, and then actually getting to know you.” 

The ‘Married at First Sight’ couple discussed their doubts going ahead 

Still, the couple’s journey down reminiscence lane wasn’t all constructive. “But we have a big decision to make, don’t we?” Katie ventured; in spite of everything, this was their final night time collectively earlier than Decision Day. 

“I’ll be honest. I’m a little scared,” Derek confessed. 

When Katie requested if he knew what her considerations have been about their potential future collectively, he informed her he felt he had a superb understanding. “So, I believe, being on the same page emotionally,” Derek started. “Expressing ourselves.”

The Married at First Sight star added that he knew he had generally been standoffish together with his spouse, partially as a result of he didn’t need her to be harm by his personal doubts about their marriage.

“And I try to do a good job, but sometimes, when it comes to our decision going forward, I’ve been a little bit reserved with expressing some of my doubts, because I didn’t want you to be more stressed with everything,” Derek admitted. 

But Katie informed Derek that his makes an attempt to not put doubts in her head had “backfired.” “Because it seems like you try to push things under the rug a lot, or try to avoid talking about them,” she defined. “It makes it hard for us to connect on that level. To me, that’s the most important thing. I want to have that emotional connection with you.”

Derek assured Katie that he nonetheless hoped issues would work out between them 

Still, Derek was clear that he needed to attempt to make their marriage work, it doesn’t matter what it took. 

“I want to see if I can make this work,” the Married at First Sight star informed Katie. “I want to see if I can fall in love with you. I think you’re worth finding out.”

“That was cute,” Katie gushed, however her face shortly darkened as she considered what had gone incorrect of their quick weeks of marriage. “I do see some potential sometimes, but I also see some red flags. Lack of connection, lack of initiative.”

Derek agreed to attempt to enhance issues on his finish. “That, I will work on,” he promised. But nonetheless, he had considerations of his personal about Katie. “And at least for me, one of my red flags is that, when you’re really stressed, it’s hard to be around you sometimes.” 

Taken aback, Katie warned Derek that that wasn’t more likely to cease anytime quickly. “Whoa,” she mentioned. “Okay, that worries me, because sometimes I can be really b*tchy, and I know that maybe that’s intimidating, but you might have to be confrontational with me sometimes. And it might not be fun, but it’ll show me that you are gonna step up to the plate.”

Derek laughingly agreed to “lay down the law” extra usually together with his spouse. But as they completed dinner, issues nonetheless appeared wildly unsure between the Married at First Sight pair. 

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