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What I Have Learnt From Married to Medicine Reality Show

I have been watching Married to Medicine on Amazon Prime for months now, and I am loving the reality show. I stumbled upon this show earlier in the year, and I have been hooked ever since. For those who have never heard or watched the show, Married to Medicine is a reality show showcasing the lives of a group of doctors and their families in Atlanta. Cameras follow these doctors and their spouses, as they try to juggle their careers with family and social lives. I find the series very entertaining and informative. There are currently 6 seasons on Amazon Prime and I am currently watching the last season – Season 6.

 

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Married to Medicine is one of the few reality tv shows I can relate to now that I am in my 30s. Back in the day, you would catch me watching Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Only Way is Essex, and many other reality shows like that. But these days, I can’t bring myself to watch most of what I used to work back then. I just don’t have the time or energy to watch crap, so I save my TV time for programmes that make sense to me.

The Married to Medicine crew are fun to watch. I find their lives very interesting. My favourite couple on the show is Toya and Eugene Harris. Toya is a work from home mum (like myself) and Eugene is a doctor. I admire their relationship. They keep it real and you can tell they value one another. My least favourite couple was Quad and Greg Lunceford. I am happy to hear they have started their divorce proceedings. The marriage looked off from day 1, with no chemistry at all. And with all that has happened between them, I am glad they are letting themselves go their separate ways.

 

What I have learnt from Married to Medicine

I am not married to medicine in any way but I can relate with many of the women on the show in different ways. Marriage is hard work, and juggling a family is a blessing but it does not come easy.  Don’t let anyone fool you. So seeing these women struggle with these many hats deeply resonates with me.

 

Here are 2 things I have learnt from watching the show –

 

Marriage counselling is not a taboo

Today, we have Many couples all over the world are suffering in silence. They rather keep their issues to themselves than to share it with a qualified therapist. The whole idea of getting marriage counselling is not something that even crosses their minds, and I think that is so sad. Marriage counselling is not a taboo and this is a message that is heavily promoted on the Married to Medicine show.

Most of the couples on the show have had some form of marriage counselling. We have been able to follow them on their journey as they try to save their marriages. All but 1 marriage was saved. That only confirms how amazing marriage counselling can be. It is definitely not a taboo and every couple struggling with marital issues should consider getting some marriage counselling.

 

No marriage is perfect

No marriage is perfect. If any couple is pretending to have a picture perfect relationship, then they are living a lie. Many couples go about pretending to have the best marriage but the reality is usually a different story. No one really knows what goes on behind closed doors except the parties involved. So it is best to not get carried away with the lives other couples show off but instead focus on our marriages and relationships.

 

Have you seen any of the episodes of Married to Medicine? What are your thoughts on marriage counselling?

 

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If I Could Live Like a Celebrity

I love watching reality shows. Some of my favourites are The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE), The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and The Rachel Zoe Project. I was also a huge fan of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and all their other spin-off shows, but I have recently gone off those.

 

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Reality TV or Trashy TV as some of us like to call it is so relatable, and I guess that is the reason why they are loved by millions. You get to see these celebs living their lives, in their homes doing regularly stuff and it becomes addictive. I don’t watch reality tv shows as much as I used to some years (hardly watch TV these days) but I still play catch up on a few and watch more movies instead.

I am a huge fan of James Bond films, I have seen many of them including the latest Spectre. I like the flashy lifestyle of James Bond in the movies. From his expensive suit and shoes, to his cars, sunglasses and watches. The James Bond character is definitely living the life!

I recently came across this Licence to Chill infographic on www.chillmoney.ie  and I found it very insightful. It shows off the very lavish lifestyle of James Bond, Martin McFly and Jay Gatsby. I found the figures alarmingly. Who knew a one bedroom flat in Chelsea London would cost £700,000? Or the Omega Seamaster 300 watch would cost £4600? But then again, I am not too surprised, this is exactly how a A list celebrity lifestyle looks like.

 

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I wouldn’t mind living a James Bond lifestyle for a bit, exclusing the fights and violence. I will be in it for the lavish bit only.

What are your thouughts? Are you alarmed by the costs of stuff on this infographic? Which of the 3 characters on the infographic is your favourite?

 

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Are Celebrities Paid to Appear on Reality Shows

I’M A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is currently on and I am loving it. I enjoy watching celebrities living the rough and crazy live in the jungle. It is good entertainment, and I am sure many of you enjoy seeing the cool celebs outside of their comfort zone. I know I enjoy seeing the celebrities in the jungle. Just like I enjoy seeing them being stuck in a house with other celebs in Celebrity Big Brother. Taking a break from work to watch the clips on TV adds a bit of fun to my life.

 

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In the early days, I use to wonder if the celebrities ever got paid to drop everything in their “real life” to go on a reality show. The very busy celebs would likely lose some money while in the jungle, so it would make sense for them to get paid to appear on the show. The curious me did some digging around, and I came across an article – How Much Are The Celebs Paid? on Conversations About Her website, and that pretty much answered all my questions.

Celebrities are offered a huge amount (depending on how successful and popular they are) to appear on reality shows. The celebrity fees were uncovered thanks to Unreality TV and Cash Lady. Just take a look at the infographic below.

 

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I am amazed at how high some of the figures are, just look at Spencer Matthews, famous for playing himself in the hit reality show – Made in Chelsea, being paid 300,000 to appear on I’M A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! However, there is a rumour that he walked out of the camp with nothing after his 3 day stint.

Apart from the crazy high fees, I am also amazed at how varied the fees are as well. Just look at Lewis Bloor, famous for playing himself on the ITV hit show – The Only Way is Essex, he was paid £50,000 to appear on Celebrity Big Brother according to this infographic, and then we have Stephen Bear (who I have never heard of), known for appearing on Ex on the Beach and Shipwrecked, being paid only £12,000. It just confirms the fact that reality show is all about popularity, almost like the blogging industry.

Avner Brodsky, co-founder of Cash Lady commented on these findings –

“It’s surprising to see the figures the networks spend bringing our favourite shows to air. It’s something that we, as consumers, don’t really think about when we plonk down on our sofa on an evening.”

 

I always knew that the celebrities would get paid crazy money to appear on reality shows. It is a business and they are a Brand at the end of the day. They won’t drop everything to appear on a reality show with the hope of winning the prize money. They would have to be compensated for their time. But I never guessed the fees would be this crazy and varied in some instances. I guess that explains the ‘bad blood’ between some of the contestants on the show some times.

What do you think of these fees? Are you as surprised as I am?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

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