'Married At First Sight' Season 15: Justin Hall fears he might lose Alexis Williams to her social life
As Justin Hall grows agitated by her social life and that she spends most of her weekends with her pals, Alexis Williams claims she needs 'freedom'
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Being paired with someone who isn't the ideal spouse may make all the difference in the world, and Alexis Williams and Justin Hall of 'Married At First Sight' Season 15 got off to a great start. However, there cracks have started showing in their relationship, and Alexis's partying with friends is another strike against them as a pair.
Alexis first enrolled in the series because she was ready to get married. She'd been proposed to several times before 'MAFS,' but she wasn't ready for marriage with any of those men. Justin questioned Alexis about spending too many late nights out with her pals in the previous week's episode. And it appears that the marriage may be a bit more than Alexis bargained for. Justin reminded Alexis that now that they're married, she needs to "balance" her time with friends and time with him. Alexis said that she tries to balance everything, but Justin doesn't seem to appreciate it. Justin stated that he believed Alexis "goes out every weekend," despite the fact that she has stated that she spends less than two hours at a time with her pals on some weekends.
In a new episode of 'Married At First Sight,' the pair gets to the heart of the matter. On the Wednesday, September 28, episode, the couple meets with relationship guru DeVon Franklin to discuss their disagreements.DeVon approaches Alexis Williams and Justin Hall and asks, "Let’s talk about the club."
Justin feels like he receives "parts of her" on weekends because he only sees Alexis for a few hours. For her part, the New Jersey native cites the fact that she has friends she'd like to see.
DeVon notices that this isn't about her social life and inquires about how Alexis feels in the club. "I have such a tough job, and I have to be in control so much," explains the marketing professional. "Just to let loose and let my hair down — I love it. I love that kind of, just that freedom," she says. She does not feel at ease with her new husband. "I feel smothered," she says.
It hurts Justin to know that she feels this way. "I don’t want to smother her," he says. "I want her to have her freedom. I never wanted to be that guy, you know? To hear it, I’m like, ‘Damn, I’m that guy.'"
Couples from 'Married At First Sight' meet at the altar just before saying "I do." Justin and Alexis are still getting to know each other as individuals while adjusting to their new marital dynamic. The 'MAFS' expert reframes their discussion so that they may discuss how to improve their predicament. "It’s about ‘In my marriage, I’m repressed.’ What would your marriage need to look like for your marriage to represent the freedom you really want?" DeVon asks Alexis.
"Just us doing it together," she adds, noting, "I want to take all that life has to offer, whether that’s traveling, whether that’s hiking, whether that’s extreme sports."
Justin mentions that he enjoys all of those things. "Not only are there commonalities, not only is there a connection, but it seems like you have a strong commitment to her freedom. So I would really encourage you to spend some time [contemplating] what’s the best, free-est, securest version of ‘we’ that [you two] can create? And what are those activities that fuel that?" DeVon said.
They've been so focused on themselves as individuals for so long that they've forgotten how to work as a team. Justin has "no problem" with Alexis seeking that sensation of independence, according to the self-help author. In turn, the logistics professional reveals his actual worry. "I feel like I have a potential chance of losing her," he says. That might be just what his wife needs to hear. "I'm proud of you," Alexis says with a smile. "I’m so proud of you."
Season 15 of 'Married At First Sight' airs on Lifetime on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET.