Viewers of the Australian TV series, Married At First Sight, have commended the actions of groom Josh White after he was ambushed by his wife on Wednesday night’s episode.
The 40-year-old NSW dad-of-two was confronted by his wife, Melissa Sheppard, after he failed to meet her expectations for a healthy sex life.
During the episode, the couple were asked to participate in a letter writing challenge, where they were urged to open up about their fears.
Josh revealed how he felt after his first marriage ended, and how he misses his kids when they’re not around.
Melissa’s response didn’t live up to Josh’s words. She said she would just “dive straight in” after failing to ask him about his first marriage.
He revealed that he left his first marriage because it was a sexless affair. He said he was afraid of getting stuck in a similar situation in a new relationship.
The couple watched MAFS footage of their wedding, where Josh was seen talking about his new wife.
He was worried that he might feel like a sex object, but on the other hand, his wife admitted that she had measured his feet to determine how big his hammer was.
Things got even worse when they were told by their employers to come up with a 5-year plan.
Melissa insisted that she wanted a healthy sex life, which was her third priority. In response, Josh said that having sex was an extension of how he felt about someone.
He then questioned his wife about her desire to focus on sex, which caused her to spiral.
If Josh wasn’t willing to put up with her, there would be plenty of fish in the sea, Melissa claimed.
She continued to berate her husband, saying that she felt like she was being judged.
Melissa also stated that her cup was empty, which was the opportunity that Josh took to talk about his own desires.
During the argument, he asked his wife what she did for a living. After leaving the argument, he told her that he needed to take some space and went to bed.
Following the incident, social media users commended Josh for maintaining his composure.
Many people also pointed out that the backlash would be more intense if the roles were reversed.
Last week, Melissa’s sexual frustration began when she learned that her husband had lied to the producers about having sex on their first night.