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Curse Of The Reality Show

Curse Of The Reality Show
Curse Of The Reality Show
Curse Of The Reality Show

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Britney & Kevin, and now Hulk Hogan & Linda are divorcing. Why have so many married couples featured in reality shows ended in divorce? Is there a mysterious curse of reality shows or are there real psychological causes?

“While the primary purpose of reality shows is to create drama and conflict, there are five primary psychological reasons that married couples on reality shows end in divorce”, according to Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis, PhD.

“Being in front of TV cameras for great lengths of time triggers automatic behavioral responses:
1.    The subconscious desire to please others and gain their approval will lead us to play the role and say the things that we believe others expect of us
2.    “Emotional nakedness” whereby our critical defenses are lowered and we blurt out and act the truth -what we truly think and feel from our subconscious mind – the things we would usually hide, contain or try to control
3.    The TV cameras intensify and exaggerate the best and worst of each reality star: the camera becomes like a person invading your personal space and judging your every thought, action and response with little or no time for a true rest and break creating physical, mental and emotional strain
4.    The exposure, publicity and fame can result in delusion, a loss of sense of one’s real self and a transformation of one’s values
5.    In the case of a married couple, the TV cameras and reality show also rob the couple of the critical personal, private time for intimacy – emotional intimacy.

If the above is true, then why didn’t the Osbournes end in divorce?Get the full story from the expert, Patrick Wanis, PhD.

Originally from Australia, Patrick Wanis, is a Celebrity Life-Coach, Author and an Expert in Human Behavior and Relationships. He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Health Psychology. Wanis is a regular contributor to major news outlets -FOX News, MSNBC and the Montel Williams Show, and is the weekly featured analyst on celebrity behavior for The New York Observer. Wanis coaches and works with various celebrities. WGN Chicago and Syndicated TV show, “The Daily Buzz” anointed him “The Woman Expert” and FOX News pronounced him ”A voice for women.” Over four million people have read Wanis’ books in English and Spanish.

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