90 Day Fiance stars Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva have continually struggled with communication, and season 8 is proving to be more of the same.
The couple encountered problems early in the season. Natalie Mordovtseva had a hard time adjusting to her new life in America. From Mike’s house in the middle of nowhere to Natalie refusing to believe that root beer is alcohol-free, conversations have been tense for the couple. With their 90 days rapidly approaching, Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva were both on the fence about making it to their wedding day. And in an effort to save their relationship, Natalie Mordovtseva suggested the couple go to therapy.
90 Day Fiance: Natalie Mordovtseva Thinks She And Mike Youngquist Should Attend Therapy
While they were out to dinner, Natalie Mordovtseva broached the topic of therapy by asking Mike Youngquist how he was feeling with the little time he had left before his 90-day K-1 visa expired. “How do I feel?” Mike asked?” Mike asked. “[I feel] we need another forty-five to ninety days. We have a lot to work on.”
Natalie Mordovtseva seized the opportunity and explained to Mike Youngquist that she would like to purchase counseling sessions for both of them. Unfortunately for Natalie, Mike Youngquist was not receptive to her suggestion. “I don’t want to – no,” Mike replied.
When Natalie Mordovtseva asked why, Mike Youngquist refused to entertain the idea and questioned why Natalie would want to see a therapist in the first place. “I’m not interested,” he said. “What do you think needs to be talked about?””I just feel like since we come from different mentalities and we have some problems, it can be fixed easily,” she admitted.
Although the couple has some issues, Mike Youngquist said he’s not sure if they require counseling. “It is important for us to work on our relationship, but I’m not ready to go to talk to someone else about it,” Mike Youngquist clarified. “Why can’t we talk to each other?” “Because we cannot agree on stuff,” Natalie Mordovtseva responded with clear frustration that Mike wasn’t willing to consider her suggestion.
Then, during separate confessionals, fans get a look at the different mindsets Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva are experiencing. And it’s clear that it’s not easy for either of them. “I’ve been trying to work with her and stuff, and talk to her, and communicate with her, and work on things with her, and real issues with her, and real issues with her. And she wants to go to a counselor? And like, it’s like, well, are you going to listen to him?” Mike said.
Mike Youngquist also took issue with the fact that Natalie Mordovtseva was willing to shell out a lot of money simply “to have a simple conversation.”
Natalie Mordovtseva on the other hand believed that having a third party present would help them communicate in ways that they were unable to do on their own. “It’s really hard when you have a problem and you don’t have a solution,” Natalie Mordovtseva confessed,” “I want my relationship to be simple. And I look for a solution, I work a lot on our relationship, I try, but he feels threatened, scared.”