Mindy Shiben and Zach Justice struggled with their relationship almost immediately after they got married in Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10.
The 34-year-old figure skating coach and 32-year-old personal trainer seemed to be having fun at their wedding, but Zach Justice told Mindy that he wasn’t physically attracted to her right afterwards. The couple were not close on their honeymoon, and Zach Justice said he didn’t “feel anything” during their first kiss. After they returned to Washington, Zach refused to even move in with Mindy Shiben.
Despite her husband’s distant attitude, Mindy Shiben kept hope for their marriage and kept her promises. In the February 19 episode of Married at First Sight, “Home Is Where Your Spouse Is,” Mindy Shiben and Zach met in a park and discussed Zach’s lack of commitment.
Married at First Sight: Mindy Shiben and Zach Justice needed to ‘do more’ to demonstrate his commitment
“Long time no see,” Zach Justice said embarrassingly as he and Mindy sat together in a local park during the last episode.
The Married at First Sight couple soon entered into a deeper conversation about why Zach Justice refused even to take “small steps” towards building their commitment. Zach asked his wife how her counseling session with one of the show’s organizers, Pastor Cal Roberson, had gone.
“I was trying not to have expectations at first,” Mindy Shiben shared, “but I was really open to living together, so I was a little surprised when she decided to take a different path.
Mindy Shiben added emotionally, “The fact that I’m trying to keep my promise is taking everything I have literally.
The new bride told Lifetime’s producers that she was trying to be patient and keep her vows, but that she wouldn’t wait forever for her husband to make an effort and stop being so tired. “I need Zach Justice to do more,” Mindy Shiben said. I can’t be busy by myself.” Show me how committed you are.”