In October of 2012, my family took part in the experience of being on ABC’s, Wife Swap. Millions of people tuned in to see our family swap lives with a “strict disciplinarian.”
We got to see the episode the night before it aired on ABC with our friends who were visiting from Bermuda and Australia. We were happy with the finished episode. It was very emotional to watch. There were moments of silence, tears and laughter. I will never forget watching it for the first time. We worked hard for many months going through the many steps of the process of being on such a production. It was an incredible learning experience for each one of us. We made new friends, lived other’s lives and grew as people being part of a reality show. It was reality and it was intense and we would do it all again, knowing how positive an impact it has on society as a whole.
Here’s a link to our entire Wife Swap episode!
It was a totally life-changing experience for our whole family and we all learned so much. I’ll be writing a much more detailed blog entry about all of it soon, but for now, enjoy the episode and definitely share your thoughts!
We have received hundreds of emails about our appearance on the show.
The positive support and comments were overwhelming and more than we ever thought we would get.
Our episode is the most viewed of this new Primetime season. We are grateful for the opportunity and thank ABC Network and the entire Wife Swap Crew for being respectful, honest and kind working with our family.
Here is a pic from some friends in Australia who got together to watch Wife Swap and what Anna Foley said, “…and here we all are reeeeeally getting into it – all ages!! Kids were coming in and out during the viewing, to check it out too. I think we all felt so close to your family while watching this. We truly felt the emotional extremes Dayna Martin, watching this Wife Swap U.S. show. Plenty of ooohs and ahhhs, startled reactions and sighs…the whole range. What an experience! “
I plan on sharing more details of the actual experience from my family soon.
Thanks for your love and support – all of you!