Signs Married At First Sight Couples Won't Last, According To Dr. Viviana Coles - Exclusive

No one gets married with the thought that it will never last, but unfortunately, that's sometimes the case on the reality series Married at First Sight.

The experts on the show spend months getting to know candidates before finding them their absolute perfect pairing. However, once these lovebirds meet for the first time at the altar, it's up to them to make sure their marriage is successful — and some of them simply don't want to make it work. "If they are not using these eight weeks to build a foundation for their marriage, then it is a complete waste of time," expert Dr. Viviana Coles explained exclusively to The List. "And it's a missed opportunity." Unfortunately, even though a person's soulmate is standing right next to them, sometimes, all they see is a stranger.

Luckily, all of the couples have constant access to have therapists that can help them through any tough time. However, "sometimes they don't even listen to us," Dr. Coles admitted. It seems as if their minds have been made up that they don't want to make their marriage work, after all.

We sat down with Dr. Coles, who told us a few of the signs she sees in the Married at First Sight couples that don't last.

If couples aren't communicating properly, it could lead to a divorce, according to Dr. Viviana Coles

Dr. Viviana Coles told us two major signs that someone on the show isn't willing to make their marriage work. "If they're being too defensive, that's a big one," she said. Communication is key to any successful relationship, but even if someone does explain their explosive actions later on, the fact that they have to isn't a good sign.

The second biggest sign is "shutting down," Dr. Coles said. If a couple isn't willing to talk through their issues, then it could mean the end of their marriage. "Avoiding the other person is probably not a good sign either," she added. This is the ultimate indication that the person wants to avoid all the problems they have with their spouse, too.

The reality series doesn't make it easy to stay away from your significant other, either. During every episode, producers are standing just off-screen. In addition to shooting the show, their job is to prompt the couples to talk to each other about important issues. "So if they're not getting that in, it's because they are really bucking the system in the process," Dr. Coles explained.

Marriage isn't always easy, but those who aren't willing to put in the work are always the ones wanting a divorce on decision day.

New episodes of Lifetime's Married at First Sight air every Wednesday night. Married At First Sight: Unmatchables premieres on April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.