As someone who lives with depression and as someone who was hospitalized for treatment, I hated that production continued days after Michelle came home. How is it that reality show production continues like nothing happened when your wellness was so at risk?! I also hate that so much of the show’s narrative continues to be her being loved in spite of having wellness challenges...especially when, if you watch the show, Chad himself is a living, breathing red flag!! Who tells the person they love that their challenges are a trigger for his unresolved stuff- stuff he didn’t even want to deal with?! Who tells someone to call their mama to tell her the wedding’s on and then gets in the car and says basically nevermind?! Where’s room for the truth that maybe -just maybe- the foundation of love was still a work in progress and we didn’t need to be invited into it just yet? Where’s room to own that two people at the beginnings of working through a whole lot of individual trauma is a lot on a new relationship?! Do we have space to be honest that fundamentalist, evangelical Christianity doesn’t have the range to effectively address depression and, even when we have progressive language around it, we’re still falling way short? And can you please point me to the room where we can talk about the fact that although “I don’t wanna destroy another relationship” is the fruit of years of bullshit relationship theology and the lie that single Black women with wellness challenges are broken or damaged, it doesn’t make believing that statement any less true...because while the world is happy she left a MAGA adjacent White boy, she staying with a whole lot more damaging stuff.