“Watching people struggle on TV is a great distraction from my own issues.” she says.

BACK TO REALITY: Sarah Swible is among the millions of Australians who religiously watch every episode of Married At First Sight, as a reliable distraction from their own lives.

“This may sound bad, but I love watching the cast members suffer,” she says. “It makes me feel so much better about my own life.”

But, with the final episode of MAFS going to air last night, the 34 year old is now facing the hard truths of life without her favourite reality TV show on four nights a week.

“MAFS fills a massive void, to be honest,” she told DBT. “I used it as an excuse not to exercise, socialise, or think about my own miserable love life.”

Sarah Swible says she’s now scared about coming home from work and not having MAFS to watch.

“My inner demons might come out again,” she says. “Those persistent thoughts about why I’m still single and why my last relationship was 6 years ago, and only lasted 3 weeks.”

“I guess I’ll have to start watching Luxe Listings now.”

More to come.