Sheridan Buchanan-sorensen, 41
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
On good terms with her first husband, the father of her children, Chloe, 12, and Isaac, 10, Sheridan found it difficult to move past the break-up of a recent relationship.
How has this experience been?
An eye-opener. I came out of my second marriage and being a little older than the other girls, I’ve never experienced anything with online dating or dating strangers. So it was a learning experience.
So why do it?
It was just a time of my life where I was dealing with the emotions that come from separation. I wasn’t doing so well and when offered the gig to have a few weeks out of normal life and be whisked away to a beautiful house and, I guess, connect with women who had been through their own experience, was quite attractive. That’s why I did it, to be with people that would understand what I was going through.
Did it work?
It was a gift. The best thing I’ve done. And really the three other women in the show, they’re like my soul sisters. The Single Wives starts on Wed., July 18, and continues Thurs., July 19, at 7.30 PM on Seven. (See review p. 76)
“For me it was still very raw,” says Sheridan, the only Sydneysider (the others are from Melbourne). “Having a support network when you are going through a real transition in life was the biggest gift.”