Sheri­dan Buchanan-sorensen, 41


WHO - - Television - By Deb­o­rah Grun­feld ■

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.”

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