Michael appeared on Wednesday night's episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered and watched back a clip in which he and Meka both attended a pool party with the other Season 10 couples but barely acknowledged each other after arguing the night before.
After letting out an awkward laugh, Michael looked down at the floor and responded, "Umm," before taking a deep breath and sighing.
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"I think for me, it's just we had a misunderstanding of, like, the role that intimacy plays in our marriage. So the conversation got to the point where we just didn't see eye-to-eye," Michael explained.
"And I didn't feel comfortable at a certain point and she didn't feel comfortable, and so I removed myself from the situation."
By removing himself from the situation, Michael slept in a different hotel room than his wife during the first night of their honeymoon. The couple also apparently slept in separate rooms a second night as well.
"I mean, that's fair enough," Jamie noted. "Do you think it's important that you both work through it?"
"It's been difficult," Michael admitted, "but we were matched for a reason and I think the experts see something there and I'm not a quitter, so I do want to see it through."
"For me, it's tough when you see a couple not really working out early on," Brandon explained. "Because we all want to continue being happily married. We hope that he works through it."
After the dispute, Michael took off his wedding ring, saying it was a representation of something he didn't live up to -- meaning his vows as a husband -- and so Meka followed his lead and suggested they should become friends before adding the pressures of romance.
In the latest episode of Married at First Sight's tenth season, Michael and Meka attempted to get their relationship back on track by enjoying an excursion in Panama and getting to know each other better.
At the end of a very busy day, Michael told his wife he had high hopes for their marriage and really cared about her, and so Meka pulled him in for a genuine hug.