Every relationship has its ups and downs. Following the Sunday, April 4, episode of Sister Wives — which centered round Kody Brown‘s struggles with first spouse Meri Brown — a brand new promo revealed one other one among his wives is sad.
“We’ve had a rough relationship for a couple of years,” Christine Brown stated within the sneak peek. Kody, 52, added, “Plural marriage is a challenge that she doesn’t enjoy. I’ll be frank, plural marriage is not a challenge that I enjoy.”
Christine, 48, and Kody, 52, tied the knot in 1994 and share six kids. However, all of the relationships have been examined amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the households unable to spend time with each other.
During Sunday’s episode, Kody opened as much as Meri, 50, about how he felt about polygamy general and hinted at issues taking place in one among his different marriages.
“I feel immense pressure all the time for satisfying the emotional needs of a wife that I have sometimes no interest in satisfying,” the Wyoming native stated on the time and confirmed he wasn’t speaking about Meri. “I have a wife who, I think, will never be happy. Basically, in all the years that I thought we were happy, she wasn’t.”
He additionally admitted that he’s questioning if anybody within the household — Kody can be married to Robyn Brown and Janelle Brown — actually “benefits” from their state of affairs anymore.
“It makes me wonder if people wouldn’t just — who have been happy for so many years — couldn’t just leave and find something that made them happy instead of sitting and badgering me about how I’m not doing it right anymore,” he stated. “This is not what I want. This isn’t what I signed up for.”
Although Kody said he doesn’t “want to have to have a big breakup,” he’s searching for a change.
“What I’d like instead is a big commitment that everybody will actually do their part and not have it just be me or not have it be blamed on me all the time,” he stated. “Love really isn’t unconditional. … Nobody is stuck with me and they can all leave.”
Last month, the Utah native shared completely with Us Weekly that she’s by no means been a monogamous individual.
“I felt, like, it would cramp my style a lot because I’ve never had that as soon as Kody and I married,” she advised Us. “I was the third wife, and so, I really liked the independence that I have and I love the freedom that I have.”
On the unfavourable aspect, Christine admitted that typically she feels as if she doesn’t “have a say” or isn’t “as important” as others.
“Anytime we’ve had major decisions, I go through a time where I’m like, ‘Does my opinion really even matter here?’” she advised Us. “That’s when we struggle the most … is when I feel like I don’t really have a say or I don’t really have an opinion.”
Sister Wives airs on TLC Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.