Kody Brown is unsure how his family’s polygamous approach will survive in the future.
During this week’s episode of sister wives, Kody candidly shared how he was having a hard time adjusting to life after the divorce. In the previous episode, his third wife, Christine Brown, told his sister wives Meri Brown, Janelle Brown and Robyn Brown that she was leaving Kody. (She publicly announced the breakup news in November 2021 after 25 years of marriage.)
“My life is in a kind of limbo because Christine is leaving, and I don’t know what it’s like,” Kody, 53, said in a confessional.
“I was kind of in the angry phase of the divorce, and so I didn’t deal with it very well,” he continued. “I guess this construction project [on the family’s Coyote Pass property] with Janelle and Pete [is] one of those things to get me out of the frustration of divorce. But man, I’m in the anger phase and every once in a while I get in knots because of Christine leaving.”
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Kody is only legally married to Robyn, 43. But he considered himself spiritually married to his other wives, even though Kody’s relationship with Meri, 51, has become more platonic over time.
Christine’s departure from the polygamous marriage has already caused a stir in the Brown family. However, later in the episode, most of the band members got together to attend a graduation party for Christine’s daughter, Ysabel, despite this. (The event occurred two weeks after Christine told the wives of her split from Kody, and she hadn’t spoken to any of the women since that conversation.)
According to Christine, the party “might be one of the last times we get together,” especially since she plans to move back to Utah. But given the circumstances, Robyn admitted she was ‘a little nervous’ about going to the event for fear the family would struggle to ‘be normal and natural and comfortable’ with each other .
Luckily for everyone, the kids, in particular, had a blast at Ysabel’s graduation party. But Kody admitted he still couldn’t pull himself out of a ‘cloud of sadness’, saying it was ‘because of the undertone of a breakup’.
“I don’t know what this is going to lead to,” he said in a confessional. “I don’t know what else will happen.”
Kody also acknowledged that he was “not in the right place” with many of his children either, saying he had “strained relationships” with some of them. Although he’s ‘not trying to be angry or hold them accountable’ for the situation, he said he felt like he didn’t get the ‘respect’ he felt he deserved. of his children.
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“No, I’m not well,” he said. “I’m in a funk. It’s kind of this loneliness combined with a bitterness with the whole family.”
Kody then admitted that he “lives in a crazy world where I wish Christine didn’t go” and hopes he can “have an almost family relationship” with his ex-wife as well as their daughter Ysabel, who is moving to North Carolina. North after graduation to go to college. She will live with Janelle’s daughter, Maddie (Brown) Brush, and her husband, Caleb Brush. The Brown family patriarch also acknowledged that he was “struggling now with some sort of state of regret.”
“It’s a strange thing to be left behind,” he continued. “It made me question plural marriage. It made me question my faith and especially my religion. The message we had to the world about functional polygamy seems so dysfunctional now.”
Kody’s three remaining wives also wondered how Christine’s departure would ultimately impact the family’s future – and some of them went further, wondering why Christine would leave in the first place.
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“How is that wrong? How doesn’t it work for everyone?” Robyn said in a confessional. “Why isn’t it worth fighting for? Why isn’t it worth staying?”
“Why can’t we work on the things we need to work on with each other? We don’t do justice to our family, and we don’t do justice to Ariella, Solomon and Truley, those little ones who really need to have that family security,” Meri told the cameras as Janelle added in a separate confessional, “Looks like there are storms brewing in the family. I don’t know what they want. say, I don’t know what the outcome will be. Personally, I’m not very optimistic that we’ll see many days like this [party going forward].”
sister wives airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.
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