As Sister Wives followers know, Kody Brown and Meri Brown’s marriage has been on the rocks for some time. After Kody’s third spouse, Christine Brown, left her marriage, many followers hoped Meri would too. Nevertheless, it’s evident now that Meri and Kody’s marriage wasn’t all the time this unhealthy.
Within the household’s memoir, Turning into Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage, Kody admitted feeling like Meri was his “soul mate.” Nevertheless, after including three wives to the combo, their marriage has been lowered to nothing however a friendship. How did it occur? Let’s look again on the memoir and see if there have been any crimson flags.
‘Sister Wives’ memoir reveals that Kody friend-zoned Meri at first
Meri recounted that she fell for Kody instantly. After weeks of hanging out, Meri anticipated Kody to really feel the identical. She wrote, “Kody broke my heart. After we had known each other for a few weeks, when I could no longer deny that I was falling for him, Kody came over to my house.”
She thought he would declare his love for her; as an alternative, he friend-zoned her. Meri wrote, “At the precise moment I’d expected him to make some sort of declaration to me, or at least hint at his feelings toward me, he said, ‘I can’t get involved in any relationship with girls right now. I like our friendship, let’s continue that.’ I was devastated but I fought not to let it show.”
Kody’s a part of the memoir revealed that his “hopeless romantic” nature and his “careless” courting fashion led to many heartbreaks. So when he began to have emotions for Meri, he slowed the connection down.
Kody wrote, “I told myself I was done with dating carelessly. I was done chasing girls. I urged myself to be patient and to learn how to be friends with the next girl I became interested in. Meri was my experiment in friends!”
Kody married Janelle the day after Meri’s birthday
The primary indication of Kody’s insensitivity to his first spouse was when he almost married his second spouse, Janelle Brown, on Meri’s birthday. As revealed in the memoir Turning into Sister Wives, Kody and Janelle’s suggestion made Meri bitter about having a sister spouse.
She wrote: “One thing that was difficult was the timing of Kody and Janelle’s wedding — they planned it to take place on my birthday, thinking that it wouldn’t be a big deal. Looking back, I realize a lot of my issues with their marriage were really because I thought they were being extremely insensitive. Birthdays are important to me!”
Luckily, Kody’s mother prompt that he marry Janelle on the day after Meri’s birthday, as an alternative of on the identical day. Whereas this was higher, it didn’t take the sting away for Meri. She admitted to this second of turning into bitter with Kody and Janelle.
Kody began courting Robyn when his marriage to Meri was crumbling
In Turning into Sister Spouse, Meri recounts a time when she was attempting to repair her marriage to Kody. They’d found Robyn at a good friend’s home. She felt “drawn to her” and believed there was a future together with her. She mentioned, “Janelle and Christine had not yet met her, so this little relationship between Kody, Robyn, and me felt special.”
Nevertheless, after Kody began courting Robyn, Meri’s marriage crumbled much more. She wrote, “Kody and Robyn started courting at the absolute low point of my marriage.” She talked about Kody’s avoidant communication fashion taking part in a big position in their marital issues after 22 years collectively.
She revealed, “Kody and I had fallen into a vicious cycle with each other, dealing with hurt, anger, rejection, and sadness. It got to the point where we didn’t really enjoy being around each other and when we were together, we could barely say anything without setting the other off. We talked little and enjoyed each other’s company even less. I felt as if Kody was shutting me out of his life almost completely.”
It’s fascinating to see how Kody and Meri’s marriage went from a soul-mate-type connection to a friendship. Sister Wives Season 17 has already been filmed and hopefully will make clear the state of Meri and Kody’s marriage.
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