I agree that it's easier to be the last one in this situation because you get that feeling of you were so good that he stopped getting girls after you only to find out you weren't that good and he did find wives after you. And her self esteem issues that I've seen on the few episodes I watched regarding her weight.
From an open relationship perspective (when I've been interested in them as well as swinging) I have found that there are a lot of people who go into these things thinking they are ready for these things when they're really not. They haven't explored their feelings about the various aspects of what is going to happen in the relationship and when it does happen they get hurt. And people's views on the relationship can change over the years. It was a perfect fit for me when I was younger to have an open relationship and even on/off over the years. But right now I'm not able to go through the work to handle polyamory in my life (and it's a lot more work than monogamy). At most at this point in my life I would consider swinging possibly but not a full open relationship. But I'm also at a point in my life where I feel the need to feel special. 5 years down the road who knows how I'll feel.
Kody did not seem that skilled in the times I've seen him balancing his obligations to all these women emotionally. His two first wives seem to be more emotionally intimate with each other than him. And the wives generally seem more into raising all these kids and keeping each other happy and Kody happy rather than him trying to meet their needs.
not that I am taking up for Christine but wasn't it something like 15 years since her and Kody had been married and she probably thought she was the last and therfore the best and youngest and I am sure its a big shot to the ego but she is a grown consenting adult and she went into this with her eyes wide open knowing full well what she was doing and what she was getting into..yes she is jealous of Robyn but unless she decides to walk away she needs to put on her big girl panties and find a way to deal with it
And if that is the type of relationship she needs where she needs to be constantly reassured she probably should re-evaluate if this is the right arrangement for her.
Christine really is annoying me more this season. I mean she needs to put her big girl panties on and get over it or leave if she is so unhappy,sheesh.
I enjoyed seeing the old videos of them when they were much younger. Man they really looked so young when they got married. Janelle looked very young!
Do you think that hellicopter ride is just what Christine needed? Did you notice she said she loved Kody, but he did not say it back? Hmmm.......
I remember reading a autobiography on a mormon girl that escaped from one of Jeff Warrens compounds and in it she said the phrase that everyone used was "keep sweet". I felt like Meri was pretty much saying this to Christine, keep sweet, shut your mouth and act happy.
Did anyone notice Meri's Restoration Hardware bedroom set? A little different from the discount furniture store they were shopping in last season. Got to love those TLC dollars.
For them all being one big family, the work load definitely isn't evenly shared. Janelle's two boys who are constantly arguing maybe they should be split up for a while. Meri is in that big house alone without all the chaos if they are all of the children's mothers then why doesn't she take one of the boys and have some other kids stay over?
Good points about splitting the boys for awhile. I'm not sure why they don't get to the bottom of the problem though. It seems like they are just repeating themselves ref. the boys fighting. The boys know their parents aren't going to do a thing about it, so they just ignore them. I recall Dr. Phil discussing how you deal with teens who refuse to follow house rules. Everything is stripped away, no phone, no tv, no friends, etc. The teen earns back those things by complying with the rules. And it takes however long it takes. It's lot of work, but it seems their boys may be stubborn enough that something drastic is necessary.
Their oldest son seems so mature, articulate and a peace maker. Wonder why the younger boys seem to be the opposite.
Did you hear one of the wives comment on their jobs? I can't recall which one said it, but it was when Kody drove up in the new car. She said they were employed with some kind of marketing company and the car was a bonus from the company. What marketing company? What's all that about? IT's the first I have heard of this.