Anna Duggar Deals With the Josh's Infidelity on 'Jill & Jessa: Counting On'

The Duggars are back on TV -- months after TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting following Josh Duggar's molestation scandal. Jill and Jessa: Counting On had a three-part special in December, and since most of us are dying to know how the next generation of Duggars are doing now that both Jill and Jessa have had their own babies, the network put them back on the air.


On of the first obstacles the Duggars sisters had to overcome was cooking for the whole family. It was actually really sweet to see the older sisters come together and help the younger ones put together a feast for the family.

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The part that really got to me though was Anna's part ... as she physically and emotionally prepared to visit Josh in rehab. He may be back home in Arkansas now, but when this was filmed, Anna had just visited him. As Anna shared her feelings on gratitude with the family, she said that she realized that there was a "lot of joy and a lot of grief" running through the family ... much like when a grandparent on Josh's side had died around the same time they were expecting their first child.

Anna said that it was tough going through the media spotlight after her husband's scandal's came to light last year -- especially since she had no idea that he'd actually cheated on her. She said that they made the decision together that he go to a long-term treatment facility, and she called it "overwhelming."

Anna also said that it was difficult to spend time apart, but that she understood it was the best situation for the family that they heal separately. She said she missed that she and Josh couldn't enjoy special moments together anymore, like Jessa making the Fall Feast.

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When talking about visiting Josh in rehab, Anna said, "I'm coming face-to-face with a lot of painful memories," and I couldn't help but wonder if she was talking about the ones she's made without Josh. He's been in rehab for months, and their kids are so young ... I'm sure that she has made many bittersweet memories without him.

It's anyone's guess as to whether Anna will decide to try to restore her marriage with Josh as he exits rehab, or if she will try to make it on her own. Either way, I'm rooting for her.


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