'Sister Wives' Recap: Christine Is Ready to Walk!

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christine sister wivesI should have known this day was coming. It's just that out of all the Sister Wives, Christine always seemed so well-adjusted, so genuinely okay with her marriage that every now and then, I'd almost think that maybe the plural wives thing could actually work for some people. Maybe. Well, probably not, but hey, you never know.

But now that even Christine, measured, balanced Christine with her indomitable pioneer spirit, seems ready to throw in the towel ... well, let me put it this way. Meri's nose has been out of joint since the first episode of the first season. Can mutiny be far away?

Everybody was expecting the big "drama" of last night's episode to revolve around Kody and pregnant fourth wife Robyn's announcement of their new baby's gender (SPOILER ALERT: It's a boy!). Instead, the real jaw-dropping moments came by way of Christine's quietly sad couch confessions.

"I don't know if I care if it's perfect anymore, or if it's what he wants anymore," she said, sounding like all the fight had gone out of her. "It's just so much work."

"I know for years and years we had a great marriage ... I just don't know what I want anymore."

Whoa!

I believe Christine when she says she doesn't blame Robyn at all for the fact that Kody "coddles" her and pays more attention to Robyn and her kids than anyone else in the family. In Christine's eyes (which, don't forget, view this marital situation as normal), Robyn is just fulfilling her duty as a fellow sister wife. She's not doing anything wrong. It's Kody who's slacking in his role as patriarch.

And I agree with her. Kody seems to think the current discord with Christine is a "jealousy" issue (of course he does!). But Christine isn't jealous, she just isn't getting what she needs.

Unfortunately, unless Kody clones himself, I doubt she ever will.

Were you surprised to see Christine looking so unhappy in her marriage?


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Brittany L. Ison

I HATE these people. OMG, you cannot be in these sorts of relationships! Women can barely be FRIENDS for more than a couple years, much less be MARRIED together...sharing the same man? Please. We're WOMEN! Theres jealousy, cattiness, and animosity...constantly! You cant tell me that doesnt rub off on the kids...

Mama2... Mama2MonkeyBoys

^^^ Ummm....ok? ^^^

I think they were all much happier when they all lived together. The wives were able to support each other more and the whole family seemed more well adjusted. Actually, when they were still in Utah, the wives made comments that made it seem like they were happier when Kody wasn't around, because they could focus on each other and their families instead of him, lol.

I think if they can find a big place for all of them, things will get better. I make no judgments of their lifestyle because they made it work beautifully before they moved to Nevada, and if they're happy sharing a man, more power to them. Just because it's not the way I live doesn't make it wrong.

Lovin... LovingKentucky

I hope Christine is able to get through to Kody soon, I think the biggest problem is that they aren't living together as a family anymore & now that community feeling is missing they feel lonely whenever Kody isn't around. 

nonmember avatar blh

Lol no shit he's not gonna pay attention to her....there's three other women how could he POSSIBLY pay enough attention to all the wives and the children. It cannot be done im sorry and they were stupid for thinking otherwise. And why exactly would you WANT to share your husband? These people have issues. I hope these women get some sense one day and leave and find a nice normal guy.

Sarah Keys

Umm, yeah, if I had to share my husband, I'd be unhappy too.

mikey... mikeyjavimami21

If I had a product description the first line would be "doesn't share well with others" I'm just sayin.....


These people can't possibly think this is ok... I just can't fathom it!

baby_... baby_gators_mom

I agree sharing a husband is hard and I probably couldn't do it but this whole arrangment makes sense.  If I could have a sister wife that was cool with staying at home with all the kids so the kids would always have a parent home while I worked full time and my husband worked full time, my life would be easier and the bills would get paid.  I know some of you say just get a nanny but those are expensive.  If Kody can get everyone in living arrangments I am sure their marriage will continue to work.

nonmember avatar Nana

Kody is creepy and his "wives" are doormats. The kids are bascially being raised by single mothers who are maybe starting to realize that this lifestyle makes them second class citizens. It wouldn't surprise me if Robyn winds up the only "wife" and the others just walk away from this. Imagine the child support creepy Kody will have to pay!!!

Tangible Tangible

Proof that sharing your husband with other women, doesn't work.  Not in any form...this doesn't work.  Especially when you are married to a shallow, egotistical, vain man like Kody.  These women have LOW self-esteem, and certainly do not have any high expectations for themselves.  How could they???  And Robyn is about as shallow as they come.  She would be so happy if all the other wives and their children would just fade away.  Actually, I think a lot of people would be happy if they would ALL fade away... LOL!

Pishyah Pishyah

I've only seen up to the end of season 2 but I really like this family.  It was pretty obvious at the end of Season 2 that their not living together would be a major problem.  They didn't have much of a choice, though. 

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