I 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."
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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