‘Sister Wives’ Reveal Their Shocking Secret: They Barely Know Each Other

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adrian

Posted at 2:32 PM on March 28, 2014  

I have no problem with polygamy but you can clearly tell these women are not happy. Christine seems like she would not have the problems she has if she were in a monogamous relationship. Meri just seems like she never wants to be a part of the family. These women need to think about what actually makes THEM happy. Not their husband.

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pam

Posted at 3:50 PM on March 26, 2014  

They just don’t seem all that happy.

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Siv (from Norway)

Posted at 5:02 AM on March 24, 2014  

You’re all forgetting they’re doing this for the sake of their relationship with the Divine. They are doing this NOT to “just live an ordinary life”, but for evolving their own human selves into a higher spiritual path. And that will take a lot amounce of work, regardless of which spiritual path you would choose for your life. It would be beneficial for us viewers, would they shine some light on that, instead of the “normalicy” of their everyday lives in all the episodes.

They know, of course, very well the costs they have to pay to live like this, do not underestimate their self awareness about living in a more extreme way than most would choose -in a ordinary society. Some of them have been living this calling – for many, many years of their lives.

A “calling” is nothing that can be rationalized, but is equal to the calling of a priest, or a nun.
They know what they are doing. But they are trying to show us (AND earn some money – God bless money in such a large family) – how imperfect and really ordinary they are in spite the lifestyle they have chosen. God bless them for that. And that they are in fact NOT abusers, which is what most of us have been learned to think of, when we hear about polygamists.

Living that way really IS about love. It doesn’t mean it’s not hard, or that love is easier for them than it is for other people. They’re just challenging the way society defines love in a more narrow way. It doesn’t make anyone a victim, but to manage, you’ll need to open your heart wide open, or else it will always hurt. And that hurt is a free choice, not a slavery…

It is easy making a target of vulnerable people for your own mirrored hurt inside, and showing up on TV the way they’re exposing themselves makes them very vulnerable. Regardless of whatever their motives were, or are.

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Winter Storm

Posted at 2:06 PM on March 12, 2014  

First of all, just b/c someone doesn’t like them, doesn’t mean we have to go calling them fat and overweight. Janelle is at least trying to lose weight. And Robyn isn’t that bad. But really, the name calling…come on people.

Now for my rant about the show:
They say that love should be multiplied, not divided. Except…that’s what they are doing. Dividing it between allllllll those many different people. I didn’t get a chance to see the new show yet, my initial reaction was “another copy cat”, but it sounds like maybe they are more realistic. But I doubt it will last long, once they get “famous”. Will have to find a rerun and see. :S

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adrian

Posted at 2:33 PM on March 28, 2014  

I agree. It always annoys me to hear Kody say “love should be multiplied not divided” but that is exactly what he’s doing!

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Lisa

Posted at 8:05 PM on April 4, 2014  

Yes, remember he said it made him sick at the prospect of one of them being with another man? What a hypocrite. Then when the women start getting a bit jealous of their own sisters (which is sad in itself) they rationalize it with something like it’s just their insecurity. No, it’s the fact they can’t have a normal relationship with their own sisters because this narcissist is always trying to put a wedge between them.
I sometimes wonder, what if this show was about a woman and four brothers? But I guess the brothers wouldn’t be home watching the kids…she would. But they’d have more money than what this deadbeat bozo brings in!

 
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Beth

Posted at 1:32 PM on March 10, 2014  

I’ve always been curious about polygamy and watched this show to get answers. The wives and children are all likeable people and I’m impressed with how respectful (most) of the children are. Its also disturbing to watch how Kody shows favoritism to Robyn and their baby. I don’t think there has ever been one shot in the series where he was holding Truely but he always has Solomon in his arms or lap or stroller. It makes me sick. How does Christine keep from killing him? AND why do they have so many kids???? Is this part of the commandments of polygamy? Why does everyone (that can) have 6 or 7? If there is EVER any doubt that polygamy goes against human nature…..watch this show and you will never doubt again.

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Kat

Posted at 8:25 PM on April 6, 2014  

I watched a bit of My FIve Wives and it said that birth control isn’t supposed to be used in their religion. So my guess is that the Browns do not believe in using birth control and the women who have stopped having children can’t have anymore.

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Patty girl

Posted at 3:22 PM on March 9, 2014  

I think sister wives is on its way out!!! My five wives seems genuine and sister wives seem to care about each other. Kody has an image he wants to portray of a large loving family. The kids do seem to care for each other, the wives on the other hand seem to barely tolerate each other. Meri is the worst, selfish and domineering, Robyn thinks she is the trophy wife. Janelle can and has made it on her own. Why she chooses to help support the wives “who don’t work” is beyond me. They are all capable of working, and adding to the household income. How did Meri have enough money in her own household income to send her daughter to an expensive college. There is no way that girl will make it to medical school! If the show is cancelled we will see all of them applying for bankruptcy, they are all familiar with the process!
It was very telling with Truely at death’s door and Kody still going wife to wife to spend the night. He should have been at the hospital with his child, and none of the SW went to visit at the hospital.
It proves the wives are on their own other than his ” night rotations”.
I don’t see this show lasting.

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Mary

Posted at 12:40 PM on March 5, 2014  

He is the most disgusting looking person I’ve seen in a long time. Dirty looking, greasy hair. What these women see in him, I don’t understand. Funny thing is that only Meri is his legal wife and recognized as such and entitled by law to his social security. Why in the world do the ones that work, work to support him, his other wives and all the children. I thought women were smarter than that in today’s times. There is no love between him and them and the children. Oh yes the children are loved by their mothers but in these shows you don’t really seeing Kody being a father just a man who thinks he is the greatest gift to women.

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Lisa

Posted at 8:09 PM on April 4, 2014  

Did you know Kody was not born into that religion? He joined later, then sought out these sisters! I can just see it now, ‘Oh wow, there’s a religion where I can have as many wives as I want? Let me join!!!’ Gross.

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Jessica

Posted at 3:38 PM on March 3, 2014  

Is it just me or did Kody look like he has had some facial work done?! He looks like a completely different person!

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Gina

Posted at 10:00 PM on March 4, 2014  

That would not be so out of the ordinary for a reality star, especially one who is as superficial as he seems to be.

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Maggie

Posted at 1:22 PM on March 2, 2014  

Seems like Robyn is usually standing, sitting next to Kody on the show. Looks like she is his favorite. How much money do they make from the show?

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Julie

Posted at 9:24 PM on March 1, 2014  

I love Janelle and Christine. Meri whines several times each show. Robin is selfish and whines also. Robin & Meri need to get over themselves. Janelle is the financial backbone of the crowd and would be the one I see walking away. She can support her family, she’s done it before.

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Pam Cope

Posted at 12:37 PM on February 27, 2014  

Gosh..every one of these comments could have come from me! I agree with all of them. Meri is such a whiner; Christine seems to need attention, Janelle is the strongest, and poor Robyn is so homely and she thinks she’s all that. I feel for the children. Kodi seems to tolerate them but that’s about it. He’s too much into himself and his hair..and the women are all sooo overweight. But I still watch the show.

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octuplet (@octuplet)

Posted at 9:44 PM on February 25, 2014  

TLC should cancel Sister Wives and give a chance to the show about the man who has five wives and twenty four children. They are way more down to earth and have a genuine love for each other. So Sister Wives has nothing left to offer. Time for them to move over, get off their fat behinds, get jobs, and let the viewing public, see a positive light on plural families. The Browns are a horrible example of any type of marriage including polygamy.

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may

Posted at 5:25 AM on February 25, 2014  

It took awhile to form an opinion.
At first I thought polygamists had wives that the MAN took care of…I thought they lived in a large house together.
Then after watching the show, its clear the women work to support themselves. Have kids they care for most the time alone, and are not even friends with each other at all. The ones who benefit are the kids who have lots of brothers and sisters, and the man who can bounce around having se* with different women.
The women were raised in a religions made by men FOR men~! Brainwashed. Women were not born to have to endure the hardships of loneliness, child raising alone, over coming the NATURAL emotion of jealousy etc.. WTF is that all about ??
AS for Meri. I hope she realizes that being alone and paying for it.. Is ridiculous.. Robin wants her to be a baby sitter??
Good grief..
Time for Meri to find a man that is there for her. Someone she can have a “real” relationship with..
A adulterous husband is a waste of time.
And the truth is, she is the ONLY one really married to him.
Divorce him..

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Kat

Posted at 8:32 PM on April 6, 2014  

Modern day polygamy is kind of sad. You’re legally a single mother, and because of that I think a lot of women start to define themselves as just that. They are not in a marriage. They are a single mother who’s baby Daddy comes around once or twice a week to have dinner and get laid. I don’t think that is what the religion intended it be like at all.

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Francie

Posted at 6:04 PM on February 24, 2014  

Did anybody else catch Kody’ s “slip” when Tamryn was asking about each of their relationships with Kody, whether they were better, the same or whatever, and Robyn answered that the only thing coming between them was perhaps Solomon, their infant son who still sleeps with her. And then Kody piped in with ” Every single night, he’s in bed between us…” and then he elaborated further while reiterating “every night!” Doesn’t that imply that he is sleeping with her every single night in order for him to know that! Very telling, imo…It’s been clear from the beginning that Robyn is his favorite; he should really try harder to make it less obvious for the sake of the others, if only to make himself look less like a total douche. It may be too late, though. It’s also very telling when Robyn seems to be the only one who can reason with him, and calm him, etc…I’m so creepiest out by the whole thing. It’s a total train wreck.

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Jane Clarendon

Posted at 11:22 PM on February 24, 2014  

I disagree that it’s a “total trainwreck”. Warren Jeffs is a total trainwreck. The Browns seem like normal married folks but with Polygamy. Jealousy, detachment, and all of that is normal…EVEN IN MONOGAMOUS relationships. You might as well be creeped out with a monogamous man who cheats on his wife through watching porn every night or cheat with her best friend. Or a 50 year old who wants to date a 19 year old. The Browns are not “creepy” compared to other situations…sorry to burst your ignorant judgmental bubble. The Browns situation is different but they chose it and they seem normal to me. Unless there is a Warren Jeffs deal going on, I don’t see what you alls problem is. You are not God. God will judge all of us in the end and everyone is in some pretty BIG trouble if you want to look at SIN or wrong and right, from a theology standpoint. If your reason to hate on the Browns has nothing to do with YOUR faith then you really need to get a life then and put your negative energy elsewhere.

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Francie

Posted at 1:49 PM on February 25, 2014  

Two wrongs don’t make a right so I can be creeped out by more than one creepy thing you know. Kody is a narcissistic jerk and that’s pretty obvious. His wife and three mistresses have fallen prey to a false religion; a cult, and they are sadly deceived into thinking that this way of life is a positive thing for them and their kids. None of them come across as happy and content…except Kody. Go figure. Meanwhile, I’m entitled to my humble opinion, as are you, soooo…get over yourself.

 
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Brenda

Posted at 5:52 PM on March 5, 2014  

Finally, someone has posted a positive comment on here about the Browns. I think what they have going on is really cool….yes, of course there are problems. They occur in every marriage, every friendship, etc. People have to remember that these women were raised around people where multiple wife marriage is the norm. And if it works for them, and they are a productive family, give ‘em a break

 
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may

Posted at 5:34 AM on February 25, 2014  

Well her day is coming..
This guy is already talking up wife #5 and when he gets tired of that, he is free to find #6 ..
And what does he loose? His wives support themselves~!
What a deal. Religion sanctioned adultery~!

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Anne

Posted at 8:41 PM on February 27, 2014  

I agree, it’s creepy. The only person who appears to be happy is Kody and why not? He goes from woman to woman, barely knows the kids and basically acts like a frat boy on spring break most of the time. Meanwhile, Meri and Janelle and Christine are alone with their kids, lots of kids. And it’s no wonder they are lonely. Plural marriage implies a relationship of mutual support between the wives. Without that relationship, they rely on their husband for support and face it, Kody has no skills at being supportive. I prefer marriage to one man, I am not lonely and he supports and helps me and I return the support and help to him. I would be very anxious and jealous if my husband had two wives, not to mention four. I hope for their sake that any of the unhappy wives, gets out without wasting any more of their lives feeling sad.

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Lisa

Posted at 8:16 PM on April 4, 2014  

And the other women won’t admit it of course, otherwise it will shed light on this entire situation as illegitimate and a big fat waste of time. I just feel sorry for the kids I’m so surprised CPS hasn’t taken them and he hasn’t gone to jail yet. But I keep hoping.

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Toni Martin

Posted at 4:47 PM on February 24, 2014  

I love Janelle, to me she is the strongest one of them all and the smartest one, she has a great business sense to her…. She is right saying that Kody DOES NOT CONTROL HER….. I am team Janelle all the way!!!!!

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may

Posted at 5:44 AM on February 25, 2014  

Something controls her..
She has bought into thinking women should not have a man of their own…living through her “husband” acting like a teenager every time he gets the hots for a new woman..And having the right to proceed into a “marriage” as if he were single.~!
Then watch him act like blithering idiot over her for a few years.. Until the next new one turns him on~!
KInd of miserable situation I would think~!

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Pam

Posted at 4:43 PM on February 24, 2014  

With respect to the hospital visits, it is entirely possible that only the parents were allowed to visit. When my niece was in the nicu, only parents and grandparents, and siblings over the age of 18 were allowed in

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Lisa

Posted at 8:12 PM on April 4, 2014  

Still doesn’t explain Kody’s absence.

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lisa

Posted at 4:42 PM on February 24, 2014  

By the way. CHRISTINE IS THE PRETTY ONE! Then Meri, then Janelle, Then square faced Robin. She looks like an old witch already. The rest of them are real. Christine is beautiful and tells it ike it is. Meri is beautiful but is brainwashed and slow. Janelle takes NO S*IT! Love it. That slug (ROBIN) thinks she’s “got it like that”! LMAO! Even the kids make fun of her square head.

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lisa

Posted at 4:36 PM on February 24, 2014  

He is such a GEEK! Ugly as hell, but he has the world by the balls. These woman are so insecure and afraid that they think this is all they have in life. Meri will be alone soon and I’ll bet she finds a GREAT GUY that cares about her and ONLY HER! Janelle also has the balls to get out. Like she said.”He doesn”t control me”! I’m so proud of her. Robin wants him all to herself. (she THINKS she’s the “PRETTY ONE”!) LMAO! She is so homely and what the hell year did that friggin hairstyle come from? Honestly, they ALL LOOKED LIKE S*IT. I don’t care. This is 2014 and there are clothes for EVERYONE! Look like Salvation Army people. By the way, DONATE! They need stuff and you sure as hell can give better than they wore. My dog has better clothes. THEY CAN AFFORD IT! I can see it happening. He doesn’t care about Christine either. That BEAUTIFUL BABY ……………TRUELY could have died and NOBODY WAS THERE FOR HER! How sad. All this family is …….it’s about sex. I thought it was more, but if that was my landlords kid, that I don’t even know or care about, I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE! What a bunch of phonies. This guy is ugly, can’t dance, has NO SENSE at all. He has the world by the balls because he sleeps around, has 4 friggin houses, and they all kiss his a**! This is SO A CULT! I use to watch it to give him the benifit of the doubt, but he WINS! NEEDS A HAIRCUT! Needs to stop screwing with peoples lives. POOR TRUELY! God bless that baby.

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Anne

Posted at 8:46 PM on February 27, 2014  

bravo

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Joyb

Posted at 2:17 PM on February 24, 2014  

Actually I think what people see on “reality TV” has nothing to do with reality. I doubt very much that these people are actually married to one another, but what do I know I’ve never seen this or any other pseudo real voyeuristic show. If these desperate women have actually married this guy, I feel great sympathy for them. I just don’t understand why any woman would so desperately need a man in her life that she would be willing to share him with other women. Seeing pictures of this guy I am even more baffled.

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Ladyjojo

Posted at 12:41 PM on February 24, 2014  

This is how an egocentric male chauvinist p!g has a family. These women are nuts. He is NOT a husband and father!

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