Kody Brown has been saying this for years, but this season it couldn’t be more true. He is literally no longer the head of his household. While they were once a single unit with four women working together, this is no longer 2010.
Everything has changed, there have been three moves, a divorce and two children. The spouses have found their independence and no longer need Kody Brown to dictate, except for Robyn. This is extremely difficult for the patriarch to understand. As a result, his downward spiral continues in Season 16.
Sister Wives: Kody Brown Losing Control.
He has been losing control of his plural family for some time now. It seems that ever since the Browns moved from Utah to Las Vegas, the whole dynamic has changed. No longer did Kody Brown, Meri, Janelle and Christine live in the same house in their polygamous home.
Now, the four wives had their own home in a rough settlement where the kids could come and go as they pleased. Kody Brown was still in rotation, but she saw that the women had to work much harder to communicate.
He also realised that his wives didn’t really bother to live separately, which was strange for him. In Utah, he was the manager of one of his own households. Living in Vegas, he had to manage four homes, four wives and try to figure out his place. He started to break out easily and found it hard when things didn’t go his way. Viewers noticed how quickly his gyrations turned when the family went packing for a trip and a hair out of place.
His control problems became even worse in Flagstaff when he wanted to build a home for his family, but was denied. It got to the point where he wanted to sell the land in Coyote Pass and just give up. Then a pandemic hit him and he truly believed that no one would listen to him. He has questioned polygamy in recent seasons, but has it sent him over the edge?