The latest season of Sister Wives has revealed four unhappy wives , all unhappy about their polygamous marriage to Kody Brown. Episodes where Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Christine Brown or Robyn Brown smile are rare.
Meanwhile, it seems Brown doesn’t want to work on his relationships and fans want his wives to leave. But each season, the family has somehow managed to stay together. Is there something that Kody Brown gives to his relationships that somehow keeps them together? It certainly isn’t the TLC salary that brings them back season after season.
Over the course of 15 seasons, Sister Wives fans have watched Kody Brown’s multiple children grow up. It has led us to the realization that he is not only a bad husband, but a worthless father. Who can forget how he tried to force Christine Brown to delay her daughter’s pain surgery. When Janelle told him during the process that she felt neglected by him, he just rolled his eyes in true Kody fashion.
Brown can be charming to women when he’s courting them, but once he’s got them hooked, he stops all effort. This applies not only to his treatment of his wives, but also to his children. So why do wives stay with Kody Brown?
Sister Wives: What Does Kody Brown Offer His Wives?
In Robyn Brown’s case, his former, violent marriage ended in divorce. Looking for a second husband, she clearly needed a safe home for herself and her children. Although many people think Kody Brown is violent, he is obviously nowhere near as bad as his ex-wife.
It is therefore understandable that Robyn Brown stays because she has the safe home she desires. For the other three women, however, their marriage to Kody gives them some security. Yes, he may be a poor husband, but he has confirmed that he will never leave any of his wives. In fact, he said at one point that “double standard is I don’t get to leave, but they can”.
This is indeed true of his first wife Meri Brown, although he admits they no longer have a relationship. In fact, in a recent interview with Us Weekly, he said that their relationship is dead and over. According to Kody Brown, his faith and conscience would not allow him to divorce any of his wives.