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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sister Wives: Hard to Say Goodbye and Secrets Revealed (S05, E08 and E09)

"Hard to say Goodbye"
As the Browns prepare a proper send-off for Logan's graduation, Kody and the wives push hard to get moved into their new homes before Christmas. Will all the pressures of moving and decorating for the holidays get the better of them?

 Well, let's see. If his graduation was any indicator, this episode will be filled with chaos and less about Logan and more about his hapless parents. Joe Darger, care to organize? I'd like to see a well ran send off for once. I would love to be a bug on the wall when he and his wives are discussing this show. If Robyn cries, I may scream.

 I find it a tad hard to swallow that Kody is so broken up over Logan leaving at this point. Janelle, certainly. That's her first baby, of whom she is so proud. He IS staying in the same town!. Kody is at the house, what, once a week, and now, he can have 100 excuses to go see the women, I mean Logan, at college. Somehow, I don't see Kody turning his head as the Duggars do. "nick nick" Can you imagine him walking around flipping his hair? More than one college student will get a chuckle out of that sight!

I digress, but back to the beginning, when we meet Logan and he's cooking breakfast. Still amazed that Meri could not cooperate and cook breakfast for Janelle's crew, when Janelle was paying her bills, and Logan got up and cooked breakfast every morning. What a good boy. That was just another fine example of how "they all work together" if it's cutting the checks, but not if Janelle's kids need fed or Christine needs a study break. Meri, what exactly DO you DO?

I say, RUN LOGAN RUN, and HAVE FUN!!!!

"Secrets Revealed"
  The Brown family sits down with NBC's Tamron Hall to look back at the latest dramatic season of Sister Wives and dig deeper into the ups and downs of life as a polygamist family separated into four different homes.

 Now wait a minute- an hour of HOW the 4 homes have affected their lives, when they are now in 4 homes? Only Brown logic could be used on this one. Was Natalie too tough? Crud. I LIKED her!

Would it not be interesting if they showed each house they have lived in, and for how long? Kind of a back track up to now story? What about Robyn saying she lived with mom and then a small apt., but when we met her, she was in a nice house? I doubt they could do this, the stories would get all screwed up in their fantasy story telling.

Since the wives, minus Meri, own their home in their own name, it will be interesting if later on (and you know it will happen) when the bubble bursts, or the jewelry runs out of stock, if Janelle will relent and either sell her house for the greater good or keep it. She's plucked down her money once. I don't see a twice in her book. We are all looking for Kody and Meri's house to show up- of course it will, but probably a BORING story season ender. And it will cost more. it's Grody's, for crying out loud! 

BTW. I came up with a little idea for four homes where the yard could be hidden. Somehow building 4 homes all backed up to other homes or a road is not very - private. Pardon my third grade drawing. Makes sense to me!  Why don't they just own the fact they have lived apart more than they have lived together. Do you think they REALLY want privacy? I say Kody wants to be seen, wind in hair, or should I say tufts. If privacy is what they wanted, and a purer place to raise kids, also free land, Montana would be looking pretty good....






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  1. I am looking forward to seeing Meri's house. I have a feeling that it will be extravagant.

    It is amazing how Kody tries to tell her, "No", but has no success. On the RV trip, Meri tells Kody not to bark at her, and he has a non-reaction--can you imagine if that had been Christine? He would have slapped her with a "save your grocery money if you want to see your dad" -like response.

    I suspect that Kody jumped at the chance to be a polygamist because HE thought he was a catch, but his personality was a turn-off to women. He knew he would be a catch for the polygamist community. Meri, in her younger days, was "cute" in a Whoville way (her looks now are bizarre and jarring), but she wouldn't have landed any other guy with the equivalent of Kody's looks.

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    1. Yup - can hardly wait to see Meri's wet bar - oh and yes the other parts of the house as well. She is the leader of this mob, so she will bet more. And that is that.

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    2. Let's not forget it's Kody's only owned home - I think he is greedy and behind it as well. It's a shame not to save that money for the kids.

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    3. Meri is a Drama Queen who uses her infertility sob story to get her way in all other matters. I am so sick of her whining and attention-seeking! Someone needs to set her straight, and Kody the wuss sure isn't going to do it.

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    4. I could not believe, but then again wasn't surprised by, that Kody asked Christine to give her excess budget to Meri. Dear God, make it stop!

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    5. I usually defend Meri, but have to say I was shocked at Koduche saying that! And then Her bringing Robin in was not so great...Actually, I like Christine best. I wish she would go out on her own, but she would be the last one to do so, as she is from Poligimist Royalty poor thing

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    6. I was shocked as well that Kody suggested Christine give her remaining money to Meri. I am so sick of Meri I can't see straight. She just has no redeeming characteristics lately. She disgusts me with her wet bar and the 5th bedroom.....ugh!

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    7. Whoville! That is hilarious. I agree completely about Meri's appearance. And the drama with Mariah (or however it's spelled) crying and wanting a sibling, at the age of 17. It's similar to a child wanting a pet dog. They won't care for it, support it, walk it or feed it, but they NEED a pet (baby brother/sister). A child's opinion should never be a consideration in bringing a baby into the world, not to mention a polyg world.

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  2. Looking at your house layout and private interior yard would resemble the more compound style of secretive plyg lifestyle. Put it in the middle of nowhere and there you have it. Private and secure. This is NOT what the Browns are about. They want exposure, attention, money and drama. That is where the money comes from. Your plan would NOT BE APPROVED!

    Love the bit about Kody's golden "tufts" of flowing hair blowing in the wind or perhaps blowing out in the wind! LOL!

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    1. But don't they complain about privacy? Would it not give the kids a place to gather?

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    2. The kids will play in the front street of the cuddle sac, with a ball and a stick.

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    3. They complain about a lot of things but rarely, if ever, take steps to do anything about it. If they were truly interested in what's best for their kids as they claim, like a place to gather and play or for them to be real brothers and sisters like they're constantly lamenting about, they would make sacrifices as adults to make that happen. Like, oh I don't know, sharing a kitchen so they could all live in the same house? Or dividing the parenting load among all the parents, Kody and Meri included, rather than leaving Christine struggling to find time to study with Truely being a typical toddler (high-maintenance, as all are) while Sol gets all kinds of love and attention and passing around. Or budgeting as a family income so that each person (read: the children) has enough of what they need regardless of which wife birthed them. And so on...

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    4. My brothers (50 actually did something like this on 6 acres. Not for privacy, but to have the middle yard more of a communal play area, Sand box area, swing set, pool, and even horseshoes. It turned out very nice. That is, of course, unless someone gets divorced, which would be my fear.

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    5. Please, they could have bought four double wides, or even five, and connected them all with hallways. They could have configured them just like the picture and had a nice safe courtyard like yard area in the middle. They could have put in a pool and a nice yard area for the money they are spending on those ridiculous houses. If what they all crap on about is true, and real then this is what they would have done. They could have picked up some land in Nevada, or even Utah in a more plyg friendly county for cheap. They could live their lifestyle and have loads of privacy. The fact of the matter is that they are full of crapola, Kody wants attention. The wives are along for the ride, maybe not Robyn as she jumped on board right as they were getting the show. Kody might even have married her for the attention it brought to the show. Kody is as bad as all the other plygs its just manifested in a different way. This family is ridiculous...Christine and Janelle are abused by Kody and Merri, Robyn is Kody's trophy, what he sees as a plyg trophy wife!

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    6. I agree with you. Janelle and Kristine are abused. And neglected. And I am so sick of Meri and Robyn's fake crying and Meri's selfish drama. As for Kody he is an immature idiot.

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  3. I couldn't help but think to myself [while watching the episode of whether the Browns got approved for their loans]..."Ohh what a surprize! CHRISTINE forgot to pay a bill on time!" All eyes on her again!!
    Hey why not jeopardize the whole plan cuz of her uncontollable JEALOUSY!!
    I can't help but notice how jealous she is towards Robyn in particular but she is all around a jealous person.
    It comes out in her personality...and makes her ugly!!! She sounds so phony at times...I try to like her but I just don't!!

    When I first started to watch the show I adored her!! Until I saw just how much of a jealous & insecure person she is....AND I think Kody isn't in love with her anymore...jealousy is weak & makes you ugly too...!

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    1. Hi Jackie, I think this lifestyle breeds contempt of the other wives. Taken individually and given autonomy I think all the sister wives would be considered Nice people.

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    2. I disagree, respectfully. Christine is disillusioned because she thought they were going public to strengthen their church and beliefs, as seen in some of the old clips here. It was kinda her and Kody's "thing." Now, it's just a free for all, and she feels put out to pasture, and very non trusting of anyone but Janelle. I hope she gets fit and gets happy. She is the one true mother of the group. Not taking anything away from Janelle, who was the breadwinner and equally important. Christine was more of a mother to all the kids, and see the other mothers (maybe minus Janelle) do not care for her children as see did theirs. That must be very hurtful, along with Kody now dismissing her. Since she was a "princess" of the AUB group, and now who knows if they are even in that group, and now not teaching the children at home, she must feel displaced.

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    3. I don't think jealousy is weak - that's what they teach polygamist women - that all their natural feelings are wrong. What a miserable way to live.

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    4. I think Meri is the most jealous of them all. What does that say about her? About being first wife?

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    5. While I think Christine is a fabulous mother, which is evident by her great relationship with not only her biological kids but also her bonus kids, I have to agree that she is definitely needy. She needs to be the center of attention because she has probably always been so. She's AUB royalty and then she was the last/fave wife. This is probably the first time she's had to deal with not being the center and she's had to do it publically at that. I'm sure it is very hurtful, but I think this is a great opportunity for her to grow up! I think she plays dumb because she thinks it's cute. I think she's smarter than she portrays. If any wife were to leave, I'd put my money on Christine, but she won't do it anytime soon because they are all clearly over the moon about the new McMansions. Now when the newness wears off and the bills start piling up, we'll see ...

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    6. I agree with what Robun Tears said. I feel so sorry for Christine; I think her dreams have been shattered. I wish she was married to Joe Darger!

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  4. Ugh I really hate when Robyn cries over one of the older kids things well thats not true I hate all the time she cries,also it's not like she can be that close to the kids and know them that well she has only been in the family what 3 years.Meri can't do nothing but boss everyone and whine about wine bars and her miscarriage,Christine also had a miscarriage before Truely but she ain't crying about it every 2 seconds.
    Meri and Robyn are one and the same in the woe is me category.Anyone else think they mmay be sniffing one too many onions??? or something

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    1. And her kids running and wanting to be the center of attention. It's a bit too much. Wondering if this episode will show them more upset than the other children about Logan leaving.

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    2. Merri is a BEAST! She plays the poor me card and the oh I wanted eight kids card to her advantage. If she wanted more kids then she would have taken up Robyn's offer, what does it matter if Robyn carries it for her since they are a big happy family...She gets the same amount of money for her one kid that the others do for their six, why would she want to mess with that? And your absolutely right, Christine had a miscarriage and picked up the pieces and moved forward. Merri doesn't want to, she loves her pitty party too much, she is a manipulative b%^&h, otherwise why would it be such a hard decision for her? If everything they say has any truth to it then Merri wouldn't act the way she does, she gives this families fraud away. Also she seems like a Lesbian, she gives off that vibe she really does. If that is the case then it makes perfect sense why she pushed her husband into other women's beds, she sticks around for him to pay her bills, she has her one kid, and she doesn't have to deal with the sex part of it all as he has other wives for that. Think about it........

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    3. finally seeing realityDecember 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

      Not a fan of SW, but IVF is not all that simple. It is expensive as well as emotionally taxing and has only about a 50% success rate. People think that Robin offering makes it easy, but there is no reason why Meri cannot carry a baby, therefore doing the IVF completely. The problem has more to do with the age and viablity of her eggs as to whether it would be successful. People make it seem that just because Robin offered it would be a done deal. NOT SO! The risk of it not being successful goes up do to Meri's age. As we age so do our ovaries and the eggs released. I don't blame her. My daughter who is young just went through the process unsuccessfully and it was a nightmare, and they were financially able to afford the $25,000 dollars it cost. Also even if it is successful the chances of birth defects in a woman Meri's age is extremely high. She has a child and I don't blame her for being happy with that and going on with her life as it is. People should quit being so hard on Meri about this issue, as most don't know what it involves. Robins offer was for her own self serving reasons as there would be no reason for her to carry Meri's baby anyway.

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    4. I agree with everything "finally seeing reality" said. Also, Mariah is almost 18 now. I think if Robin had been around to make the surrogate offer ten years ago, or even five, Meri would have jumped at the chance. It's a much harder decision to make at this stage of her life...

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    5. At Meri's age, doesnt she have a less than 1% chance of harvesting a viable egg?

      I agree with the above, we all know Meri doesnt want a baby. Move on, TLC. We figured it out long ago.

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  5. How old is Sobbin Robyn? Any one know?

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    1. She was 32 when she was first introduced to the clan.

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    2. Thanks LIP. Robyn would be about 35ish now. She needs to be preggers again before too long or it could be too late. She is getting on in breeding years.

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    3. I think Robin is pregnant. Watching last weeks show and she sure looks like she has a tummy going on.

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    4. Robyn will be 35 October 9, 2013.

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    5. I've wondered if Robin is pregnant as Meri's surrogate, That may be the big drama for next season, and would explain why they have kept it quiet!

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    6. What would the advantage be of Robyna carrying a baby for Meri???Meri is perfectly capable of carrying a baby.

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    7. Robyn had to have been pregnant at the time that episode was filmed. Very obvious. Can't hide it or pretend it's fat anymore.

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  6. I have watched the show from the beginning- Thought it does make a interesting saga to follow- Kody is hot or so he thinks, as he should though, he ha created a world where these women are at his command- No you say, actually yes. They claim no jealousy but alas it is written all over their faces which I see Kody as feeding their insecurities. Meri is rather cold blooded and hold the 1st and legally only card. I see that as the only reason why she stays around, lest not be defeated. I see Meri not wanting to try IVF simply for seeing the other women tied down to kids. Her girl is headed off to college. And Robyn to surrogate a child- HA! Why would Meri want the pregnancy on Robyn again?- Robyn acts like the wounded bird, but she has slipped right on into favorite wife position and they all know it- Janelle is the workhorse of the family- with the brains and the having kids department, bless her heart. Janelle has earned the right to put her glasses up in the kitchen how she wants to. Christine... oh Lordy, I am sure she caused the other two wives much grief over the years but it is all being paid back now!! It really must have sucked to know you are having a baby and the baby daddy is getting sugars off the girlfriend/future #4. But really y'all great show, I still look forward to watching. But it looks as though if it was all rainbows and daisies then the women wouldn't be crying so much- I mean really- watch a episode or two and see how many times they burst into hormonal fits all red faced and puffy eyed!! And Kody sits there every time with the same confused dumb look on his face.

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    1. Christine is looking super hot these days! I bet she is back in wife #1 position! She is hotter & thinner than all of the wives now.

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    2. I think Christine is looking good and doing well. But as far as getting back to the No.1 wife position.......who cares! She isn't missing anything and just maybe she is doing pretty well on her own.

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    3. Anon 4:42 pm- well said. Unfortunately I don't think it matters how much Christine improves her appearance, Kody will never love her the way she and all women deserve. I don't think he was ever in love with her. Very sad. She does look great. Does she have family (from the AUB royalty) who can help/support her if she decides to leave....or family who have experience with wives who leave and divorce their husbands in this lifestyle? Seems like it happens often in these families.

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  7. Living the plyg life would make anyone cry everyday and sometimes every hour. Such a demorilizing place to be in life.

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  8. I really like that oldest son of Janelle. Logan I think is his name. He is a great kid. She has done such a good job raising him. I think she did better than if Kody was more involved. Hope he does well in life and is happy.

    At his graduation he speaks well of all his Moms. I think it was sincere and he speaks in such a diplomatic way. Smart kid. He is everything as a man that is Dad isn't.

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    1. ITA, Logan is a pretty amazing kid who seems to have his head screwed on tight. Of all the wives, after reading their book, I feel the most for Janelle. I think she has worked the hardest and sacrificed the most and still gets treated like a 3rd class citizen. She should be proud of Logan, I know Christine had a huge hand in raising him but none of them would have had a roof over their heads or food on the table if it wasn't for Janelle.

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    2. Logan does seem like a great, all-around person. They did a good job raising him. They are, however, getting on my nerves about him going off to college ... He's still in Vegas, not across the country. I think they are exaggerating it for the show.

      - Mock Jobs

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    3. I feel that Kody is secretly insanely jealous of Logan. Just a feeling I get.

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  9. "That was just another fine example of how "they all work together" if it's cutting the checks, but not if Janelle's kids need fed or Christine needs a study break. Meri, what exactly DO you DO?"

    GREAT POINT Mr. Sister. Excellent.
    She should be the one helping all the others. And Robyn with her nanny? Could she not help Christine?

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    1. Saw a tweet from Robun about Christine needing help - she basically blamed Christine for not asking - all while trying to make herself look good. She says " was so heart broken when I saw how much Christine needed help. She never told me or asked me! Grrr"

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    2. When I need help with the house or kids I ask my husband to help and he does. No problem.

      I guess this just doesn't happen in plyg life. You either have good relationships with your sister wives or - as in the Brown house - you are on your own to cope.

      What a crappy life.

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    3. Meri can do what she wants now. And if I were her I would not be wanting another baby at this stage of the game.

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    4. I totally understand Meri not wanting a baby but if this life makes everyone better than why don't we see her babysitting for the young ones? A rhetorical question on my part, and no, I'm not talking Sol, I mean children other than him!

      To the earlier post about choosing wife teams, I'm Team Janelle all the way!

      I would even buy the previous seasons on dvd. If I found them on a sale rack, that is.

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  10. What happens when plyg kids grow up? Do they continue to view their father's other wives as their "mothers"? Do they visit them and possibly financially assist them if needed?(in other words, treat them as they would their own mother) Or do they basically ignore them? Or are they hostile towards them remembering the competition and pain the other womwn caused their mother. Obviously every family would differ, but in general, how are the other mothers treated?

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  11. That's a good idea but it wouldn't pass zoning laws in Vegas.

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    1. Curious - why not if it is in the county, such as their homes?

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    2. Youre told the direction your front door needs to face.

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    3. Didn't they say when they first moved to Vegas that they couldn't build a Lehi style house due to Nevada zoning laws? Something about the multiple kitchens in the "apartments"?

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    4. I'm sure if they purchased their own land, then they could choose to build more than one home. I live in Clark County Nevada, but do not know the zoning laws in particular. I never understood why they didn't just buy property and build from there.

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    5. VegasMom, respectfully, they may or may not be able to. Each piece of land can only have a limited number of dwellings on it. Youre still have to follow specific rules. Such as how high your fences are, how wide your home is, etc. I dont think they would be allowed to face the homes as seen in the drawing. I think it's a great idea, but in the three states we have built in, it wouldn't have been allowed. I will say tho, one was not NV. But I could see NV having the same requirements for the same reason. It would look terrible if homes were allowed to face any random direction. It brings down values as well.

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  12. I hate to ask but I'd really like the information of where to watch episodes. I wanted to see last week and did not, and will likely not be able to see this week's so would really appreciate the information. Anyone, please help. Thanks so much.

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    1. Usually they don't come up for a day or two. You can buy them cheap at itunes or Amazon, or download them or watch online at various sites, just google the episode with watch online free and see if you can find it. Or you can get a free trial of Netflix and watch it. I saw last weeks was on there.

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    2. Hi Border Collie

      Looks like MisterSister beat me to it!

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    3. If you torrent, you can catch some at http://thepiratebay.se/. It would be GREAT if someone put tonight's on there.

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    4. Thank you MS, CJ & anon. I know it's been mentioned before but of course I didn't make a note of it at the time because I didn't need it. I do like the clip of the stuff they didn't show, the roadside attraction. You are great friends to respond. Thanks again.

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    5. The guy who uploads the torrents of the show usually doesn't get to them until Monday morning. I don't get TLC on my cable package so I am a downloader and have to wait. Luckily I get to read this awesome blog while I am waiting :-)

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  13. Pamela Springville, Utah


    I am trying to watch the interview with Natalie Morales...I can't find it anywhere. Can someone please post the link.

    As far as the jealously issue...yes everyone gets jealous. However, their ugly bald husband obviously enjoys stirring it up between them. I know most might disagree with me...but these women all deserve this relationship because they all have the ability to leave, and choose to stay. I feel no pity for women who refuse to do what's in the best interest of their children. Seeing their phucktard of a daddy once a week for mere minutes isn't a reason to stay and endure the eventual trainwreck outcome ending of this family.

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    1. I think bald men are sexy! My husband shaves his head and I love the way it looks.

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    2. Anonymous @7:13 pm - I've searched also and cannot find the Natalie Morales interview anywhere. I did get to see it, but I was trying to find it for others that wanted it.

      Maybe someone else will know where you can watch it. Good luck.

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    3. Anon 7:13 pm- How can they gain insight and just up and leave (or not get into this relationship in the first place) if this is how they have been raised, know nothing else, have no skills, and believe this is the only way to eternal salvation? I'm only speaking for Christine here and possibly Janelle if she is truly into the religion like some say even though she wasn't raised in this. I feel Meri and Robyn, while they were raised in this lifestyle, knew better and could have made a better lifestyle choice but chose this lifestyle and this family in order to be bullies, passive aggressive ninnies, narcissistic know it alls, attention seekers, lazy money hogs, and princesses. Disgusting.

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  14. I saw the picture of Christine, she looks great. Self confidence and self esteem is a great motivator. She passed her real estate exam, she got approved for her new home, in just her name, and I read that she got a job with Mona. I think that feeling good about herself helped motivate the weight loss, and good for her.

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  15. For those of us with DirecTV who have the show set to record all "Sister Wives" episodes, please note that the "Sister Wives: Secrets Revealed" episode was not picked up automatically to record. I had to manually select it because of the different show name. This happenned last season also with one of the interview shows.

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    1. It's because like the Morales interview, tonight's interview show is not considered part of the series per se, for whatever reason.

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    2. Hey thanks Sharkie...I wouldn't have known that. Don't know if I need to watch it again but now I will be able to if I can.

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  16. Re. child moving to college in same town: When my only child left to live at college it was also only about 30 minutes away---but it might as well have been on the next planet. I cried for hours---the house was just so empty...so I can empathize with Logan moving out----even if just across town.

    Kody's hair: As I posted once before---forgive me, everyone on SWB---but I like his hair on the longish side...yep, I know, I'm Krazy!

    My Three Wives: Finally caught most of the episode today. Whew! I can't understand why the daughter would want to go live that more cloistered life with the Centennial community. Ewwwwww! Creepy! I would have put up a stronger battle than the Dargers appeared to do on camera to stop her or make her step back and at least take a longer look at what she was getting in to. Ish! Also, I see nothing in the Darger household to make polygamy look good or be acceptable from a woman's point of view. Most distressing.

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  17. Just don't see Robyn as the big catch anymore. Kody has got to realize that Christine and Janelle raising kids much easier than she does. She looks worn for her age. I wish he'd hurry up and add another one or two. Otherwise, i see the show going down the tubes.

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    1. Was she ever? She brought debt, kids (one with special needs, which is very hard to handle) and had a failed marriage under her belt. I dont see the trophy in that.

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  18. My Sister Wives closet is DOWN again, lol!!!

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  19. ChristineLooksGreatDecember 30, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Interesting that once a "storyline" is over, you don't see it anymore? What about Meri and Robyn being besties? I sure don't see that at all lately. The little ones staying with Meri? How they all work together? Nope. They can blame it on being apart, but for goodness sakes, they only lived a mile apart (Meri).

    Even in Big Love, they had breakfast and dinners nightly. Nick and Margie happily worked in Barb's kitchen quite a bit. I doubt this as ever happened in any other their households.
    As a matter of fact, many of my happiest times are when my sister in law and our daughters are all in the kitchen, and we seem to do so well. What's up with them not eating together?
    Oh wait - now it's brought up, they will show it on the show. Because, you know, now they are so close together, that WILL make all the difference in the world! WHAT A CROC! 3 of them lived less than a block apart before. Could Meri not drive over?
    They are not living a good polygamy life. I don't agree with polygamy, but at LEAST Joe Darger and family try to live their faith, and not afraid to speak about the faith. That I can respect much more than this mess.

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  20. Did the Brown's not pay their bill or something? I went to MSWC because I wanted to look at this fancy "not cheap" jewelry and the web site is not accessible...anyone care to comment? Also, where do these people work? Merri said in the episode where they were explaining why they all get equal amounts of money that she is doing an equal amount of work, what work? Is she talking about this show? This is work? What does Merri do besides whine and cry and bitch and moan? I've been trying to figure these people out and they seem like one big fraud. They have Mormon symbols all over the place, there was like a picture of the SLC temple in Merri's entry way. Last season when they were having church service at one of their homes Kody was reading from the BOM. They made a pilgrimage to Nauvoo, but they aren't even LDS. If they are so bent on following the religion that Joseph Smith restored then they would know that one of the main things is that they are to follow the "Prophet", even if they don't like what he is saying. How does Polygamy fit into this? It hasn't been part of LDS life for many years. This is a problem to me. They are so hypocritical it is laughable. Am I the only one who notices this? Janelle commented that she would like her kids to be LDS if they weren't going to be Plygs, see what I mean...OH, and that Mariah, can you only imagine what a fun Sis wife she will be. I can see her being as awful and mean, abusive as her Mom. It is funny to hear her talk about the reasons why she is planning to be a Sister wife herself, because she wants what her parents have, does she really think that is what it is to be happy? They seem like they can't stand each other, she seems as off as her Mother is...

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    1. I went to MSWC because I wanted to look at this fancy "not cheap" jewelry and the web site is not accessible...anyone care to comment

      According to Robyn, their server can't handle the traffic peaks on show nights, and it's too expensive to get a better server. So she asked that fans try later during the week...not good business if you ask me.

      They have Mormon symbols all over the place

      They are fundamentalist Mormons, so I would expect Mormon symbols to be present - it makes up the foundation of their faith! They still believe in Joseph Smith, Nauvoo, Brigham Young, everything Mormon except for the banning of polygamy and the changes to church doctrine in 1978.

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    2. I call bs on that server excuse - they're just too cheap to pay more to a web hosting service.

      This proves IMO that MSWC exists solely as a plot line for the show.

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    3. I wonder if MSWC will be another failed business now that they have these homes. Robun doesn't need "proof" of income anymore now her loan is closed.

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    4. So instead of INVESTING your limited funds in a piece of equipment that is your conduit to more earnings, why don't you rent a couple of RVs and take off on an expensive vacation with a bunch of kids who don't even want to go?

      The Brown mentality boggles the mind of anyone with a grain of sense.

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    5. Dakota - I agree with you on the server BS. I've often wondered why they don't just pay to have it hosted. It's not THAT expensive and it would be worth it for them business-wise not to have the site go down all the time. Who knows, if someone actually buys their crap jewelry that would pay the hosting fees

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    6. I looked at the store and it loaded fine for me (although it WAS last week). what i was disappointed in was the face that there is only jewelry right now. I'm not a jewelry person and I would LOVE to have seen the purses. I thought the jewelry looked nice but was a little TOO specific. Hope they can expand soon

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    7. Holy #(@*! They tell their customers to "come back later!" What kind of business sense do these people have????!!!

      Oh, wait. It's just a tax umbrella, typical Mormon scam. Silly me! They dont care if they keep customers or not.

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    8. Anon 8:02, you are not the only one that notices this. Trust me.

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  21. How long will next season be? 6 eps, 5? Is this a sign TLC is getting bored with them?? I have been having fun on Sister Wives facebook pi$$ing people off!! These people amaze me how they think this family work, are happy, inspire others....... I am glad my kids are playing nice with each other so I've had time to annoy..... *evil laugh* >:-)
    And completely off topic I must say GO ReDSKINS! :-) Happy New Year Y'all.....NYE here in Oz

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  22. Re watching last weeks episode and getting geared up for the big finale and what do I see?

    A commercial for cold sore meds! LOL!

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    1. I know! I noticed that too and I totally laughed. It made me wonder at the power of this blog!

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  23. Just need a safe place to say that Kody looks like a idiot running around wearing a backpack! What '40 something' year old man wears a backpack? Just as bad as sporting a fanny pack, hate those too!

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    1. That what I was saying in the previous post about this last episode. He looks like BOOG from Open Season with that tiny backpack. Guess carries some "home-made" fish cookies from each of the wives.

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    2. Yup, the backpack is now cool. But maybe if you are a blig hubby you have necessary stuff to tote around on your "rotations".

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    3. A shoplifting one..

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    4. Bwahahaha, you guys are cracking me up. Love it.

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    5. The same idiot that wear his hair long and thinning cause he thinks he's hot!

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  24. What about Mariah wanting to become a doctor?! What person with half a brain would go choose a doctor who is a polygamist?! If she is smart enough to want to become a doctor then she should be smart enough to realize that polygamy is WRONG!

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    1. I'm thinking other polygamists. Just like Christine's grandfather Rulon Allred's practice benefitted the polygamist community. She could do the same thing. Quite smart if you think about it.

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  25. Divided States of BrownDecember 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Has anyone else noticed the million ASPCA commercials about animal cruelty? Coincidence after the episode of putting down the family dog??? I think not...

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  26. I think Robin is preggers. Big tummy.

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    1. I agree. Pregnant belly. She is even carrying high. Not just flab.

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  27. Meri - time to get real. Stop crying over the options in your house and just learn to compromise. Watching you be as selfish and needy as you are is really disgusting. No one else is making it as difficult as you are. I don't understand.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! She is so selfish and irritating to watch. To see Christine and Janelle come in under budget and HAPPY with their choices makes me wonder how he even deals with Meri

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    2. Keep "bitching" it up Meri! Love the crying, weeping drama every week. Makes my live look so darned good.

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    3. This comment is right on! I am so over Meri and her selfishness. And her trying to blame Kody during the meeting for the carpet choices was ridiculous. I think she is one of the most manipulative selfish people I have ever seen. I don't know how Christine and Janelle put up with her. She keeps the baby option open so she has something to whine about and a way to manipulate everyone into feeling sorry for her. I have had enough of her. It's disgusting to me.....I actually feel myself getting physically angry over it while I watch! I am so indignant for Christine and Janelle!

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    4. Meri always seem to come up with an excuse for her inexcusable behavior. Like when she half-heartedly apologized to Janelle for causing a rift because of the kitchen situation. Then she erased all of the apologizing by saying "It's just in my nature to speak my mind. It's the way I was raised." Totally diminishing any apology she just gave.

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    5. Yes! I used to be irritated about them deciding to live separately but after seeing Meri this season, I DON'T BLAME THEM. She is HORRIBLE. And she is teaching her child this crap, UGH.

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  28. Only a few minutes into tonight's episode and Meri is tearing up already!!!!!

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  29. I hate that Kody seems to think that Christine and Janelle are second bananas compared to his trophy wife and troll of a wife. Why doesn’t this man realize that he is hurting his kids by secluding and demeaning their mothers? Also, what makes Kody think he is a father: last time I checked a father was involved in their children’s lives and not a part time parent. Has anybody notice how he carries his trophies infant like he is gold. Ok, so how about the other children: Oh remembered after Christine had her last daughter the Brown clan just shook it off and was more excited about planning the wedding between Kody and his trophy wife. I have to admit I’m addicted to this show even though I disagree with Mr. Surfer dude lol

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    1. You don't have to agree with the Kodsters choices. Just enjoy the ride that is what the show is for.

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  30. I used to like meri. At one time she seemed like the voice of reason. After this season I see her in a completely different light... And not for the best. We all have crosses to bear and I have had my own issues with conceiving a second child (cancer) but would never dream of making this anyone's issue but mine. Her selfish behavior in regards to family finances and personal demands are anything but Christian in nature. It's materialistic and selfish. I hope she reads this and rather than dramatize the issue that she reflects on the truthfulness of my comments and minimizes her demands on the family.

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  31. I used to like meri. At one time she seemed like the voice of reason. After this season I see her in a completely different light... And not for the best. We all have crosses to bear and I have had my own issues with conceiving a second child (cancer) but would never dream of making this anyone's issue but mine. Her selfish behavior in regards to family finances and personal demands are anything but Christian in nature. It's materialistic and selfish. I hope she reads this and rather than dramatize the issue that she reflects on the truthfulness of my comments and minimizes her demands on the family.

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  32. OK, that awful quilt for Logan to take to college, was that their idea of a joke? Or were they serious? Can you imagine how embarrassing that would be for a young man? I mean, these people! If that is their way of trying to keep him from having sex, well they are just ODD. An 18-19 year old man is going to do what he is going to do in the sex department, right or wrong these are his choices. Like Kody is some big example to tell his son not to be sexually active, he is stuping four women at a time and has been for years! That quilt was just sooooooo tacky, I would store it in his Mom's attic or garage if I were him. Go to Bed Bath and Beyond, or even K Mart Logan and buy a dorm sized quilt, DON'T take that awful hick quilt to college, he will be the laughing stock!

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    1. Omg I can't wait to see that ep! Kody not letting his ADULT son make his own decisions that I gotta see.

      And in front of cameras - yup there's some quality parenting there.

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    2. The quilt was given with love and the best of intentions. He will be happy that he has it many years from now. I agree it will not be cool to take it to the dorm.
      Stop being so nasty.

      As regards sex, all parents try and caution their children, so they try and make good decisions for themselves. Do you expect his father would tell him to get out there and be a hound dog?

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    3. That quilt is tacky and always will be! They couldn't make him a photo album? I'm not being nasty I am being realistic. Kody is a big hypocrite, he is sexually active with FOUR women at the same time and he is telling his son not to be active with any, very hypocritical! Kody and all of his wives are also BREAKING THE LAW regardless of all their lame excuses.

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    4. why not be a "hound dog" his dad is doing it. And Logan is much better looking than Kody is. If college is n't the right place to explore his sexuality, then where is?

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    5. I SO agree about the granny quilt. That is just SOOOO not something you give a young man, DUH! Even the other side, the plaid side, was ghastly and fugly. Maybe when he's 80 he'll think it's neat-o.

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    6. I get the feeling that women are going to avoid Logan like the plague when he first arrives at college, because they will all know that he's pseudo-famous and any girl that dates him would be tacitly agreeing with his family's lifestyle. Any girl that finds herself associated with him, particularly at first, would be condemned as wanting to be plyg.

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    7. finally seeing realityDecember 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

      In this day and age, the time to talk about sex with your child is not when they leave for college, more like Jr. Hi. Kody must not be aware of what is going on in the real world, for most kids colllege is waaayyy to late for that talk!

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    8. My teenage daughter called it a purity quilt. :-)

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    9. My husband walked by during the quilt scene and snorted, "Are these people insane?? Yeah right, a normal guy is really going to hang that on his wall or on his bed. That kid really needs to get himself out of that place!!"

      And for God' sake, he is only going to be 15-20 minutes away.
      However I do totally get Janelle's initial reaction.
      Exactly right..it does hurt when the first one leaves the nest.
      But life goes on.

      But about the bonus moms....come on, I would bet that for the last almost two years of his life none of the other "mothers" had quality time with him other than TLC-contrived time via trips and outings.
      Also, he is an older teen. That age group doesn't hang around home watching cartoons and playing games with younger siblings. They are mobile, either for socializing or for after school jobs.

      And let's be real about Sobbin....she has only "known" Logan a few years and even that was peripheral, since she has NEVER lived with him. But as always, she had to make sure she too had her share of * tears time * for cameras.

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    10. Of course the girls will ignore Logan like the plague. They'll definitely know who he is/his family background and seriously, unless you're a Fundy like they are, what on earth would ever in a million years appeal to you about dating a guy you're going to worry will be "courting others" at the same time? Most women don't want sloppy seconds.

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    11. If Logan "experiments" a little before getting married, he may realize that one woman is more than enough!

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  33. This family cries too much, it is weird, why are they always breaking down to tears?

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  34. Logan has awesome brothers and sisters! Too bad his dad wasn't a little more together. Logan will do a lot better on his own as an adult.

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  35. Oh of course Merri wants to try to carry the baby before letting Robyn be the surrogate! PLEASE, more Merri's pitty party, she just wants more to bitch about and complain that she tied and it didn't work...She is older, she supposedly has already tried every other method, if she is serious then she will just let Robyn carry it. Merri is crazy if she thinks it will suddenly work. See she is a selfish awful person, wasting all that money on IVF when she knows its not going to work! But hey it will accomplish her real goal which is to get more attention over her failure and to cry more and say see Kody I tried, uggggh I can't stand her!

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    1. finally seeing realityDecember 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Letting Robin carry it will not make a difference in success. If you know anything about IVF (and I do), it is the eggs that are important not the uterus.

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  36. How can they afford 4 homes and one husband ?

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    1. TLC, food stamps, Robyns child support, state medical coverage, "businesses" for tax purposes only.

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  37. not to be a smarty here.....but SERIOUSLY! just when i think meri is the WORST example of ANY religion, her "husband" cody proves me there is even worse! as a "joke" he asks christine to give her extra money to meri?????? paaaaaleeeaaassseee!

    if any of the brown clan actually read this, remember one thing. when you expose your life to tv, expect to be criticized and do NOT expect sympathy when you're a parent of ONE CHILD and still expect the SAME AMOUNT of money as other women with MORE KIDS! you ARE selfish meri for taking money away from those OTHER KIDS for your stupid wet bar and french doors. if you don't want people to think you're a horrid woman, then why are you a horrid woman on the camera? the camera shows you're a HORROR!

    you're a joke. and i LOVE watching the crash. that's why YOU are on tv!

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    1. Yup - Kody was a real man boobie asking Christine to free up some money for Meri's overrun. He thought she was innocent enough to fall into the trap so tried it on.

      Christine to her credit is going up and didn't fall for it.

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    2. Merri is a selfish witch and I am sorry but their lame excuse for why it is ok for Merri to go over board...brain washed, they claim since it isn't taking anything away from their needs. They clearly just don't realize how much better their lives and the lives of their children would be if they had more money to deal with, rather than giving it to Merri. Christine said that if she gets into a tight spot with money she asks Kody to "help her out" how is that not the same as a mistress or a girlfriend? She's on her own and he'll help her out in a bind? Awful, these people are awful!

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    3. I think that they should take 50% of the budget and give each wife one forth– than the remaining balance should be split to each wife according to how many children are in that household. But Robin shouldn't receive the same because she is collecting support from her ex.

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  38. Shame on Meri for coming in overbudget. What alternative reality does she live in, anyway? Of course, Kody doesn't care since it's the only house he'll have equity in or his name on! Geez....

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    1. And that is your answer right there...of course Kodys house will be the finest! It's the only one that really matters if his name is on it!

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  39. Why doesn't this family realize the family roots are in the people not the McMansions.

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  40. I'm still in the middle of watching the finale, but I seen something that drove me crazy. When they were all sitting down choosing options for their homes, Meri felt like she walked into the room to an attitude. Before she came in, the ladies pointed out that she was already over budget. So she was right, he did have an attitude. So what if she was a little over, this is gonna be her HOME for a long time and she wants everything to be right right now instead of having a costly renavations later on. Kody actually will have 4 family homes, unlike all the wives. Meri only gets one home so she deserves to have it made just like she wanted. She is a hard worker, I believe that if you work hard, (for years) then you def deserve somewhere that she loves. So Kody, leave her alone!!

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    1. Silly you! If there wasn't any drama in the scenes where they were picking their carpets, tiles etc. then what would be the point of running them all through the process smoothly. Boring TV - we want tears, angst, stupid remarks by Krochy. That's why we love the show! We gotta have something to trash them about.

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    2. She has one kid and a five bedroom house while jenelle cant get her house exactly as she wants it jenelle is thinking of the family by not going over budget mary only cares of herself.

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    3. Meri "deserves" to have her home made just how she wants it? Really? Then how come Janelle doesn't "deserve" to get her cement pad in the back yard? Why don't they all "deserve" to get all the upgrades?

      That is not reality. Reality is you purchase what you can afford and if you can't afford something you either purchase something cheaper or less options or you WAIT until you CAN afford it.

      I wanted granite countertops in our kitchen and bathrooms, but we were at the top of our budget so I didn't get them. I somehow managed to cope with that devastating loss (not) and actually have dealt with typical tract home countertops just fine. When we can afford it, we will get them. That's how normal people live usually.

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    4. Meri is a very hard worker???? The only thing she works hard is being a bully. Meri- if you so want a larger family.... what about all the homeless children? If your God doesn't mind that there is more than one wife....I would think he would smile upon you having a child in your home that wasn't from you and Cody if it was giving a home to a homeless child.

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  41. Mary should have what she once. After all she is the real wife! !!!!! All robin does is cry. Mary don't have any more kids wow. Does Cody ever spent one on time with any of these kids. Mary has a right to cry all the time with family!!!!!!

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    1. They r either all 'real' wives, or none of them are. Meri has no special status, except in her own self-centered, egotistic mind. She needs to get over herself!

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  42. From my perspective, those homes are very extravagant - in terms of the hugeness of the homes and lots. Where I live, there is not space enough to build homes like these. If one did build such homes in my city, the land itself would cost millions and millions. Considering their finances, it seems like such a gamble... stressful.

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  43. Ohhh Hell, CJ's review of this after show is gonna be good....

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    1. Agreed! CJ will get real bitchy about this episode. Should be good for a hearty laugh or two. I wait in anticipation.

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  44. 9 min into the reunion show.....OMG! The make up, even on Kody is flat out awful! I mean, it does seem to b professionally aoplied, but the colors and fake eyelashes and super shiny lipgloss just seem wayyyy out of place. And overly harsh. And why oh why must they all dress so freaking frumpy!?! I get that u have "finite" resources and u demand modesty. But geez, that doesnt mean u have to dress like you r somebodys 70 yr old grandma ( no offense please, to any 70 yr old grandmas)....

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    1. My mom is 71 and dresses much more fashionably than any of the wives.

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    2. Look how they all normally dress, the long sleeved shirt underneath a tank top look is really really bad...I just don't get it, never will. Do they think they look good? Or are they competing with each other because that is what their life is all about?

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    3. That a girl Michelle - tear them all apart. The old fangs were really showing eh? They could have dragged themselves into the studio after cleaning the toilets I guess, but I think the make up and clothes of their choice for the interview was Okey Dokey with me. I thought they all looked very pretty, including the Krudster. Quite respectable indeed.

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  45. Someone needs to neuter Cody. He has enough children. He needs to focus on the ones he does have. Meri doesn't need another child. She needs to get through perimenopause without killing anyone.

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    1. No way! I want all Meri's bedroom packed with double bunk beds!

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    2. Totally selfish Meri, but isn't the drama good? It would be down right boring if she did the right thing by the family. But as far as greed is concerned I think they have all caught the bug.

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  46. I am half way thru the "Secret's Revealed episode and so far it is pretty much a recap of the season. So boring! The only thing I have learned so far is that they all have their own checking accounts and one family account. And they decided as a family how much each wife gets and then Janelle cuts the checks. What secrets are they talking about that are supposed to be revealed?!

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  47. I'm annoyed with this interview. You can tell they demanded more control of the interview this time around. They are skirting around the tough questions. Bring back Natalie Morales!!

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  48. Classic-picture-in-picture:Meri crying while watching herself cry.

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  49. Seems to me they are ALL building too large...younger kids can share bedrooms until the oldest ones go to college. Families all across the US do this every day. When they are financially strapped, why are they building these massive homes? Seems pretty financially irresponsible to me. And why Meri needs five bedrooms is beyond me. You can't tell me the builder doesn't have blueprints for something a little different. Selfish....

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    1. The homes are pretty over-the-top; I think the Browns are being imprudent and extravagant in this respect. Considering the tenuous financing of the homes, it appears that they really cannot afford them. Seems so heedless considering the financial strain of their numerous children and the vagueness of their livelihoods. Apparently, these folks learned no lessons from the 2008 market crash.

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  50. She never tried fertility where she carried the baby. It makes sense to do that first. There are legal issues and Robyn doesn't have loads of time and she wants more kids with Kody.

    They are four wives. It should be equal money if they are getting separate homes. It should be the same budget. The others didn't have to have 6 kids. It should not be have the most kids get the biggest budget. I think separate houses are a bad idea. If any of this is a good idea.

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    1. If you look at it that way, but they are claiming to be this big happy family, fully united. In that sense no it doesn't make sense to equally divide money, they should be dividing it according to needs not just to be "equal". So Christine and Kody's kids, or Janelle and Kody's kids have to sacrifice and go with less, or without so that stupid Merri can have her bar? If they weren't such a big fraud then Merri wouldn't be demanding so much over appearances, the appearance of possibly getting less as she would care more about the needs of the children. Remember supposedly they are her kids as well...but then they are just a big fraud. The appearance of equality is more important to them then taking care of the children!

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  51. I am watching the "Sister Wives: Secrets Revealed" right now. YAWN! In the words of Christine, "I'm done." I just can't take the boredom of this show anymore.

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  52. But the problem 10:01 PM with Meri having her own home and 'deserving' it as you say, is that she isn't paying for it. She's basically never really paid for anything as Janelle was the main bread winner in the family - next to Kody. Meri had a part time job. Now they have TLC paying the bills ... for awhile. When that gravy train stops, Janelle will probably once again be asked to foot the bill for everyone.

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    1. Agreed!

      How ironic though......it was fine in the past for Big Meri to only work PART TIME yet reap the same benefits.....while poor Janelle worked her duff off, full time. Big Meri and Sobyn are so diggin' this gig because they get what most people/families work their arses off for years to achieve, for doing nothing. And what is all of this "Work" they're all doing that Big Meri speaks of? What a sorry lot. Welfare fraud, numerous bankruptcies, lotsa free rides, willing to go on TV and lie some more for money, exploiting their children on TV all for money so that they don't have to actually work. Janelle is truly the only one who's paid her dues and fairly contributed. I hope one day she decides she's had enough and she leaves them all to fester in their delusions and dysfunction and deceit. I would be mortified and repulsed if my parents went on TV and took part in outright lies all for money.

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  53. A re-committment ceremony?? Are they just looking for ways to blow money at this point?? I guess there's no hope of just learning more about every day life and survival as a polygamous family. Now they are creating drama with all of these dumb vacations and pseudo-celebrations of any life event that they can film. It's become Jon & Kate in record time, and I'll be surprised if they have more than one season left in them.

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  54. OMG, Meri is crying every five minutes-i recommend>Therapy!!! iT IS ALSO OBVIOUS THEY ARE MILKING THIS BABY STORYLINE FOR ALL IT'S WORTH-she isnt interested in having a baby....Kody & his hair-good grief, get over yourself-your hair is a hot mess-cut that stuff already...those are not houses they are building-they are mansions-and to act like they are bickering over 200 dollars over budget is laughable...they boo who over not being in one house-and still go ahead and build four-i think they are all nuts...

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    1. Well you can't pick Krochie's brain for anything insightful, might as well pick on his hair. By next season there will be a new look.

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  55. Wow! All of them look so much better in the interview...make-up on all of sister wives and the girls look fantastic and their clothes are so much better. NBC must have lent their services..even Cody looked better.
    Also, did you notice Robyn at the home site? She was D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y pregnant. Wonder when they are going to tell us what happened?

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    1. I thought she looked pregnant, too.

      The studio during the interview must have been a bit too toasty -- they were all sweating and shining. They looked great at first, though!

      Oh, and I think we can guess what happened. ;)

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    2. Hi Anon above. I think you are right. All looked great. The kids did a credible job in the interview and either Robyn has had her head in the doritto bag to often, or she is preggers. Will make for another season or two.

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  56. Meri .. Grow up. Makes grown up decisions (not spending the families resources on rooms for kids that you don't have, needing a wet bar when you don't drink, to have a baby or not). Seriously, we've listened to you sob over and over about the second child and now that robin offers the solution you suddenly can't deal and the only decision you can make is what color carpet you want and the fact that you NEED French doors!

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    1. I need french doors too. Having them installed next month. I am with Meri. If you are going to live like a queen for a month or two before it all falls apart, might as well go whole hog.

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  57. Did you notice that they are rolling the cost of the blinds and washer/dryer into the cost of the home? That means they are financing (and paying interest on) the cost of these items for at least 15, and possible 30 years (depending on whether they choose a 15 or 30 year mortgage). Not a savvy financial move, Browns.

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    1. Totally correct! These Browns are now victims of their own fame. They think it will go on forever and are not in any way preparing for the obvious future.

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    2. They make one devastating financial move after the next. That makes as much sense as financing your car insurance and many people still do it.

      Why would they even consider financing blinds, the washers and dryers? If they had any sense they would go buy used pairs or floor models that come with warranties. And between the four women, couldnt one of them taken on the job of sewing basic curtains for the homes?

      Hint: if you can not afford a basic slab of cement in your backyard, you can not afford your home.

      I bet the cost of blinds and the washer and dryers, after interest will be MORE THAN $50,000!!!!!!


      They should have had plenty of time to learn how to become financially fit and to set a better example for their children.

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  58. I see that Janelle tweeted that Tamron Hall "asked some tough questions." I must have been out of the room when they were asked. Did Ms. Hall ask about welfare fraud or why, if they are so concerned about money, does Logan pay for housing at UNLV when he could commute and save thousands of dollars a year?

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  59. Does anyone else think Robin's sister is the next sister wife?

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    1. Of course. Why else would he be consulting his hair dresser about a new doo? He has got to turn on the Krochy charm and has to look gooooood.

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  60. This interviewer let them get away with the same BS responses. Example:

    How are you going to afford these homes?

    Robyn: We have a lot of work to do, but we are determined and it is our goal.

    WTH? I am determined to reach my goal of winning the lottery, but it hasn't happened yet.

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    1. I am sorry you haven't won the lottery yet. I am pulling for you in the next draw. PS. If you win big, could you send me some to pay down my mortgage. Thanks.

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  61. Subtitle for "Secrets Revealed" is "The Meri Show". Really at least 75% or more was Meri talking or the others talking about her... it was not very interesting.

    The quilt was nice but not for a guy's dorm room---

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    1. Agreed and Agreed. Meri did seem to dominate the interview, but then again she does run the show.

      I think the quilt was a loving gesture that he will appreciate as he gets older, not now, and not in the dorm.

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  62. "Fair" does not always mean "equal," Meri.

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    1. You all have to realize that Meri comes from a plig background where the women all had to fight, whine and wail for the advantage over the other wives. She has seen it done and knows how to go about getting what she wants. Likely needs an antidepressant. It has done Christine wonders after her post partum episode.

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  63. Did anyone else catch when Kody and Janelle was going over her house options and it was quick and easy, he told her to kiss him because it was so simple with her. Her expression was like "oh sh!t, really? I have to kiss him?". Then she did do it, but it was reluctant and forced, like how you are made to kiss your weird uncle and he turns his head at the last second and you accidentally get his lips--that is how she looked.

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    1. I think she doesn't like PDA. I HATE PDA and would NEVER kiss my boyfriend in front of 2 women in a room. I don't think it was a matter of her being forced to kiss him because he was him but the situation in general.

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  64. Thought the makeup was good, except Christine's. She is just naturally pretty and looks better without all of that. Janelle's makeup was very pretty.

    They are still lying and acting like they've known the Dargers forever.

    Will Meri and Janelle ever be friends? No, but they can share a husband. On what planet does that make sense?

    Boring ...

    - Mock Jobs

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  65. I am watching the episode where you all are learning visiting Carthage Jail...my heart is broken. I was raised LDS, but do not practice now. I have a huge love for Prophet Joseph. I have so much respect for him. I also have a respect for you and what you stand for and believe in. I am married, and have no desire to be a polygamist. That being said, I strongly believe that you have a right to love who you love, and love as many people as you want to love. I feel like you are good people and it breaks my heart for you that people would be mean to you because of what you believe. Although I don't share the same beliefs, I don't think there's anything wrong with what you believe. Stay strong, you are beautiful, good people. Keep the faith, stay true to who you are. Good people are few and far between.

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  66. Pullezze....Figure 8/TLC....pullezze !!!
    Enough of the phony surrogate stuff!!!
    Just stop !!!
    You have milked this cow dry. Just put it out to pasture !!

    Meri is no more going to have IVF or rent Sobbin's uterus..than the Kodster was or is ever going to shave his scraggly head.

    Just stop already !!
    At this point you all are simply embarrassing yourselves with this sham of a story.

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  67. I am going to take out flood insurance before the new season of the show because the entire United States will soon be underwater from the tears produced by this family. Wasn't there a commercial for a new movie about a family surviving a tsunami among the innumerable TLC commercials? Apropos.

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  68. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to watch any of this but got to watch bits and pieces. From what I saw it looked like in order for Meri to get the wet bar, which she didn't want except fot the counter space, she had to have the bonus room and a fifth bedroom. Wow. So she economizes by not getting washer and dryer. I wouldn't put a washer and dryer in financing a house either. You'd be on your sixth washer and dryer while you were paying off the place and originals. But I digress. Why the hell would you not forego the wet bar you don't really want and put in the extra counter and wet bar for that matter after you move in? That's customizing to how you really need it. And you don't really know that until after you've lived in it for a bit. You want a party area, in Las Vegas you can put in a patio room and counter and wet bar for not a lot of money. I did, and it's a very nice patio room that has stood the test of time. I'm happy to use it as a den and I sleep there when company takes my bedroom. Great place. Better than adding a bonus room and extra bedroom for the sake of a stupid sink and counter. Good grief.

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  69. I'm beginning to wonder if Kody is planning to use giving Meri the house extras as leverage for another baby from her, however he can get it. He didn't even seem to fight her overage in that last scene. And he clearly doesn't realize how much blinds cost!

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  70. I so loooove a good snark, but even I with my cynical heart, have to admit, I did tear up a bit over the quilt. I agree with many od the posters tho, an 18 yr old guy living in the dorms pribably wont want ti cuddle up with it at night...but, as a mom who just recently sent her daughter off to college on the east coast, I thought the quilt was a really cool "momento"...plus, I just lost my mom two months ago...so seeing that quilt, with his family's pics seemed like a really loving gesture. A famuly heirloom if u will. In light of my loss, I guess it just touched me....

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  71. I noticed when Robyn joined Meri and Kody to pick out Meri's options, she had these headphones on Sol's ears. Why would she put headphones on a child that young? It is so bad for children's hearing.

    I also noticed that when the baby tried to move them or take them off, she pushed them right back on. Does anyone know what is up with that? Is this some therapy or something that I'm unaware of since I don't have kids at home any longer? HELP PLEASE

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  72. I must say, I thought the family quilt given to Logan was a great idea and the quilt itself was beautiful. At first I thought it was a little cheesy because of the photos and that he wouldn't dare take it to school with him. But then Robyn flipped it over and there was the more "usable" tartan. That was thoughtful, especially for a family that doesn't tend to think things through :p

    I'm SURE that this question has been asked and answered on this blog before but my curiosity was peaked during Robyn's credit score crisis ep. Does anyone know if Robyn's kids see their bio dad ever? And do they have the last name Brown or Jessop? I have a feeling it's Brown and I'm curious as to why it was changed. I could see how her kids, aside from King Sol obviously, might have taken Brown if they don't have contact with their bio dad. I know that they call Kody dad. Robyn must legally be Sullivan since that's the last name she used in the family's civil complaint paperwork and for deed on the McMansion.

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  73. If Cody wants to treat the wives like equals than why didn't he sit with Christine and Janelle for part of the show?

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  74. Ok im getting mixed up, I thought the Browns admitted in an interview over the summer that the homes fell through?
    I dont understand why they dont go back to Utah and build an addition for Robin!
    I dont understand why the interviewer is playing along with the new homes lie?

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  75. If you're considering a commitment to someone, such as the commitment the SW have made, I think it's helpful to know that the #1 reason why people divorce is financial.

    You do not have to be educated to learn how to have a healthy financial foundation. I learned from reading online and by reading books while at the library and bookstore. It didn't cost me a penny.

    I am one of three children. I am the only one without a college education. My brother and sister are both highly educated(masters & a doctorate!) and have abnormally high IQs, but they make poor financial decisions. They are both drowning in consumer debt.

    I have not completed college. But I made a decision to learn as much as I could about living a financially sound. It takes a lot of self-discipline. But when you sit down and crunch the numbers, is financing a car every five years really worth it? It would cost $90,000 over a 30 year period @ $250/month. Do you NEED a credit card? Why pay interest for something that you can pay off? Do you NEED a credit card company to buy your clothing and decorations? If you can't afford to do things like get instillation and a cement slab for your home, then you can not afford it. If you can not save up and buy your own washer and dryer and pay cash for your window coverings, then you can not afford your home.

    I fear for the financial future, which in turn in the security of this family. These kids are watching. They are not being taught how to live within a budget. How to save up, pay cash and save the difference. They are taught that if you want something you manipulate the system to get it.

    I have no debt aside from a mortgage that will be paid off when I am 50 years old. And I live on less than $27,000/year for a family of THREE in California! I could teach these Sister Wives a thing of two about being frugal. There is so much peace when you finally realize that you already have almost everything that you need already.

    I was rooting for the Sister Wives family. But I get so frustrated watching them make one devastating financial decision after another.

    I think TLC needs to bring Suze Orman on board. She would teach them that "determination" does does feed your children.

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