It should come as no surprise to anybody who watches Sister Wives that Meri Brown has some serious issues when it comes to her family life. Recent episodes of the TLC reality show centered on Meri and husband Kody Brown’s relationship.
In a recent episode, Kody expressed his confusion that Meri has been able to foster strong business relationships but that her family relationships are poor or non-existent. In another episode, Kody expressed his anger that he feels everybody in the family has to tip-toe around Meri and allow her to get her way.
Looking at the evidence, it is clear these issues have existed for a long time.
The Brown wives wrote a book titled Becoming Sister Wives shortly after the TLC show made it big. The book points to a difficult relationship that specifically erupted between first wife Meri and second wife Janelle. In fact, Janelle Brown once moved out of the family’s home because of presumed issues with her sister wife.
Meri and Janelle’s difficult relationship has been featured on the show. In fact, the two have been shown attending counseling sessions, something that Meri was initially resistant to because she claimed she’d been trying to promote a positive relationship for a long time.
Meri has also had issues with her own daughter. Her daughter, Mariah, is the only child she has with Kody. When Mariah came out to the family as gay, Meri was seemingly the parent who was most resistant to the idea.
Meri and Mariah also butted heads over the catfishing scandal that Meri was involved in. Mariah had warned Meri that the person she was talking to was not the handsome man she thought he was. Instead, Meri had an emotional relationship with a catfish.
Meri has also exhibited problems with Maddie Brown Brush, Janelle’s daughter. Viewers of the show saw some of the initial problems develop when Maddie gave birth to her first son, Axel. Meri didn’t participate in the birth of Axel, though all the other wives did. Meri also didn’t participate in the birth of Maddie’s second child.
Maddie has used Twitter in the past to address a “monster” she grew up with but was no longer forced to deal with. The tweets have been deleted now, but many people who watch the show believe Maddie was talking about Meri.
In several episodes of the latest season of Sister Wives, Kody has pointed out instances in which Meri has created trouble. He claims that she has had a hard time dealing with many family members.
At another point in the season, Janelle and Christine discussed the difficulties of living in one house together. Meri did not want the children using her rooms to get to the house of the other wives. Instead, they had to go outside to travel to another part of the same house.
All of this points to Meri having a difficult position in the family. She seems to struggle with many of her family relationships, which has made many viewers wonder if she will stay with the family in years to come.