Janelle From Sister Wives Claimed That Getting A “Release” From A Plural Marriage Requires Time And Is Different From Getting A Divorce.

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Sister Wives Janelle Brown shared that rather than getting a divorce from Kody Brown, she’d be looking for a “release”. What exactly did she mean?

In-depth coverage of the breakdown of Janelle Brown’s marriage to her longtime husband Kody Brown has been provided in season 18 of Sister Wives. Janelle recently stated that she would not be seeking a divorce from Kody, but rather a “release.” During Sister Wives season 17, after Christine Brown broke up with Kody, the family was unable to move forward with their shared future. After feeling restrained by Kody’s response to his and Christine’s breakup, Janelle—who at first wasn’t interested in leaving her marriage—decided that she wanted to address her own difficulties with her spouse. Janelle felt alone and alienated after making an effort to get in touch.

Janelle and Kody got into a heated argument over their relationship and how the family would be celebrating Christmas during Sister Wives season 18 episode 2. After an argument between Kody and his sons with Janelle, they stopped talking, and Kody refused to act like a grownup by ignoring his kids rather than attempting to rebuild their relationship. Things became complicated when Janelle and Kody quarreled about who was to blame for mending the relationship. A “release” was mentioned by Janelle as a result of the couple fighting more vehemently than they ever have, which baffled several viewers.

What’s A Release From Polygamy, Anyway?

Although Kody and Janelle are married in the eyes of their church, they aren’t actually legally married. Kody is only allowed to be legally married to one of his wives, which is now Robyn Brown after he divorced Meri Brown in 2014 to bring Robyn into the family. Polygamists marry spiritually, which means that when they’re looking to separate, they don’t turn to divorce. As Janelle explained on Sister Wives season 18 episode 5, she would be looking for a “release” from Kody, which is the religious version of a divorce, completely severing their marriage. Janelle mentioned she wasn’t sure if she wanted a release, but was considering it.

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Why Is The “Release” Process So Long-Winded?

On Sister Wives, Janelle hasn’t decided if she wants to divorce her husband, but she still has time to think about it. Due to the fact that the release procedure is based on faith, it takes a little longer than a conventional divorce. Spouses may need to finish counseling with a church counselor or be encouraged to try to repair their marriage rather than end it in order to be released. Janelle, who has fought for her marriage to Kody for years, probably feels as like she is already losing the battle. Janelle might find it challenging to work through her marriage in order to separate.

Janelle Deserves Freedom

Christine proposed to Janelle in the most recent episode of Sister Wives season 18 that they both move to Utah. Despite how alluring the idea was, Christine and Janelle were aware that she would not genuinely leave Kody behind. Janelle, who has continually struggled in her relationship with Kody, is obviously motivated to make things better for herself. She feels constrained by her roots in Flagstaff, and since she’s no longer with Kody, it makes natural that she might leave after this season of Sister Wives is through. Christine has earned the right for Janelle to discover her own happiness.

Sister Wives airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC

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