Sister Wives Kody Brown on How Feeling ‘Powerless’ as a Patriarch Damaged His Relationship with His Older Children

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Kody Brown is reflecting on how his relationship along with his older kids has modified. 

In an unique interview with PEOPLE, the 54-year-old Sister Wives star opens up about feeling “powerless” on the subject of seeing eye-to-eye along with his older kids and admitted their relationships have turn out to be strained. 

“Your relationship together with your 10-year-old or your five-year-old or your infants may be very completely different than the connection you’ve with a 15-year-old, a 20-year-old, and a 25 and a 30-year-old. It’s totally completely different,” he says. “I did not have any energy in my family to say, ‘These are the principles.’”

SISTER WIVES, Kody Brown (center), with wives and children, (Season 1), 2010-. photo: Joe Pugliese / © TLC / Courtesy: Everett Collection
The ‘Sister Wives’ household.Joe Pugliese/TLC/Everett

Feeling “powerless” as a father determine, Kody admitted his household started to “unravel” and had been unable to barter by their variations. And when “one particular person” has a unique “perspective,” the fact star says it may find yourself offending the opposite social gathering.   

“There have been a number of issues … very troublesome points that we needed to cope with. There have been no good solutions on the time,” he explains. 

Kody shared how the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted their relationships, noting that he was “not in a superb place” with Christine Brown and “recovering from a number of anger” with Meri Brown and Janelle Brown

Christine Brown, Meri Brown, Robyn Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown Sister Wives - 2010
The ‘Sister Wives’ solid.

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“However ultimately, it is virtually prefer it was a blur,” he says. “I do not know what occurred. All that is left now’s shifting ahead. Transferring ahead and hopefully therapeutic these relationships. It’s actually a narrative now, shifting ahead. It is a story about forgiveness. Forgiveness and discovering hope and pleasure after relationships have been severed from the best way that is the norm.”

The tv persona says that he’s studying to “discover a new regular” along with his former wives and “all of my kids.”

Gwendlyn Brown, whom Kody shares with Christine, has been vocal about her difficult relationship with the Brown household patriarch. 

In a video posted to her YouTube channel in February, the 21-year-old grew emotional whereas reacting to an episode of Sister Wives the place Kody made time to greet his and spouse Robyn Brown‘s youngsters after college.

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Gwendlyn Brown and Kody brown.Gwendlyn Brown/Instagram; TLC

“I do know that I ought to be blissful for them, however seeing him be an lively father with these youngsters actually hurts,” Gwendlyn mentioned with tears constructing. “It sucks to not have the ability to see them.”

She defined how difficult it’s to really feel blissful that her siblings are getting the parenting they want whereas feeling she did not get the identical from their dad, who has 18 youngsters in complete from his plural marriage with Robyn in addition to ex-wives Janelle, Christine and Meri.

“It is horrible that I am making this about myself, nevertheless it hurts a lot to see him be a superb father to others after I did not actually get that a lot. I do know I ought to be blissful for them and I’m,” she mentioned. “I am so blissful they’ve a superb father, or what appears to be like prefer to be a superb father and an lively father. However I simply did not get that and I do not do not forget that. I do not keep in mind coming house from kindergarten and seeing my dad and him being blissful that I ate all my lunch or that I made a good friend in school.”

Gwendlyn additionally praised mother Christine for “all the time” being there for them, saying, “I am so blissful I had her, nevertheless it was by no means my dad.”

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

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