‘Counting On’: 3 Ways Jill Duggar’s Demeanor Has Completely Changed

A couple of months back, Derick Dillard let it slip that his wife, Jill Duggar, was working with a therapist on boundary issues. Family followers were thrilled to hear she was working with a licensed professional, and even the most ardent critic can admit that Jill seems to have gone through some serious changes in recent months. In fact, the further she gets from her famous, supersized family; the more her demeanor seems to be changing.

Jill has developed sassier facial expressions

Jill took to YouTube to share her hunt for quarantine supplies, and family followers noticed she wasn’t exactly keeping sweet. In the vlog-style video, Jill rolled her eyes, made sassy facial expressions, and, overall, seemed like an average, mainstream young mother. The change was significant enough for fans to notice, too.

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Family followers also noticed that Jill was quick to admit that her kids didn’t know how to “behave” in Walmart, something that most of the Duggar kids would never actively admit. The video was in stark contrast to Jessa Duggar’s recent YouTube uploads, all of which attempt to paint her family in a really positive light. Jill appears to be more willing to put her real life out there. Perhaps, therapy has taught her that perfection isn’t necessary or even attainable?

Jill has dropped the sickly sweet voice that every Duggar woman wears once she’s married

Michelle Duggar’s “baby voice” has been discussed at length on multiple online forums. Family critics largely believe the baby voice is an act, and their theory has been largely proven after each of the Duggar girls found themselves in courtships. Each one appeared to develop the same baby voice during their early courtships, and several appear to carry it through into their marriage. Anna Duggar, who married Josh Duggar in 2008, has also seemingly adopted the same cadence.

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Jill did the same when she first married Derick. After their 2014 nuptials, the duo starred in Counting On for three seasons, and Jill’s voice was decidedly higher and sweeter. Now, years after they’ve left the show and separated from the Duggar clan, Jill’s voice appears to be far more natural.

Jill has dropped some of the Duggar family catchphrases in recent months

Jill’s Instagram feed has a more secular feel than that of many of her siblings, too. She’s seemed to drop some of the family’s favorite catchphrases, and her posts feel a bit more natural and personalized in recent months.

AJ Calloway interviews Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard during their visit to 'Extra'
AJ Calloway interviews Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

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The Duggar family has a tendency to write birthday posts that feel like they are pulled from a template. Each one says the same thing, and there is very little in the way of personality in the posts. Jill hasn’t done that recently. Perhaps Derick and Jill have spoken with someone who is helping them with their image, or the fact that they only have two children is allowing them to develop a more personal relationship with them. Whatever the reason is, family followers are happy to see the changes.