‘Counting On’: Jill Duggar Just Shared the ‘Saddest Part’ of Her Day With Her Instagram Followers

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar introduced their family to the world via reality TV — and now, it’s their older kids who are taking the spotlight. While Jessa, Jana, Joy-Anna, and Jinger are making a name for themselves thanks to TLC’s Counting On, fans are keeping a serious eye on Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard. While the two aren’t regulars on the show anymore, Jill is always sharing bits and pieces of her life on Instagram, for better or for worse.

We know Jill and Derick often feature each other (usually with their two kids, Samuel and Israel) on the ‘gram. And recently, Jill just proved her marriage is still going strong after sharing the “saddest part” of her day on her Instagram Story.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are still completely in love with each other

Jill and Derick have a love story that few fans forget. Derick was doing humanitarian work in Nepal back in 2012 when he got in touch with Jim Bob for the first time. “He sounded like an amazing young man. I felt like from the beginning, they had similar personalities and goals. I thought they would hit it off,” Jim Bob told People.

And hit it off they did. Jill and Derick were talking regularly on the phone in 2013, and Jill eventually traveled with Jim Bob to Nepal to meet Derick face-to-face. “I traveled over 36 hours to meet him and we had a film crew filming and jet lag so it is a different dynamic than most people have. But it was really special,” she told People.

Today, Jill and Derick are still going strong despite some fan backlash over their relationship. The two have many photos of them kissing, going on dates, and sharing their advice for a successful marriage.

Jill believes wives should shower their husbands with affection

Jill and Derick have some seriously controversial views on marriage. Back in June 2019, Jill released a blog post on her Dillard Family blog that explained how wives can show their husbands they love and appreciate them. And her suggestions raised many eyebrows.

“Have sex often! You both need this time together regularly (3-4 times a week is a good start. lol),” Jill wrote. Sex aside, she also suggested that wives should “pray and fast” for their husbands. And she added that it’s important for wives to put effort into their appearance so that their husbands know they’re cared for.

As for Derick, he has similar advice to husbands. “Have lots of good sex! You both need this time together regularly (5-6 times (or more) a week is a good start),” Derick wrote on the blog. “Guys, you need to keep yourself ‘joyfully available’ for your wife, because only you can fulfill certain desires she might have.”

She explained the ‘saddest part’ of her day is when Derick leaves

Jill Duggar's Instagram Story screenshot
Jill Duggar’s Instagram Story screenshot | Jill Dillard via Instagram Story

Once again, Jill is showing just how much she loves her husband. “Saddest part of my day … when my hubby leaves for the day and I know it’s gonna be a longer than normal day away!” she captioned her Instagram Story that shows his car leaving their home. She also added, “@derickdillard you’re my fave!” along with heart and kiss emojis.

Derick is in law school, so we’re guessing that’s where he’s speeding off to so early. And Jill has made a habit out of visiting Derick while he’s in class, too, while also sometimes bringing the kids along. Jill’s followers think it’s strange that she visits Derick and sits in on his classes, but he doesn’t seem to mind. Perhaps it’s what helps them get through the long days of not seeing each other.

Despite Jill having a sad morning, we’re sure everything will be well once again when Derick returns home!

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