Is Jill Duggar Trying Too Hard to Prove She’s in Love With Derick Dillard?

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been married for five years. However, fans aren’t entirely convinced that the two are as in love as they want everyone to think. There has been speculation that Jill is unhappy in her marriage, and fans think that her family no longer has a good relationship with Derick. But the two just celebrated their anniversary — was Jill trying too hard to make it seem like the two are in love?

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Fans have speculated Jill and Derick don’t have a happy marriage

For a while now, fans have believed that Jill and Derick Dillard aren’t actually happily married. Reddit users have posted on several occasions suggesting the two don’t love one another. Some fans think Jill settled for Derick only because she wanted to make sure she got married before her younger sister, Jessa, who had started courting Ben Seewald before Jill and Derick tied the knot. Fans also think Jill is suppressed by Derick — he allegedly forced his family to leave Counting On after he was reportedly fired from the show.

It seems that Jill no longer has a close relationship with her family

In addition to leaving Counting On, Jill doesn’t appear to be as a close with her family as she once was. Growing up, the Duggars were homeschooled, and though they had friends through church, they spent most of their time with each other. But once Jill married Derick, he seemed to pull her away from the family a bit, and his leaving TLC might have put some tension between Jill’s family and the Dillards. Jill hardly comes to family holidays anymore, and when she does, Derick isn’t usually with her. Fans think that Jill’s parents and Derick had a falling out after everything that happened with Derick and TLC.  

Her anniversary posts may have suggested she’s trying too hard

Jill and Derick recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, and she made sure that fans knew the two were in love. Jill posted three separate Instagram posts to her account about the couple’s anniversary, and used hashtags such as “#soinlove” and “#bestfriends.” She referred to him as the man of her dreams and posted their entire wedding ceremony for fans to watch online. However, it all seemed a bit contrived. Most people post one photo or collage of their significant others to social media when an anniversary comes around, but Jill made sure to flood her followers’ feeds with anniversary photos. It was as though she was trying too hard to convince everyone the two are happier than ever.

Interestingly enough, neither Jill nor Jessa nor Jinger commented on any of the photos. The Duggars are normally very active on one another’s social media posts.

The Duggars don’t believe in divorce

At the end of the day, Jill and Derick won’t be getting divorced any time soon. The Duggars don’t believe in divorce; they’re very religious, and marriage is very sacred in Christianity. This, in part, explains why Anna Duggar didn’t divorce Josh Duggar, despite his sexual abuse and cheating scandals. Whether Jill and Derick are happy or not, they’re together until death does them part. Many fans disagree with that perspective, but the Duggars live life a bit differently than most Americans.

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