‘Sister Wives’: Did Fans Just Hit On Why The Brown Family Can’t Get Along?

It seems as though the cast of Sister Wives started encountering serious marital problems once they moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. The family’s quick move to a new state never made much sense to fans, and it certainly hasn’t done Kody Brown any favors when it comes to managing his four separate marriages. If you look closely, though, the problems existed long before that. Fans believe the Brown family’s first move was when things started to unravel. The second move to Flagstaff just further highlighted existing problems.

The Brown family was forced to interact while living in Lehi, Utah

When Sister Wives premiered in 2010, Kody and his three wives, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, and Christine Brown lived in a home specifically outfitted for plural families. With three separate apartments and a common area, the family was more or less forced to interact with each other.

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While forced interaction might not be great, it did have a few benefits. Namely, the Browns had to deal with problems as they arose. Once they found themselves in separate houses, it seemed a lot easier to ignore each other. As time passed, it became clear that the family preferred the separation.

The Brown family moved from Utah to Las Vegas in 2011

In 2011, the Browns changed a lot about their family. After adding a fourth wife and her three children from a previous marriage to the family, they moved to Las Vegas, reportedly under duress. While the amount of actual pressure involved might have been exaggerated for a  Sister Wives storyline, the move was still a big change. The Brown kids mostly thrived, but the family found themselves living somewhat separate lives.

Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown arrive at Mike Tyson's one-man show, 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth- Liv eon Stage' in 2012
‘Sister Wives’ Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The move led to the family having four separate homes. The privacy might have been great in some ways, but it accidentally gave the Brown wives a taste of what monogamy must feel like. Most of them seemed pretty OK with the idea. Some fans strongly believe the move to Las Vegas increased the jealousy and competition within the marriage.

The move to Flagstaff seems to be the final straw for the Sister Wives stars

The family moved from Las Vegas in haste, but they had a reason to do so. The move to Flagstaff, Arizona, on the other hand, was almost inexplicable. While Reddit users strongly believe Robyn Brown forced the family to move closer to her eldest child, there is no concrete evidence to support the theory. The move, however, led to even more separation.

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With the family spread across the city in four very separate houses, the time apart didn’t seem to make any hearts grow fonder. The independence appears to have led Kody and his four wives to question plural marriage in their own way. As the latest season continues, viewers can’t help but wonder why they are continuing the farse. None of them seem to want to be in a plural marriage anymore.