Feelings of jealousy and loneliness
One of the things that amazes most people about the Brown family is how the women don't get jealous of one another. While people who watch the show think that's the case, that's not exactly true.
Revealing that they have all felt jealous, Meri said: "We all just have different levels of jealousy moments, at different times, depending on where we were within ourselves."
Meri has also revealed that she has felt alone. She has admitted to putting on music to drown out the silence of her house.
"I just feel lonely. I'm just alone, so much [of] the time," she said.
She also said, "I feel like i'm just doing my life by myself. That's not what I signed up for."
Relationship with the other sister wives
It's no secret that Meri and Janelle have not always had the best relationship. Their relationship was so estranged that they needed to speak to a therapist about it.
While in therapy Janelle admitted to Meri that "the thought of going somewhere with you for a couple of days terrifies me…."
She went on to admit that the two women are seldom alone together and that she found that emotionally terrifying. They even took separate cars to the therapy session.
Meri went on to reflect Janelle's thoughts, admitting, "Being in a car together and listening to an audiobook about vulnerability with Janelle, that's like a lot."
In 2016, Meri got a new job as an independent fashion retailer for LuLaRoe and she seems to be loving every minute of it.
"Training is fabulous. I am blessed and so happy to be on this #LuLaRoe journey with @lularoemaile and so many other fabulous women who only want to bless and build others up."
Blessed to have an amazing friend and unofficial mentor who loves and supports me enough to invite me to her team weekend in the amazing Pacific Northwest. Washington is beautiful. People are kind. Training is fabulous. I am blessed and so happy to be on this #LuLaRoe journey with @lularoemaile and so many other fabulous women who only want to bless and build others up. #LivingMyWhy #LuLaLove
Relationship with her daughter
Meri and Kody have only one daughter together, Mariah. In 2017, Mariah revealed to her whole family that she identifies as a lesbian. Knowing that her sexual orientation conflicts with her family's strict fundamental beliefs, it took a lot for her to come out and share this.
"I remember being in church and they talked about how being gay was bad, but none of that came from my parents. It was from the church and the people I was around," Mariah said.
Meri is slowly coming to terms with her daughter's lifestyle, trying to change and adapt to what she previously believed the future would look like.
"I just always expected that she would grow up, meet a guy, get married, have kids…"
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Source: The List