Sister Wives Recap: The Moms Are Back in Town

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Sister Wives returned to TLC last night, and with it, the mothers of Kody Brown and his four spouses, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn, descended.

It was Mother's Day for Kody's mom Genielle, Meri's mom Bonnie, Christine's mom Annie, Janelle's mom Sheryl (also Kody's step-mom) and Robyn's mom Alice.

Several of his moms-in-law also have Sister Wives, so he actually has eight in all ... a lot to handle, to say the least. So how did they all handle it?

Before we get to that, we see that the kids are thrilled running back and forth between each other's houses, while the wives are working on their relationships.

They were living very independently for quite some time before their little cul-de-sac was done. In Sister Wives Season 4 Episode 12? Not so much.

Christine and Janelle liked their relative freedom a lot, while Meri and Robyn became close friends as well as wives. It all worked out well, for a time.

Things are trickier now, after all. Kody is adamant that his kids not incur debt for college, yet Mariah wants to go to the private Westminster College.

All that gets shelved when the mothers-in-law come to town. Kody takes them out gift shopping for his wives realizes they don't have a solid foundation.

He comes up with the idea of to a mission statement and have a family celebration. His main concern? Whether they'd remain a family if he died.

They probably would not, at least not Janelle and Christine and Robyn and Meri. Maybe two families? It's not clear, but the issue is clear to Kody.

Later, the wives and mothers discuss how hard it is to live a life of plural marriage, feeling like there isn't enough room for you in the family at times.

All of this makes Kody Brown just want to go through with the commitment ceremony even more because he thinks it will make their family stronger.

Will they ever get to that strong place he seeks in his idealized world? All we can do is stay tuned, watch Sister Wives online and find out this spring.

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My husband watches this show sometimes with me. He has loved me for 28 years and has this to say: "It is just not possible for a man to love four women properly and equally. It is not realistic. He has to have a favorite." Maybe that's why women get so fascinated with this show. We are all trying to figure out how the wives deal with the possibility that they are not the wife of preference. It has to go through their minds on a regular basis. This show makes me so much more thankful for my husband's faithfulness to just me.

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@ Pam

Do you folks have kids? Well, even if you don't, picture it this way. Let's say someone has a kid. Then, they have more kids. Finally, they end up with eight kids. Sure, they might have a favorite but honestly, does that mean they really love that kid THAT much more than the others? No, they love all their kids, and they spend time with each depending upon the circumstance. Same thing with being poly. I know, I've been in a poly relationship with two other guys for over four years. It's not much different than with women (I know several female poly families). The fact is that even when there's jealousy, that doesn't necessarily mean it's not a good relationship. It all depends upon the individuals.

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Why dont they do a series where 1 woman has 10 husbands who give her tons of money. They dont have something like that cause all the men dont want women to get smart and what is good for the goose is good for the gander.