Jana Duggar: Not Allowed to Date, Forced to Stay Home and Take Care of Her Siblings?

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It's not easy being Jana Duggar.  These days, her younger sister Jill is basking in married life and posting constant, blissful selfies online. 

To make matters worse, Jana's other, even younger sister Jessa may have just gotten married to Ben Seewald in a secret ceremony!

Yes, she may only be 24, but according to reports, Jana is already feeling the pressure to start a family in a major way. Sadly, there may be little she can do about it:

Jana Duggar Photo

"Maybe for folks in New York, isn't no big deal to be single at 25," a source tells Star magazine. "But in Arkansas, you're an old maid at 25 - and Jana is scared!"

So why has Jana been unable to meet a man while her sisters are being paired off left and right?

The problem, the source says, is the "buddy system," parenting style employed by Michele and Jim Bob, which dictates that every Duggar has to help care for their younger siblings.

The system puts added strain on female siblings, so as the family's eldest daughter, Jessa has been playing a mother hen role since she was a toddler, leaving very little time for the Duggar's unique method of courtship.

"She wants to meet a nice guy, but she's busy taking care of her siblings!" says the insider. "What is she supposed to do, put her life on hold until 4-year-old Josie graduates high school? She'll be 38 by then!"

If folks in the Duggar's community look down on single 25-year-olds, we can only imagine how they feel about unmarried women in their late 30s. Here's hoping Jana enjoys the company of cats!

A Duggar Family Pic
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are still working on that 20th kid.

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Has anyone noticed that there is a typo, or am I wrong? This is suppose to be about Jana, right? Why does it say: "so as the family's eldest daughter, Jessa has been playing a mother hen role since she was a toddler..." Come on, there are so man of them, no one even knows which is which anymore!

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Michelle is a lazy fake who delegates work to everyone and sits back to watch.. The supervision of Jena on dates is rediculous. I wonder if Michelle and Jim Bob hugged from the side. Yeah I bet. I feel sorry for anyone who marries in to this fake bunch.!

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Judy

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Tim Te bow and Jana.

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This is absolutely ridiculous! Just because her younger sisters are married and engaged does not mean she isn't allowed to be married. She might not want to be married that young. I am 23 and live in alabama, but i don't feel anything like an "old maid ". Some people feel ready for marriage earlier than others. She is only 24, she has plenty of time. This is inane idocy and whoever decides to believe it needs a reality check.

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@ voice of reason

Of course she is allowed to get married, if her parents help her find the guy, supervise every date, and give the groom the key to her chastity belt on their wedding night. What she's not allowed to do is date, go out with friends, meet men, have a job, pursue hobbies of her own, move out, go to college, live on her own, make her own decisions, have financial independence, etc. At 24!! And while watching her younger sisters get the "key to freedom" = marrying someone daddy introduced them to so they can break free. So sad!

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@ texassa

Jill is training to be a midwife and Jana a doula. They have both gone on jobs without parents or other siblings. And some of them have gone on independent mission trips to other countries.

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I like the Duggar family, but the older children should not be responsible for the younger ones .It was Michelle and Jin Bobs decision to have these kids and they should be the ones taking care of them. Period.

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Terrible. Truly. This gal should leave home. I sure would. Then again, each and every kid is brainwashed. They have requirements! Ha, yes!! For sure Mama Michelle would be lost without Jana to do all the work. Awful. The TLC shows are missrepresented to the public. Fake smiles. Duggars are created and raised to be haters, and have highly disturbing views on race, gay rights, abortion etc. If a female is raped, they preach to give birth regardless. Not sure what their views are regarding adoption. Overall, a sick bunch. Anyone who tries for #20, has no brains. By the time Jessa is married (November 1??, or she may have secretly married already!!) they'll all be preggie together!!! Yeah. Anna & Josh will expect baby #4. Whew. An overload. Way too much, too soon. You gotta feed, clothe and hopefully, educate these kiddos. Golly.

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@ Guest

What race issues? They have friends of all races...

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@ Guest

The kids are expected to be under their parents' authority (well, their father's) and their roof until they marry. For Jana to break this giant rule she would be cutting major ties with her family. It's in their beliefs that if a child is not obedient to their parents, they threaten to infect the younger or other siblings with this rebellious and sinful way of thinking. Not even a parents' love is enough to outweigh the family's cultish beliefs -- if Jana were to disobey her parents they'd cut her off from her little brothers and sisters, which would break her heart. They truly have her trapped. It's their way or she's on her own. And how well would she fare at 24 with no money, no job, no higher education, and no skills aside from cooking and childcare? I mean... she could do it, but it would mean leaving her whole life behind.

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Someone has to look after the kids while El creepy and Saint Michelle fornicate!!!!

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@ Aussie cathie

Looking at his face on those TLC shows makes me want to vomit. He is soooooo controlling. Frightful looking. How the Mrs. can kiss his fat lips is beyond, beyond. Ugh. Very icky.

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@ Just. Go. Away.

Eew vomit, vomit again

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article has many mistakes

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I am sorry that I haven't been here , my mother in law is very ill in hospital ok

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@ Ruth Brown

No one care..... No one misses you

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@ Aussie cathie

Now that's being as petty, making light of someone in bad health. What goes around comes around, for all the judgmental petty comments made here in either direction. Now let me guess, you will now make some juvenile hateful comment at me....

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@ LaAfroCubana

Mmm... No we sorted our issues

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@ Aussie cathie

No one care if you live or die the world be better place if you wouldn't be here so go jump off the nearest bridge where you live no one wouldn't take any notice of you

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@ Ruth Brown

Oh please you are pathetic! Your making me cry..... Idiot