Anna Duggar is feeling smothered and trapped by her covenant marriage and is reportedly begging for a divorce, a new report claims.
The mother-of-four allegedly regrets her covenant marriage - a really, really serious, borderline unbreakable marriage - to Josh Duggar.
She wants out ASAP ... at least according to this report, which cites several family members encouraging Anna to break free at all costs.
Daniel Keller, Anna's brother, harbors great deal of animosity towards Josh and spoke out about him to the new issue of Life & Style.
Keller reveals that he advised Anna to leave Josh and bring her four young children to Florida in the wake of his Ashley Madison scandal.
“I told [Anna] I would go get her and let [Anna] and [the] children stay with me. I won’t stop trying to get that pig out of our family,” he said.
It’s not just Anna’s family who has encouraged her to dissolve the covenant marriage, either. Cousin-in-law Amy Duggar is on board.
Amy does not mince words, nor does her husband, Dillon King, who adds: "If I was Anna, I'd be done. I wouldn’t think [twice] about it.”
Regardless of the family's staunch religious beliefs - they are described as more conservative than the Duggars - there is precedent.
Rebekah Keller, Anna’s sister, recently went through a divorce, and some Keller family members hope Anna will follow Rebekah’s example.
Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, of course, are not about to let that happen, pulling out all the stops to make sure she stays put.
Not only are they full-on bribing her with a new home, those who watch Jill & Jessa: Counting On online saw what a huge part she played.
The whole TLC series is a family mea culpa - Josh is torn a new one, politely of course, while not appearing - and Anna is front and center.
She was allowed to air her grievances and now can welcome him back into the fold in the spirit of God. That ought to appease her, right?
What more would you expect from a family who basically said that Anna should be joyfully available for sex whenever her man desires.
Michelle didn't call her out personally, but her "marriage advice" implies that men cheat because their wives don't do enough. The end.
Regardless, is there any chance Anna actually leaves? When the whole point of the covenant marriage (or any marriage) is ... not?
Adultery is one of the allowable excuses for a split in this stricter form of marital union, but it would be a long road ahead if she proceeded.
Anna would be forced to endure counseling and maintain a trial separation for two-and-a-half years (!) before a divorce would be granted.
She would also be cut off financially - that's obvious, since Josh has no income for a judge to make him pay and it all runs through Jim Bob.
Yet her family would take her in without a second thought, from what it sounds like. What do you think? Should she finally leave Josh?