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It sounds very much as if we now know when Sister Wives will return.

But one rather enormous question continues to hang over this long-running reality show:

Will Meri Brown continue to be part of the cast?

Meri Brown, Out and About
Photo via Instagram

We’ve been asking this question for several months now, considering some believe Meri is no longer wearing her wedding ring and just considering how open she’s been forever about her unhappiness.

Of all the Sister Wives, Meri has tried the most to branch off on her own, even trying to actively date outside of the marriage a couple years ago, as you likely know.

You likely know how that went as well.

More recently, Meri has been using her social media platforms to share mysterious messages at time, many of which seem to point to someone still trying to seek some sort of happiness in life.

Just consider the latest, for example:

Give. But don’t allow yourself to be used,” the Sister Wives star wrote, adding in this meme:

Love. But don’t allow your heart to be abused. Trust. But don’t be naive. Listen. But don’t lose your own voice.”

This does sort of possibly summarize Meri’s issues as a member of Kody Brown’s sexist and messed up clan.

It can’t be easy to feel like you have a voice of your own when you are one of multiple women whose only job in life is to serve the husband you share.

This struggle may explain why Meri is so often out on her own, away from the other family members in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Meri Brown, No Ring
Photo via Instagram

Why might Meri post something along these lines now?

Well, Kody and Robyn Brown just bought themselves a mansion, yet another example that Meri is pretty far down in the Sister Wives pecking order.

On Sunday, she took a walk in a secluded grove of aspen trees and shared a rather heartfelt message on Instagram in the process.

"I needed to self reflect and figure some things out," Meri wrote as a caption to the very first image published above, adding:

"I needed to address some things inside of me that were screaming to be addressed. I needed to give myself a big emotional hug from the inside out."

Yikes, huh?

Like we keep emphasizing, it really doesn’t sound like Meri is doing very well these days.

Meri Brown in Good Spirits
Photo via Instagram

"My big takeaway from this, (obviously among others that I don’t choose to go into on this forum) is I’m ok. I’m a good person. I goof up sometimes, I’m not perfect, but I work to be better," she continued, echoing another recent post.

"I’m worthy and worth it. I’m proud of who I am. I love my life. I love my family. I love my friends. These things are ALL important to me and I value them.

"I value the relationships I have that push me to be a better me. I value the relationships I have that support me when I’m not so loveable. I value the relationships I have that see the good in me and value what I have to give.

"I value the relationships I have that have stuck with me through rough times and still see me as worth it."

And, in conclusion?

I know there are some who have let me go and given up on me and that’s ok. I will continue to love, to care, to be there. I will continue being the best me I can be. I will continue being happy with me.

We truly hope Meri Brown soon finds whatever it is she’s looking for.