When Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo back in 2016, fans recognized right away that this would not be your typical Duggar relationship.
For starters, the couple immediately fled Arkansas with no intention of returning, something none of Jim Bob’s offspring had done previously.
Once they settled in Laredo, Texas, it was assumed that Jinger and Jeremy would follow in the footsteps of her older siblings and immediately start cranking out babies — but that didn’t happen.
The couple waited more than a year after their wedding to start a family, and now, after nearly four years of marriage, they still have just the one kid.
These days, Jinger and Jeremy live in LA, another development that would be unfathomable for any other couple in the family.
Jinger has always been regarded as one of the most rebellious members of the Duggar family, but it seems even she found it difficult to stray that far from the path her parents had laid out for her.
At first, her unhappiness was regarded as a result of the conflict her "modern lifestyle" had brought about with her parents.
At one point, it was even rumored that Jinger had been disowned by Jim Bob and Michelle.
These days, Jinger seems to be back on good terms with her folks, and a new fan theory has emerged as an explanation to explain her apparent dissatisfaction.
What if Jinger is simply unhappy in her marriage?
This possibility has been a frequent topic of conversation in the more Duggar-fixated corners of Reddit in recent weeks.
It all seems to have started with a thread about how Jinger has seemed less like her usual effervescent self in recent weeks.
“Jinger… lost all her spark?” read the comment that started it all.
“I wonder if after her infatuation faded, Jinger eventually began to suspect Jeremy married her for fame and to further his career,” one fan followed up.
Another speculated “that her upbringing and education put a wall between her and the outside world that she may never be able to climb over.”
All of these are possibilities, and there’s certainly a conversation to be had about whether or not Jim Bob and Michelle are leaving their children unprepared for modern life by raising them in such a sheltered environment.
We’ve already discussed the failure of Duggar children to find career success in adulthood.
Could those problems be extending to their relationships, as well?
After all, what works for Jim Bob and Michelle might not work for their children.
Of course, there’s another possibility in play here, too.
You may have noticed that the entire world has been in a state of upheaval for the past month.
It’s possible that, like so many others, Jinger is simply feeling the strain of the coronavirus pandemic.
After all, this is her first experience with life in a bustling metropolis, and being stuck at home with a small child might have her missing the comparative freedom of life on the sprawling Duggar estate.
So. maybe we should all just lay off her for the time being.