It stands to reason that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are keeping a lower profile than most Duggar couples these days.
After all, Derick was fired from Counting On after his baffling decision to wage war on fellow TLC star and transgender teen Jazz Jennings.
Jill quit the show in a gesture of solidarity, and fans who are interested in keeping up with the Dillards have been forced to rely on social media ever since.
And in recent weeks, those fans have noticed certain trends that have led them to believe something is seriously amiss in Dillardville.
Take a look:
Jill and Derick used to love flaunting their affection for one another with selfies from their frequent date nights.
An Unexpected Trend
These days, however, such pics are few and far between.
A Long Time In Social Media Terms
In fact, you'd have to go back a full month to find the last pic that Jill posted of her and Derick together.
The Christmas decorations in the background have led many to the conclusion that the photo is even older than that.
So What Gives?
Is there a practical reason that Jill and Derick are spending less time together -- or is there something more?
Derick Dillard, Attorney at Law?
After all, Derick is attending law school these days and Jill is a stay-at-home mother of two.
Busy Days and Nights
We suppose all of that doesn't leave much time for one-on-one date nights.
And Then There's Finances to Consider
Add that to the fact that Jill and Derick are probably struggling a bit financially following the loss of their Counting On paychecks, and it's not surprising that they would be hitting the town much less often these days.
Keeping Their Distance
Of course, that doesn't explain why Jill and Derick have been spending so little time with her family in recent months.
Holiday at Home
Despite the fact that they're only a short drive from the Duggar compound, it appears that the Dillards did not make an appearance at Jim Bob and Michelle's house over the holidays.
Angry Jim Bob?
This led many fans to the conclusion that perhaps Jim Bob Duggar is still angry with Derick for threatening the media empire JB worked so hard to build.
Feuding For the Wrong Reasons
Obviously -- and sadly -- Jim Bob would never take issue with Derick's backward views on the transgender community.
The Family Business
But he might have a problem with the fact that Derick caused so much financial unrest to his own family by voicing those views publicly.
Taking a Stand
It's been widely rumored that Jill has a problem not only with Derick's views, but also with the fact that both she and her husband are out of jobs.
Sources say Jill has returned to performing midwife work just to make ends meet.
A Difference in Values
Some have even gone so far as to suggest that Jill takes issue with some of her husband's more bigoted views, and the situation has resulted in irreparable rift.
Drama In Dillardville
Whatever the case, all is not as it once was in the Dillards' world.
Run, Jill, Run
And many fans are hopeful that Jill is on the verge of cutting her problematic husband loose.
Divorce is seriously frowned upon in the Duggars' world, so if Jill really is separating from her husband, you can bet it'll be kept under wraps for as long as possible.