More than six months ago, the Duggars’ world was rocked when Josh Duggar confessed to cheating on his wife, Anna, and checked into a treatment facility.
While in rehab, the father-of-four, 28, has been working on his repairing his relationship with not only his wife, but also his entire family — and now, his siblings are opening up about the emotional journey they’ve been on.
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“I definitely have forgiven Josh. It is a process, though, that you have to work through in your heart,” Jessa Seewald (née Duggar), 23, tells People. “And trust is not quickly rebuilt. It is something that takes a while. We love him very much, though, and we are very hopeful for the future.”
Joy, 18, adds that she has forgiven him “but the trust is not there.”
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Josh’s wife has previously opened up about the aftermath of her husband’s affair on the 19 Kids & Counting “spinoff,” Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
“It’s like, ‘I’m going to wake up and everything’s going to be okay,’” she previously said. “‘This can’t be true.’”