This could be a problem. Sister Wives star Kody Brown admitted he is “struggling with plural marriage” in a sneak peek of the Sunday, February 23, episode of the TLC series. When the show’s director told Kody, 51, he thinks he’d like it if he was a polygamous man and his wives got along, the reality star said he “used to” as well.

“I’m cynical now,” Kody revealed in the clip obtained by Us Weekly. “When I was younger, it used to be a lot of pleasure to me when I’d see my wives goofing off and playing and having fun together. I’m jaded, I guess.” He noted that he doesn’t “see plural marriage in the same light” that he once did.

“I’m struggling with my wives and I’m struggling with their conflict,” the father of 18 confessed. “We’re at a stage in our lives now where we’re far apart and we’re struggling with getting along.”

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The Browns faced some challenges in 2019 regarding a move to Flagstaff, Arizona, and on the show, they’ve disagreed on whether they should build separate homes in their new state or live under one roof together. Kody’s second wife, Janelle Brown, has even admitted that she’s worried the family “isn’t as close as it used to be” since they’re so separate now.

“The whole idea of living together, I think, was so brilliant. And beautiful,” Janelle, 50, said in a previous season 14 episode. “I’m really concerned that if we choose to live in the four homes versus the one, our family culture will just continue to drift apart more and more.”

Kody’s wives don’t seem to be able to agree on what the best course of action is, leading to the conflict he mentioned. Christine Brown vehemently does not want to live in the same house as her other sister wives, and both Meri Brown and Robyn Brown have mixed feelings.

“We did an entire discussion about one home and I think there’s a tendency, especially with my presentation of this one house idea, where there’s sort of a loyalty bond that they get with each there,” he explained in another clip Us Weekly acquired. “It’s me or them.”

We would think Kody would want his wives to get along for the sake of the whole family, but who knows what’s really going on behind the scenes.

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