Kim Plath isn’t just sleeping on the couch anymore — she and husband Barry Plath are living in separate homes.
In an exclusive clip from this week’s episode of TLC’s Plasville에 오신 것을 환영합니다., 우리 모두는 당신이 당신의 호텔 방에 머물고 내 자신의 호텔 방에 머무를 것이라는 데 동의했습니다., 49, opens up about her choice to live apart from her family — and the efforts Barry, 54, is making to reconcile.
“Barry and I have decided to live separately for a while,” Kim begins. “The easiest way to do that right now is whenever one of our rental properties is vacant, I pack a bag and I go and I stay there.”
At the time of the interview, that property was the family farm where she and Barry raised their nine children and where the first season of the hit series was set.
“I never thought it would be like this,” 그녀는 말한다. “It’s just a time of a lot of change right now, and I’m not sure exactly what that’s going to look like.”
According to Kim, Barry made a concerted effort to improve things between them, but the changes were short-lived.
“Barry tried for a little bit, but at some point I felt like he’s not really trying,” 그녀는 말한다. “As soon as he thought maybe it was working, he stopped trying. And once I realized that, I feel like emotionally, I was just done. I just feel like there’s no way it’s going to work.”
그녀는 덧붙인다, “It’s like he wants me to stay but I don’t know that he wants to really change. I don’t see any way that that emotional intimacy can really be reconnected.”
에 지난주 에피소드, Barry opened up about the struggles in his marriage.
“Kim and I, we’ve gone through a lot in the past few months, as far as relational things,” 그는 말했다. “We’ve had conversations here and there and the feedback I’m getting is she isn’t happy. There was this whole issue of just taking her for granted, and it was a real big wake-up.”
그는 계속했다, “Looking back on my relationship, I think I just missed lots of opportunities to show Kim I love her. Like taking time to go out on a date, that was a concept that I couldn’t put action to. 하지만, for Kim, that was an issue. 내 마음 속에, I’m like I want to make this work, so I’m like, ‘Life is full of mistakes, and let’s see what we can do second chance-wise.'”
나중, 그는 인정했다, “There’s an emptiness. A shift has occurred. Her presence is absence, so I feel it. … I sometimes feel like I’m in a marriage Twilight Zone. In some respects, I’m like feeling left behind. I’ve always thought marriage would be ’til I die, 그러나 실제로, it looks like it could end. Soon.”
Plasville에 오신 것을 환영합니다. 화요일에 방송 10 오후. TLC의 동부 표준시.