WELCOME to Plathville fans slammed Olivia as ‘manipulative’ and ‘toxic’ as her marriage issues with Ethan played out.
The couple opened up about their problems on the latest episode of the TLC show following the bombshell news they suffered a miscarriage.
On Tuesday’s episode more cracks in their relationship showed as the couple disagreed over moving to a bigger city, which is what Olivia wants, while Ethan wants to stay in a rural area.
One fan took to Twitter and wrote: “Olivia is as toxic as the parents.”
“This bending for Olivia stuff is gross. It’s not for her mental health, it’s a manipulation tactic.” came another comment.
Another tweet read: “Olivia… after manipulating/ridiculing Ethan for not changing.. He threw away his whole life he knew all because of her! Now victimizing herself because she can’t meet him halfway to not move to a big city?!? Honey, heroine addicts can’t even go cold turkey like that.”
As the episode opened, Ethan expressed his doubt about moving to Tallahassee with Olivia and said he wanted to make sure their relationship is going to be okay first.
“Stuff between Olivia and I, it’s been a little bit difficult,” he said.
He explained, “I would do anything to make my marriage my work.
“But sometimes when you hear from the person you’re in a relationship with, that we may just not be right for each other, after hearing that, you wonder if its in your power to make it work.”
And later the couple had a tense conversation as they stood in their kitchen talking about making a big move.
“As long as I’m with you I’m probably never going to come back to an environment I like, which is small town, rural…” Ethan said.
Olivia replied that she wants a ‘bigger city, more people, more stimulation, more ideas.”
Ethan told Olivia, “You were the one that changed. You changed completely from who you were when I married you.”
The couple couldn’t seem to find a compromise.
Olivia said they got married too young and added, “I think we’re growing apart.”
Earlier in the season Olivia, 23, confided in Ethan’s sister Moriah, 18, about being relieved about the miscarriage she suffered.
After discussing birth control with Moriah, who gushed about her relationship with Max, Olivia said she wasn’t using any protection.
She then admitted that she suffered a pregnancy loss but was relieved it didn’t happen.
“I did get pregnant. A little while back. And I miscarried.” she said.
‘I DON’T WANT A KID’
“I felt bad for being relieved, but I was so relieved because it was, like, a wake-up call of, like, ‘I’m not ready to have a kid. I don’t want a kid.'”
“Ethan was just as relieved as me.” she added.
In a confessional, Olivia said: “I know the topic of miscarriage is something that’s like, super personal and affects a lot of people and people feel very differently. But I also think there’s a stigma around it and there’s not a lot of freedom to talk about it,” Olivia said.
“I know when I went through a miscarriage, I felt really alone because I was glad,” she admitted. “And I felt like I was wrong for feeling that way and I wish I’d had more people to talk to who could’ve been a sounding board or who could’ve had a different perspective, maybe than what I was raised with.”
‘NOT DOING GREAT’
In her chat with Moriah, Olivia admitted that she and Ethan were “not doing great.”
Olivia recalled being the one always “guiding” Ethan after he moved out of his parents’ home.
“For a while it worked, it worked being the one showing new things and giving new experiences and like, guiding him along.”
Olivia then admitted to Moriah, “I want a relationship that is equal.”
“I can go to therapy, I can try to heal and process and grow, but I can’t do that for Ethan.”
Eldest child Ethan, 23, is estranged from his parents after they didn’t agree with Olivia’s influence on their son and the other children.
This lead to the couple breaking ties with them on the second season of the show.
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