'Welcome To Plathville': Olivia reveals she felt being 'controlled' by Kim before she got married to Ethan
Olivia and Ethan sat down with Kim and Barry to discuss what is going on in their relationship.
Kim, Barry, Ethan and Olivia Plath have been having their differences for a long time and in today's episode of 'Welcome To Plathville', the four of them sat down together hoping to mend their relationship. Barry stated that it was important for all of them to sit down together and leave things in the past and look forward to a pleasant future.
He added that it would be impossible to make that happen with resentment and disappointment lurking around them. Kim agreed with Barry as she thought it was important for all of them to listen to each other to understand where they were going wrong. Despite this, Kim was fearful that things would not go better even though they decided to talk.
Ethan, on the other hand, added that it was important for the relationship to get better as they were family and it was impossible to go like they were. He revealed that the differences mainly rose when Olivia and he were planning the wedding. "I haven't felt welcomed in the family," Olivia confessed. "I haven't felt welcomed or loved or accepted."
Kim asked Olivia when these feelings started arising as in her opinion she tried her best to make Olivia feel at home. It is then that Olivia revealed that things headed for the worse even before they got married. Ethan added that Olivia had told him about Kim having a problem with the type of toothpaste that was used in the house.
"I felt controlled from day one," Olivia said. "I felt like if I didn't confirm and think or do exactly like you guys, I wasn't accepted and then I was told that I am a bad influence on the kids and the kids were told I am a bad influence on them."
Kim revealed that all the negativity that Olivia had against them often spread to their children. They even hinted that Moriah had grown distant to them after Olivia entered the picture. Ethan interrupted them, stating that Moriah was the same even before Olivia came, but through Olivia, she got a chance to make a friend.
Kim was not happy that the two targeted their parenting at the same time. She told them that she was in a position to parent their children the way she wanted. Barry tried to be the voice of reason as he stated it was important to move forward and forget things that happened in the past.
Kim added that she just wanted Olivia and Ethan to come when everyone in the family was together. She added that she wanted them to have a meal together and enjoy their time with everyone equally. However, Ethan took this opportunity to gain permission to meet his siblings when Barry and Kim were not present.
Barry agreed and the four seemed to come to an understanding. Ethan felt that by having a conversation they had the chance to pinpoint the things that were bothering them and come to a conclusion that would help make things better.
'Welcome To Plathville' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm on TLC.