The mother and daughter finally have a serious chat about the future of their family in an exclusive clip from this week’s episode of Welcome to Plathville on TLC. The conversation can be seen in the clip below. Let’s find out more about the Plathville divorce.
Lydia Plath finally gets the chance to sit down with her mother Kim Plath in the latest episode of the TLC show Welcome to Plathville. In previous episodes, Lydia has said that she hasn’t yet had the chance to have a real conversation with her mother.
Lydia, 18, and Kim, 49, are going through old photo albums when they start discussing Kim’s recent decision to divorce Barry, 54, after 24 years of marriage in an exclusive clip from Tuesday’s episode. Barry and Kim had been married for 24 years.
“This is definitely the most difficult sit-down chat that Lydia and I have ever had,” Kim says in an interview. “This is perhaps the hardest conversation that Lydia and I have ever had.” “We’ve taught her that marriage is forever, and now we’re altering that a little bit,” the author says. “We’re teaching her that marriage is forever.”
After Lydia recommends to her mother that she take some time before deciding on anything, Kim asks, “What do you think?” “In that case, what kind of a time period do you consider to be reasonable? Another twenty-four years?”
“I haven’t been married 24 years, so I don’t have any experience from that,” Lydia says. “But I do have experience from the one who designed marriage. And all I know is, from my experiences, just one touch of the Holy Spirit heals all that.”
Later on, Kim makes an attempt to explain to Lydia how her marriage to Barry has been since the beginning, saying, “There’s just no intimacy.” It’s all by yourself. And despite the fact that I’ve told him that quite a few times, he still doesn’t grasp it. Because of this, I want to be with someone that appreciates me for who I am because I am sick and tired of being ignored. And that’s a difficult choice for me to make, to stand up for myself and declare, “I’m worth being loved,” but I’m going to do it anyway. But I am.
She comes to the conclusion that she deserves somebody who will listen to what she has to say, connect with her, and care about her, rather than simply ignoring her.
In her response, Lydia makes another reference to the relationship she has with God.
She responds, “I know I have found that someone,” as Kim looks at her and continues to stare. Afterward, she continues by saying, “Just the Father and I.”
Kim responds by saying, “Okay, well that’s fine, you can be married to Him.” “So when you acquire a husband, you have your relationship with the Father. So when you marry a man, do you care if he loves you? Does it matter to you that you have a relationship with the Father?” Or are you saying anything to the effect of, “No, it’s okay, doesn’t matter since I’ve got the Father?” You want both of them, right?”
Lydia agrees, “Yep, I do.”
“All right, there you have it,” says Kim. Both are beneficial to consider.
Kim says, “Human love is a lot more complex than spiritual love with God, which is beautiful, but Lydia is extremely focused on it.”
Kim and Barry’s relationship is deteriorating in Welcome to Plathville’s fourth season. The reality stars announced their divorce on June 28.
The pair told PEOPLE that “after much deliberation and discussion, we’ve decided to divorce.”
“This was not an easy choice, but we know it’s best for us both. We’ve had many highs and lows in 24 years of marriage. We’ve agreed to co-parent our children as we go on in life.
Kim and Barry have 10 children: Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia, and Mercy. Joshua, their 17-month-old son, died.
TLC airs the show “Welcome to Plathville” every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET.