Kim and Barry Plath of Welcome to Plathville are suffering after ten children and nearly 25 years of marriage.
Barry opens up about his relationship with Kim fracturing in the recent episode.
Barry Plath Admits He Dropped The Ball In Ways
The TLC star says “Kim and I, we’ve gone through a lot in the past few months, as far as relational things,” Barry begins. “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.”
“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. But, for Kim, that was an issue. In my mind, 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.'”
Welcome To Plathville: Barry Plath Hopes The Dance Studio Is Just What Kim Needs
Barry goes on to state that he believes buying the dancing studio — which Kim is planning to establish this season — was a step in the right way. But it’s evident that he believes it’s going to backfire.
Palth said “That was a way for me to show that I value her, that I esteem her, that I want her to succeed. And, you know, she did thank me for that, but it didn’t turn her heart back to me,” he says. “It’s given her a place to escape. There’s an emptiness. A shift has occurred. Her presence is absence, so I feel it.”
Barry Says Kim Has Moved Out Of Their Bedroom
“We’re making an effort to better our relationship but it’s not working,” Barry says. “Kim has moved out of our bedroom and is sleeping on the couch.”
“There’s effort that’s got to be taken in any relationship if you want to grow together. It’s so strange. 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, but in reality, it looks like it could end. Soon.”
Right now on Welcome To Plathville Barry & Kim’s adult children are in turmoil. From Moriah Plath’s devastating breakup with longtime boyfriend Max to son Micah’s big move to L.A. Also Ethan and Olivia Plath have moved to Florida and things are not going as smoothly as all dreamed.
Watch new episodes of Welcome To Plathville every Tuesday at 10 pm on TLC right after Little People Big World.
Plus, same-day streaming is also available on Discovery+.