Barry Plath from Welcome to Plathville is a single man now, and viewers are currently watching him try to figure out Kim Plath’s true intentions. TLC fans can see that Barry wasn’t ready to give up on his marriage. Sadly, Kim has already checked out, and the patriarch now has a few questions.
Even though Barry was never a fan favorite, viewers are starting to feel sympathy for him. He often came across as condescending, especially when he would berate his children. Barry and Kim seemed happy together for multiple seasons. The two often presented a united front in their home, especially regarding their strict family rules of no TV or sugar. However, over the years, their foundation started to crack, and their issues began to shine through. Now, with a divorce looming, Barry can’t help but wonder what exactly Kim’s intentions are.
Barry recently told Welcome to Plathville fans that he feels betrayed by his wife Kim and her decision to move on. In an intense conversation, the couple tried to work on their issues, but Kim stood firm about wanting to dissolve the marriage. Barry seemed to be blindsided, noting that he’d thought nothing would shake them. Kim has already opened up, noting that she felt trapped and wanted to live her own life. As Barry has tried to process the news, he has also started to question Kim’s motives, with fans wondering if there was more to the breakup.
Barry values his 24-year marriage, and believed that Kim was throwing away all of their years together. The patriarch told cameras that he wondered what the driving force behind Kim wanting to break up their family was. Kim’s only response to Barry’s questions was that she was hurt, even after he mentioned therapy. Fans can see that Kim has tasted freedom, and she does not want to go back to only being a mother and wife.
Just last week, Kim and Barry shared with Welcome to Plathville viewers that they had decided to proceed with the divorce. Kim has moved out of the family home and into one of the family’s many rentals. Now, the large family is trying to navigate a world where the matriarch and patriarch are no longer together. Some of the children are mad at Kim, but fans feel that this may be the best decision. Hopefully, Barry can get to the bottom of Kim’s motives sooner rather than later.