Why is Kim firm on divorcing Barry?

TLC Welcome to Plathville returned for an intense all-new episode on Tuesday night. This week, Kim decided to talk to Barry and let him know she really wanted a divorce.

Since the season premiere, the Plath family has gone through many changes, especially Kim and Barry. Although Kim has his own reasons for wanting to end their marriage, Barry shared that he still loves his wife. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to stop Kim from wanting to leave.

Episode 10 of Welcome to Plathville began with Barry helping Kim put up a bed above her dance studio. Kim shared that the room will be a vacation rental. Opening up about their marriage, she said it felt like a business partnership, adding that she was firm on the split and didn’t want to work things out.

As they took a break from making the bed, Kim decided it was a good time to sit down and have a chat with Barry about their current situation.


Kim tells Barry why she wants a divorce in Welcome to Plathville Season 4, episode 10

During her confessional, Kim revealed that she was in a place where she didn’t want to fix her marriage. She added that she didn’t want to give advice either, saying she tried but couldn’t stay.

Kim shared that she tried to get this message across to Barry, but felt like he was in denial and not listening:

“Maybe he’s still hoping that somehow things will turn out okay. I don’t know, but it’s been hard to communicate that to him.”

Opening up to Barry, Kim shared that when she told him how she felt a few months ago, he was only trying to do enough to make her stay. She added that he didn’t really like her. The Welcome to Plathville The star also said their marriage was not the type of marriage she wanted to save.

Barry was surprised by Kim’s revelation and said it was a lie she believed. The Welcome to Plathville The star added that it was a difficult situation and that he didn’t tell her because she had already made up her mind. He said:

“It won’t get me anything.”

Barry shared that despite everything, he still loved her and didn’t expect divorce to be a consequence he faced. However, he admitted there was nothing he could do to turn things around and told his wife he understood what she had to say and was coming to terms with it.


More details on what happened this week at Welcome to Plathville Episode 10, Season 4

Aside from the Kim and Barry drama that unfolded this week, a lot more happened on the popular reality series. Micah was a bartender at his friend’s art show and things got heated between him and Antia.

Meanwhile, Ethan, Olivia and Moriah traveled to Cairo to spend time with family and visit their youngest brother Joshua’s grave on his birthday.

Welcome to Plathville airs every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET only on TLC. Readers can check their local listings for more information.


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