JILL Duggar said she and husband Derick Dillard sought couples therapy after she felt “desperate” about the “drama” with her famous family.
The 29-year-old opened up about her marital problems in a recent interview with Us Weekly.
Jill admitted she and Derick sought counseling[/caption]
She admitted to feeling ‘desperate’ about the ‘drama’ with her family[/caption]
During a joint interview with Derick, Jill told the outlet: “It was one of those things where we knew therapy was helpful but until we got to the point where we were, like, desperate … we didn’t venture out to actually sign up for it.
“It’s been so helpful learning to communicate as a couple and knowing your triggers.”
The pair, who tied the knot in 2014, share five-year-old son Israel and three-year-old son Samuel together.
The Counting On alum explained that the pair decided to seek help after experiencing “a lot of transition” in their lives.
They opened up about seeking help within their marriage in a new interview[/caption]
The couple shares two sons together[/caption]
Jill told the outlet: “There were just a lot of things that we were working through and then learning to develop boundaries with even just extended family,”
“[There’s] a little bit of drama there. … At that point, we were like, ‘We really need somebody outside the picture to speak into our lives to help us sort things out.’”
Jill and Derick, 31, have been estranged from her family in recent years.
The couple was kicked off of Counting On[/caption]
Jill and Derick are estranged from her famous family[/caption]
Since distancing herself from the famous family, Jill has rebelled against the strict rules her parents raised her and her 18 siblings to follow.
While the mother-of-two often breaks the family’s modest dress code, she continued to push boundaries by getting her nose pierced and cutting her hair short.
Jill and Derick also chose to enroll their oldest son in public school, which goes against the Duggar tradition of homeschooling.
Additionally, Jill revealed she uses birth control even though her parents forbid the prevention of pregnancy within a marriage.
Jill has rebelled against the way her strict parents raised her[/caption]
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