Welcome to Plathville fans think that Olivia and Ethan Plath are staying together for the wrong reasons. Have they drifted too far apart?
Olivia and Ethan Plath from Welcome to Plathville have had their fair share of problems, and some fans believe that they aren’t really in love anymore. It hasn’t been an easy road for the young couple, as they have had to adjust to a lot of changes in the short time that they have been married. They have made numerous attempts to get on the same page, even when it meant sacrificing their own happiness. Many fans think that Olivia and Ethan were never a perfect match, and that they outgrew each other a long time ago.
The Welcome to Plathville couple tied the knot in October 2018, and since then, their marriage has been tested in a multitude of different ways. Although Olivia and Ethan grew up with similar backgrounds, it was evident that they didn’t have the same type of upbringing. While Olivia’s parents were strict, their rules weren’t as extreme as Ethan’s parents were. He had to miss out on a lot of basic life experiences that many people take for granted, like enjoying sugary treats and watching television. Despite this, Olivia happily took the opportunity to introduce Ethan to a new side of life that didn’t include so many restrictions.
This caused tension, and triggered a long-standing feud between Olivia and her in-laws, Kim and Barry Plath. They felt that Olivia’s influence would start to have a negative impact on their younger children, and their opinions created a division within the family. The hurt and frustration that developed in the aftermath of it all started to take a toll on Olivia and Ethan’s marriage. This change wasn’t lost on viewers, as many noticed that Olivia and Ethan no longer seemed happy in the marriage. On Reddit, fans talked about why they thought the couple was choosing to stay together. Reddit user, sharkysgirl wrote, “She outgrew him and I feel like they’re just there for the TLC check.”
It was evident that they were headed in different directions, even though they were trying hard to continue to grow together, rather than drifting apart. Olivia wanted to find her voice and do what she liked, without judgment or criticism from anyone, whether she was having her nose pierced or getting a tattoo. Ethan had objections to his wife’s desire to change, but despite that, he supported her in her decisions, and even got a tattoo himself. However, fans noticed that Olivia seemed annoyed with Ethan’s perception of her and his expectations for their relationship. Reddit user dollylovesdrawing said, “I swear Olivia hates him.”
After discussions about seeking therapy and trying to distance themselves from Kim and Barry, they decided to move to Tampa, Florida, for a fresh start. Once again, Ethan didn’t shy away from sharing his objections, for fear of being separated from his siblings. The decision to move caused many arguments, and resentment built up between Ethan and Olivia. It only added more fuel to the fire, since Ethan had been struggling with his anger for quite some time over the course of the past few seasons. Olivia has been the sounding board for much of what Ethan and his siblings are going through. She has tried to help the older Plath kids adapt to the real world, but some fans believe that it is starting to take its toll. Another user, neh63 in the same thread wrote, “I do hope Olivia and Ethan find happiness. Olivia can’t emotionally carry Ethan, Micah, and Moriah much longer. She’ll crack.”
Since the start of Welcome to Plathville, Olivia and Ethan’s relationship has been a focus, as viewers have watched them navigate the complexities of their marriage. Even though their relationship has barely had time to bounce back from all of the changes, some fans fear that Olivia and Ethan may be headed for divorce. It’s hard to know where the couple will end up this season, but fans hope they will do what is best for them, whether that is together or apart.
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