Ethan and Olivia Plath’s troubled marriage has been discussed by many Welcome to Plathville fans in recent months, and now the latest chatter is that they aren’t compatible with each other. Ethan and Olivia’s relationship seemed to be doomed right from the start. At first, many people assumed that their issues were the result of constantly having to deal with stress that was created by Ethan’s parents, Kim and Barry Plath. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, as more and more people have been remarking that Ethan and Olivia are simply incompatible. Some fans believe that they will split up very soon.
Ethan and Olivia tied the knot at very young ages, when they were both in their 20s, because of their families’ strict courting rules, and that is arguably why their problems began. Then, there’s the very obvious fact that Ethan’s mother Kim doesn’t approve of her daughter-in-law, as she believes that the Welcome to Plathville cast member Olivia is leading her oldest son astray. In a bid to save their marriage, the young couple decided to move away from Cairo, Georgia, so they wouldn’t have to be so close to Ethan’s parents anymore. Many people assumed that their big move would help them to smooth out the rough spots in their relationship, but it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. If anything, their relationship has only gotten worse, and now, fans wonder if it’s only a matter of time before the inevitable happens.
Although they attended marriage counseling classes during Welcome to Plathville season 3, there didn’t seem to be positive changes in Ethan and Olivia’s marriage, and fans, whose opinions of Kim are changing, believe that this is all because of how wrong they are for each other. Some people think that the couple has problems because of the way that Ethan and Olivia were brought up, and how they were sheltered from living their lives and dating freely. As per a TLC fan fancytrashpanda,” They have no idea what they want other than sex and to get away from their overbearing families. I think they’re both good people who would be so much happier with someone who they’re more compatible with.” To many people, it seems very obvious that both Ethan and Olivia are good people individually, who are bad together.
With each passing season of Welcome to Plathville, the issues between Ethan and Olivia continue growing. Ethan may have been right when he said on the show that Kim is the “neck that turns Barry’s head.“ To many people, Ethan seems to be the only person who is willing to fight for their marriage. However, according to some fans of the reality TV series, Ethan’s battles will only keep getting more difficult because Olivia’s expectations of him are very unrealistic and unattainable. Because of this, many people just can’t help but wonder if Olivia would have remained with Ethan this long without the show, since almost everything he does seems to upset her. A Reddit user Dovahkiink1 supported that claim with a comment, which reads,” I used to really like Olivia but the more seasons I watched the less I liked her… I feel like she expects the impossible from Ethan and is never happy with anything he does.”
Right now, it doesn’t seem like Ethan and Olivia are making big changes to their relationship dynamic. In fact, it seems as though they are set in their ways when it comes to their romance. This is probably because the Welcome to Plathville stars find it extremely difficult to make certain decisions for themselves, perhaps due to their upbringings. It seems as though they might be headed towards a divorce, just like Ethan’s parents, Kim and Barry. Most fans are concerned about their happiness, and hope that Ethan and Olivia can make a decision that will let them both be happy.