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Fans are worried Jill Duggar’s marriage might be in trouble

Cheryl Kahla
Jan 16, 2019
11:52 A.M.
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Fans of Jill Duggar believe she may be sending a silent plea for help after sharing a photo on Instagram. 

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The 27-year-old posted a photo of her two boys in the bath and wrote in the caption: "Reading a little during bath time. lol."

She added the hashtags "mom life," "orange bath water," and "boundaries book." Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. 

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to note that the book – "Boundaries" by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend – deals with strengthening broken relationships. 

The post can be viewed below.

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Others remarked that Jill might be reading the book to gain independence from her overbearing husband and family.

Duggar women hardly have a say and are forced to conform to her husband's whims, while her unmarried siblings are under the stern rule of their father, Jim Bob. 

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If Jill truly is in a broken relationship at the moment, the divorce is not an option for her either as it goes against her family's beliefs. 

If that is the case, it will make sense for Jill to turn to a self-help book in an attempt to mend what is damaged. 

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Her father believes that there is no place for divorce in the world, and refers to it as "the Big D."

Despite the setbacks, Jill is in a somewhat better situation with her husband, Derek, as he gives her more freedom. She recently joined him in his law school class. 

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However, her role there is merely to help him take notes and to take a homecooked meal on the nights that he finishes class late.

In an Instagram post, Derek referred to Jill as his "favorite study buddy," and told his  778,000 followers that she was able to join him in class. 

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Her sister, Jessa, babysit their children for the duration of the class. 

Jill and Derek were in the midst of a controversy last year when they spent a lot of time Central America, reportedly on missionary work. 

It later came to light that Derek lied in a crowdfunding campaign and critics believed that the money donated to them were not used for their missionary work. 

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