Christine Brown Explains Her Relationship With Kody Changed After She Started Saying 'No'

Taylor Sakellis
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Last November brought big news for fans of the hit TLC show Sister Wives when it was announced Kody's third wife, Christine Brown, was leaving Kody after over 25 years together.

As viewers of the show know, Christine hasn't been the only wife to show unhappiness in her plural marriage, however, her dynamic changed significantly after she started saying "no" to the patriarch.

In a preview for the final part of the "Sister Wives" tell-all special, Christine is getting candid about what changed in her relationship with Kody.

In a preview of Sunday night's episode, shared by ET, Christine explained how her dynamic with her husband changed after she started sticking up for herself.

“I just had to be always positive and upbeat and ‘whatever you need’ and ‘absolutely,'” Christine tells host Sukyana Krishnan in the clip.

“I didn’t mind, it was what I did, it was completely fine…until it wasn’t."

"All of a sudden, I just realized I couldn’t anymore.”

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The 49-year-old recalled that everything changed when her father asked her, “At what point are you going to start saying, ‘No?'”

Soon, Christine started saying "no" more to Kody, which was a change he didn't like.

“I think that he heard but he had no idea what to do because I changed so much in the blink [of an eye],” Christine explained.

“Everything changed and Kody withdrew and then I withdrew and then we just withdrew.”

Christine goes on to reveal that she and Kody did try couples therapy, which lead to many moments that "shocked me completely."

In an additional preview, shared by Us Weekly, fans got an insight into what Kody thinks about his marriage dissolving.

"Christine’s moved; she’s left. We are no longer married,” he explains.

"I love her, and I don’t know what to do ‘cause I’ve got the grief but I'm still angry."

Kody continued and got candid about how his emotions are holding up three months after the separation.

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"I’ll take the grief right now for a little while just to be out of the anger phase, and then [I’m] just moving on. [I] just [want to] have a good life and find happiness.”

"I think, to be honest with you, there’s gonna be some relief from the rest of the family too,” he added.

Robyn, Kody's fourth and arguably favorite wife, also weighed in on the divorce.

“What a waste," she says through tears.

"Cause there’s two functioning people that could figure it out. I don’t see why giving up is an option when you haven’t actually tried to fix it.”

I think many fans would disagree and argue that Christine has been fighting for her marriage for several years.

“I am frustrated and angry and devastated by Christine’s choice,” Robyn admits.

“She’s part of my big picture.”

Judging by social media, it's clear that many fans are on Christine's side of this split — as they should be.

In fact, Kody is now often being referred to as "Christine Brown's ex-husband" which I think is pretty fantastic.

I'm just glad to see Christine doing what's best for her and her family, and it's clear most Sister Wives fans are, too!