It’s been almost two years since the public learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls – four of whom were his sisters – while he was still living under his parents’ roof.
And in that time, Josh’s life has completely turned upside-down.
Josh has gone from reality star and high-powered lobbyist to used car lot attendant.
He no longer lives in the same town as his parents or worships at the same church.
In fact, about the only thing that’s remained constant in Josh’s life is his relationship with his long-suffering wife Anna.
Sources say that despite the fact that Anna has had every reason to divorce Josh, she remains steadfastly loyal to her disgraced husband.
Not only that, Josh is still the one who makes the rules in the relationship, and it’s Anna who is allowed little to no privacy.
According to one insider, one of the conditions of Anna being permitted to use Instagram and other social media platforms is that she hand over all of her passwords to Josh.
Yes, despite the fact that he never creates posts of his own, Josh reportedly has full access to Anna’s accounts.
We imagine he reads some pretty scathing messages from Anna fans who are critical of his past behavior.
And that’s just the beginning of Josh’s dictatorial control over his wife’s behavior.
Those who know the couple best say Anna is not allowed access to Josh’s money and must ask his permission before making any kind of purchase.
Duggar women aren’t allowed to hold jobs, but they are typically granted an allowance by their husbands.
Sources say that’s not the case with Anna, who isn’t even allowed to go grocery shopping without Josh’s say-so.
The most shocking rule that Anna is forced to follow, however, has to do with her interactions with the opposite sex.
Insiders claim that Anna is not allowed to converse with men outside of her extended family.
She is reportedly permitted to speak with Josh’s father and brothers, and that’s it.
Ironically, it seems this rule went into effect after Josh was caught cheating on his wife using the Ashley Madison dating website.
The situation is shocking, but it makes perfect sense, given the strictly patriarchal world in which the Duggars live.
Fans have urged Anna to run for the hills, but it seems that’s the last thing on her mind these days.
It’s easy for those of us on the outside to offer counsel, but it’s important to bear in mind that for Anna and her sisters-in-law, this is the only world they’ve ever known.
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