Jill Duggar reveals she hasn't been in estranged parents' nearby home in two YEARS as she can't cope with 'triggers'

JILL Duggar has opened up further about her estrangement from parents Jim Bob and Michelle, after admitting that she hasn't visited her childhood home in TWO years.

The Counting On star has distanced herself from her family since she left the TLC show nearly four years ago.

Jill, 29, and her husband Derick, 32, answered fan questions about the separation in a new Youtube video.

The reality star couple sat on their couch as they discussed "Family, Science & Enneagrams!" with their followers.

After sharing the fan question: "Do ya'll ever visit the big house?" Jill explained: "The big house is my parent's house.

"Not much, we actually haven't been over there in awhile, probably like a couple years, other than once to check the mail.


"But yeah there's some restrictions, but also we just feel like in this season of life we have to prioritize our like mental and emotional health and all that," she confessed.

"Our threshold, as I like to call it is just a little bit lower in this season of life for us with a lot going on in our own life."

Derick then chimed in as he admitted of the Duggar home: "There's a lot of triggers there."

"Plus Covid just makes it a lot harder right now with trying to keep our circle smaller and everything," Jill continued.


"We'd like for it to not stay that way, but that's where we're at right now."

The young parents have rebelled from Jim Bob, Michelle, and the rest of the family over the last few years after the patriarch of the family withheld compensation from them for their appearances on Counting On.

Jill has since adopted a much more relaxed lifestyle, forsaking some modesty and her parent's strict rulings.

Derick spoke exclusively to The Sun this past June about their deviation from the rest of the family, as he claimed that Jim Bob prohibited them from visiting the house unless he was present.


“I think he’s mainly worried about the influence we might have on his children," the father of two shared.

The fundamentalist grandfather denied The Sun's request for comment on Derick's claim.

Jill and her husband took their leave from the TLC show in 2017, and have since integrated more racy behaviors into their previously modest lifestyle.

The brunette has added pants and tank tops to her wardrobe, though normally the Duggar women are limited to skirts and long-sleeves.


They've also chosen to enroll their two sons, Israel, 5, and Samuel, 3, into public school, though the family standard is homeschooling.

Derick also commented on their choice to allow children to listen to more music than just Christian songs, explaining: “We have not personally received any pushback from either our family or our church.

“To my knowledge, most of the families in our church also have dancing children who listen to music and go to public school.

“Different things work for different families, and each family must determine what works best for their family.”


Jill's newer lifestyle choices have also caused a rift between the star and her 18 siblings, as her husband divulged previously: “Because our visitation to the Duggar house has been restricted and that is where they and their spouses hang out, we have not been able to see other family as much as we would like, so that is difficult.

“We do try to invite brothers and sisters-in-law over as much as they can come. We hope and pray God would restore relationships where there is brokenness," he wished.

“But, at the same time, we recognize that only God can change people’s hearts and bring healing.”

The couple has also shared details on their casual use of alcohol, and have spoken openly about their sex life on social media.

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