Why Welcome to Plathville Fans think Kim and Barry are downplaying Joshua’s death
Turned on Welcome to Plathville, Kim and Barry Plath have endured their share of hardships, but nothing could have prepared them for the traumatic pain they experienced when they lost their son, Joshua Plath. The tragic accident affected the entire family, and fans don’t think Kim and Barry have ever fully dealt with their grief.
Kim Plath has revealed the details of how she lost her 17-month-old son, Joshua Plath, in 2008. Welcome to Plathville star said he was moving fruit trees on the Plath family farm when his whole world changed. She didn’t realize Joshua was nearby when she overtook her car and accidentally ran over her little boy. She struggled with guilt, blamed herself for many years and fell into depression. She shared that her husband Barry Plath helped her through her ordeal, supporting her as she went through the darkest time of her life.
Every year, the Plath family gathers to remember Joshua. They share memories of him on what would have been his birthday. This year, a lot of drama unfolded on the dark and special day when Olivia Plath didn’t go to the graveside with her husband, Ethan Plath, because Kim was going to be there. Despite this, the Plath family still honored Joshua’s memory and also supported each other. Watching the family deal with the life-changing tragedy has sparked discussion among Reddit fans, who feel the accident (and the emotions that followed) were never dealt with or addressed properly. Reddit user shi*tytvqueen started the thread by writing, “Most Plaths are horrible, but I imagine that kind of trauma will screw you up for life. No one has dealt with this properly, especially Kim.”
The Plath family seems to have dealt with the loss in different ways. Moriah Plath spoke about how witnessing the accident has affected her, as she still struggles with the overwhelming sadness that comes from it. Kim, in particular, has spoken about how her faith is what helped her overcome the horrific incident. Many fans fear that wasn’t enough and think the family should have sought therapy. Reddit user poppysunicorn16 commented on the thread, “Yes I agree. The trauma the family must still be going through seems almost ignored. Hopefully the Plath kids will get therapy to learn how to deal with it, it must have been horrible for them.
Although Barry was at work when the accident happened, he rushed home when someone told him what happened. He tried to be there for Kim as best he could, and she said he was there for her and loved her unconditionally. Kim was pregnant with Amber at the time, and also battled heartbreak and suicidal thoughts. Lots of Welcome to Plathville fans sympathize with Kim as they see a mother who is still suffering and suffering. Reddit user DonnaNobleSmith shared her thoughts, writing, “Agreed. I’m not a fan of Kim, but we’re both human. I know this must have destroyed her, and she has my endless sympathy and support for Joshua. Accidentally causing the death of your son it’s probably the worst thing I can imagine that could happen to a mother.”
Although Joshua’s death is not talked about much Welcome to Plathville, it’s clear that Kim and Barry have struggled to live life after a terrible tragedy. For Kim, the guilt is something that has never gone away. Even though it’s been years since the incident, fans are hoping the Plath family will seek counseling or other resources to help them heal.
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