In the most recent episode of the reality show, the 51-year-old was adamant that she did not want to leave the family regardless of her fractured relationship with her estranged husband. While she hoped they could salvage their romance, Meri was also determined to find her own "peace and happiness within the family relationships that I do have."
On Tuesday, February 1, Meri shared a photo of a woman holding a sunflower on her Instagram Story. "I am going to make a beautiful life for myself no matter what it takes," the photo was captioned.
She shared a second quote about refusing to make herself small for "people who refuse to grow."
The final quote shared to her social media was about breaking cycles. "If you were judged, chose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed choose compassion," the quote read.
"Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you — to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain," the quote continued.
Meri and Kody's relationship has been on the rocks ever since her catfishing scandal in 2015. In the most recent episode of Sister Wives, the family patriarch seemed positive that their relationship would not go back to normal, as he previously explained it was strained before the scandal.
He candidly pointed out there had been a "hardness" in their relationship for several years, but the scandal "woke me up out of the daze." He added that he will be a friend to Meri, but he is "never going to feel safe in an intimate place" with her again.
In a previous episode, Meri admitted she felt like she didn't have a husband nor belonged in the family.