Reality/Game Show
Mar. 2006
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30 min.
TLC TV Network

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Little People, Big World » Season 12
Little People, Big World - 12x08 Crossroads for the Roloffs

12x08 Crossroads for the Roloffs

5/5 (1 vote)
First Aired: Dec. 17, 2013 on TLC
Summary: All the kids are moving out and growing up, which makes Matt and Amy question their relationship. As Jeremy and Molly go back to school, Zach moves to a new house, and a pumpkin catastrophe strikes the family's farm, will Matt and Amy be able to beat out the odds and stay together?

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6 years ago
This episode seemed like a repeat of the supposed 'last episode' that aired earlier in the year. Will they or won't they get a divorce? It was very uncomfortable watching the back and forth between Amy and Matt. Matt seems completely unable to empathize or care about anything that Amy cares about other than the kids, and Amy seems to be unable to tolerate Matt's ups and downs anymore, and I can't say that I blame her. His negativism and penchant for over reaction to every little thing would drive even the most caring soul away. The fact that he regards anything that she does as 'nothing' would further test the most patient person. She has put up with a lot from him over the years. Him saying things like 'we just don't travel well together'. Well...from what I saw over the years, she would have to take the brunt of the travel burden and he would stay at the farm or at work and then fly in for a few days of 'quality time' with the kids and then whisk off again at the slightest provocation and leave her to take the brunt for bringing everyone home. I can hardly remember a vacation that they took where they were all together from start to finish, and Matt always had some lame excuse for leaving. I have to agree with Amy that he seems to have been living from project to project, being extremely unhappy, not really connecting with any of the kids and now blaming Amy for everything. It seems like he has made up his mind that they have grown apart and is unwilling to do the work to make a life together for them. He wants it to all be fixed without having to do any of the work himself. She has put up with a lot over the years. I am not saying that she is blameless. The fact that she turns things into a competition is sad, but I think it has been a coping mechanism for her for a long time. Both of them need to get with the program and decide what they are going to do. Selling the farm is not the answer, Matt. There is so much of all of you there, it would be a real shame. If you are too tired and old (I do understand as I am physically challenged myself and deal with extreme pain, and know how hard it is), then hire people to do the majority of the work that you can't do anymore. There are still a lot of people that want to come and buy pumpkins from you, although after watching these specials, I can't imagine too many more people wanting to have a wedding there when there is so much angst in your own marriage. It seemed like the weddings were a good way to make money, but if you don't want to do them, don't. Matt needs to take ownership for his big gaffes, too. Burning that house down against Amy's wishes at such a critical time. I don't blame her for stopping him from tearing up the driveway while that wedding was still in progress, too. It's like Matt is going through some mid-life crisis. It is a shame that they don't seem to be able to talk to one another in a way that doesn't end in an argument, but in answer to Matt's question about whether other people go through such a difficult time when the kids leave...Yes, they do. A lot of people find that it was the kids that was all that they had in common. You have to do the work. You have to decide if you can make it work. You can. Both of you just need to grow up a bit. Your kids seem to have a better handle on things than you do. A lot of that credit goes to Amy, Matt and you need to recognize that, too. I don't want to see any more special like this one where we are invited in to your private discussions and able to see what is really ugly about both of your personalities. Spare us this next time. I will decide whether or not to continue watching, too. This episode was painful.
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