Full disclosure: I despise Meri.
I’m sure Kody bought Meri’s whole Keep sweet act when they were dating. Meri had never dated anyone and only knew polygamy as a way of life. It was probably a surprise when she turned into a nasty, controlling, petty and cruel witch when he informed her that he was marrying Janelle, her former SISTER IN LAW! Face it, Meri is not cut out of this lifestyle and maybe she just didn’t know it and Kody didn’t know it about her either. It doesn’t change the facts of the situation, it brings the absolute worst out in Meri. In a very unhealthy way, their dynamic allows Kody to blame Meri (no responsibility on his part) and it allows Meri to feel like the victim (allowing no responsibility on her part).
I would LOVE to know which wives and kids have a conflict with Meri. To save time, it would be easier to make a list of people in the family who DON’t have a problem with her. So far it’s King Sol and Areola.