Sunday, January 3, 2010

Matt and Amy Roloff divorce questions; marriage problems....frequently asked question

Updated: Sept 7, 2010 -- Amy Roloff answers the question about the divorce speculation:

http://spiritswander.blogspot.com/2010/09/amy-roloff-interview-regarding-end-of.html
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We have decided to do a session of frequently asked questions and today we will tackle the hot topic concerning the Roloffs of the past few months, the issue fans inquire the most about the Roloff family. According to our site data, it used to be connected to the National Enquirer article labelling Jeremy Roloff as a racist and a gay bashing bigot because of comments he made on his Myspace page, however that has been surpassed by inquiries by people wondering about if the Roloffs are divorcing, Matt and Amy marriage problems, questions if the Roloffs are now divorced, etc.


We will just lay out the information and let you the reader form your own opinion. So...


Are the Roloffs divorcing? Matt and Amy's marital problems? Roloff family getting divorced?


This is what you should know:

As of January 2010, no, the Roloffs are not divorced. Matt and Amy are still married.


You should also know that, Matt through his online outlets, multiple times, has said things which essentially suggest that in "real reality" everything is fine in their marriage and nothing unusual is going on in their marriage. Matt basically suggests that the show Little People, Big World is misleading the viewers into thinking the problems are more catastrophic than they are for the purpose of ratings and a plot.

These quotes are from Matt Roloff:


"I think the show is playing it up to make it look like it's more than it is. Amy and I are both definitely going through some changes. But I think they are making those changes look more like marital problems. Amy's doing more on her own. She went from being a school teacher and now she's out and about more and doing her own thing.

But no, I wouldn't say we are going through marital problems as much as I would say changes as individuals like anyone goes through. The only difference with us is that people have a chance to watch and dissect us. Which is what we signed up to do. A lot of marriages go through changes and you never get to see it. Even close friends may not see it. But in our case, we have cameras here to see it. You're getting the luxury of seeing it good, bad or indifferent. Amy and I are deeply committed to each other and I don't think that it's as catastrophic as people may think." --Matt Roloff - Nov 2009



"Amy and I are enjoying and making the most of this unique quiet time. We realize more and more how essential spending uninterrupted time together is. It is wonderful to just catch up with each other and plan private evenings going out to dinner or a movie." -- Matt Roloff - Dec 2009

If that is true though, I wouldn't be so quick to say Matt and Amy Roloff are innocents here and blame big bad TLC editing for deceiving the audience while the Roloffs, authors of the book "Little People, Big Values", have no part in tricking viewers into thinking the Roloffs might be divorcing or are, at the very least, having serious problems in their marriage.



The Roloff family have been involved with Discovery Communications/TLC since 2003 and continue to sign contracts with TLC. Matt and Amy Roloff have been and are currently listed as producers of Little People, Big World. Viewers are not dreaming up the marriage problems out of thin air. The show that Matt and Amy are helping produce, has included segments depicting Amy becoming emotional and shedding tears on camera when discussing their marriage. Amy stating they have lost the friendship in their marriage. Zach stating the divide between Matt and Amy have become greater than ever recently. Both Matt and Amy repeatedly on camera have said they're drifting apart and they don't know what will happen in the future...that is sort of the catch line of the entire 5th season viewers are currently watching them discuss their marriage 'I don't know what will happen in the future' (insert dramatic and sad music)...

If Matt is accurate when he implies that their marriage is just fine, then basically the Roloffs are deceiving the viewers, playing the "Keep watching to see if we divorce" game because the Roloffs will do anything to keep the show on the air because the money, fame and perks that come with it are not something they want to see end.


The second school of thought is that Matt's suggestions that it's all editing and things are fine in the marriage are not accurate and it's just Matt's pride and ego speaking, because who wants the world to think that they have a failing marriage?


There is a popular theory that Matt and Amy are "emotionally" divorced and the problems the viewers are seeing on the show are indeed real however the Roloffs won't divorce either:


1. To keep the show going because they are so attached to the money and opportunity (other business ventures: the public speaking, the huge crowds at Pumpkin Season, the freebies, the free vacations, and the overall perks fame) they receive from the show. Everyone saw what happened to Jon and Kate Gosselin when they filed for divorce. Their show is over and they went through intense public scrutiny.

2. Because of their religious beliefs or like many, staying together for the kids sake.

3. The house is so big and Amy is so involved with her Charity Foundation, speaking engagements, interviews, radio shows, her solo trips with friends and crew, the kids...why bother divorcing and risk having all of the money and opportunity come to an end when they could live separate lives, while still "together"? Let's face it, the Roloffs are living the celebrity life, not a normal life. Jeremy and Zach will turn 20 years old in 5 months and neither have really had a 'real' job - yet they're bank accounts are full and they have every car, toy, free ticket they desire - they have fun time, all the time (throw in a few classes at the local community college -- PCC). Would Matt and Amy risk having their celebrity life end by actually divorcing?

So that is essentially the best way we can answer questions about Matt and Amy's marriage and if they are divorcing. They are still married. Off the show, Matt implies that the marriage is fine and "the show" (which Matt and Amy help produce) is playing up the drama. Other people believe what is portrayed on the show is real and they're just staying together for the above reasons.

You can form your own conclusion and decide what you believe :-)

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Anonymous said...

I watch LPBW here in Ireland and have drawn great inspiration from the show. Sure, I think that Matt and the kids could give Amy a lot more help around the house, I think she is very patient with them. Also I think Matt should be more open with Amy and discuss this plans with her he might be surprised at the insight she might have to any plan. But aside from all that how many marriages do you know that don't have some difficulties. Marriage has to be worked at all day every day 365 days of the year. I always feel that Matt thinks he has to take on everything to prove to himself that he is a good provider and father and it is prove to himself because I firmly believe Amy thinks he is a good provider for the most part.

Anonymous said...

having been married over thirty years myself i know every stage of life brings adjustments.....kids graduating high school...and everyone begins to look at their life and wonder where they are going from here......they seem a truely loving and caring family for all their sakes i pray they continue to talk and work everything out diana

Anonymous said...

I used to love to watch this show. Couldn't stand the Jon and Kate fiasco. I really thought this was a truer portrayal of an average family. However this season has turned me off. It has gone the Jon and Kate route. How sad. Will no longer watch.

Anonymous said...

This whole season seems to be about how Matt and Amy really don't that have that much in common and in fact, have huge problems in their marriage. I do not wish anyone's marriage to break up, but I do think they are definitely giving viewers the impression the marriage is headed south. If that is not the case and they are doing it for ratings I can't tell you how low I feel they have dropped to exploit their differences for the entertainment of others. It especially makes Amy look like a hipocrite because she is the one always saying how it isn't "things" that are important, but the time you spent with your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Matt reminds me of a dreamer who makes everyone else make his dreams come true. Making everyone miserable in the meantime. I would not be able to tolerate him telling people to do stuff. I also think his kids are spoiled, and they show is so fake now that it's not fun to watch because it's not real anymore.

Anonymous said...

I have been watching the show with my husband for most of the seasons. Even the repeats. The show is so realistic as to how families deal with situations they face and how they resolve those issues; even a family as this, different because they are Little People with normal size family members. Matt is such a gentleman, Amy, on the other hand, is a very strong willed yet loving lady. Matt can be bossy, but look at all he has accomplished. I feel Amy comes across too domineering as far as Matt is concerned; she lets her children do what they want to do even if Matt doesn't agree. Her facial expressions when talking to her husband don't show love or respect. She is the boss in her family! I have enjoyed this program because of its genuine family closeness, but this is not true anymore. It is my wish that they will be able to continue to be the lovely, sweet, kind Little People they were when the show first started. Amy doesn't look happy anymore...is it Matt's fault? So far, the children are doing well; so what can be happening?

Anonymous said...

Our family has watched the program since 2006, but lately we believe a visit from "the supernanny" and "clean house" would definately help this family out. The 4 children have zero respect for their belongings, just look at their bedrooms and the house in general. The home is a disaster. It shows the lack of respect for how hard their parents have worked to provide for their fantastic lifestyle. In our home, if we found a coffee table with burnt marks, life as our children knew it would cease to exist! Amy, on the other hand had no problem with it, although Matt was horrified! We believe from watching the program the children's lack of respect falls squarely on Amy's shoulders, because she shows such contempt for Matt when he wants to hold their children accountable for their actions.

Rap541 said...

If Matt is their father, Matt shares the blame for their lack of responsibility. He's not a voiceless, powerless cripple who is too frightened to speak his mind or act firmly.

I do blame Amy for the kids lack of discipline, but she's not a single parent. If Matt wants to do something, he's told us again and again that he doesn't let anything stop him from accomplishing things. He has the power to discipline his children and instead he wants to be their friend. Two classic examples - Jer gets bad grades, Matt's way to solve that? Bribe him with a car. When Jer doesn't get good grades, Matt still lets him have the car. Or, take Jake and the cell phone. Matt tells Jake to not run up a huge bill. Jake does run up a bill. Matt disagrees with Amy over taking the phone away and wants Jake simply to clean his room.

Amy has earned her fair share of the blame, but so has Matt.

Anonymous said...

anonymous

I've watched the Roloff's since day one.
It is very sad that I feel Matt and Amy are going down the tubes in my intuition.
I remember one show where Matt took Amy out for her Anniversary and held her hand and said how her rings still sparkled from the day he gave them to her, now come on don't tell me there isn't trouble in fairy land as Amy doesn't even wear her diamond or wedding ring anymore. Plus not reading from tabloids but hearing right from the horses mouth Matt said last week how Amy was throwing a party for the kids and Matt said I'm not even there sometimes it's better as Amy says I upset her and better in my eyes to just stay out of the way.

Well my husband and I loved this show when it first came on and right up til 2 years ago, but over the past 2 years things have changed a lot . Yes there are troubles in everyone's marriage but if you are not together in love and respect why do a show for money and make it look and in my eyes look like they have split or you might call their marriage as one of a marriage of convience.It:s even very sad as I love the show but other people are right the kids could pitch in and both parents are to blame not just one as a mother of 3 I tell my husband it takes both of us to correct the children not just one parent you have to stick together to make a family work.

So I hope as once a very close loving family can come to grips and resolve their problems and make it a reality show again and not one that they do what they just want to say why call it a reality show when it's covering up the truth of the matter.
But hope it works out for the whole family as my husband said tonight the show is getting fake and turning him off as Jon and Kate did .
TOO BAD FOR NOW, HOPE IT GETS BETTER.

January 11th, 2010 10:12 p.m. est.

Anonymous said...

These people really need a divorce and I think it will happen.They also need to learn how to dicipline,But I love the show.

Anonymous said...

This is family life.. Amy treasures her family, Matt loves his family. He's a provider and a very type A personality.
The family is what it is. Props to them, for all of the good as well as all of the bad.. we pass judgement for some reason, are we more or less than they?

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to post that I just love Molly. What a mature young girl. She is more of a role model and Mother than Amy. Bless Molly's heart!

Anonymous said...

I think the biggest spoiled kid on the show is Matt. He needs to become more involed with this kids and support Amy better

Anonymous said...

Amy is an outstanding mother. Her faith and strength is the glue of that family! I admire her so much.Discipline is somewhat lacking, but other than that, they have 4 wonderful children. I know Matt loves his kids, but sometimes comes across as a distant father and husband. We are fans of the show no matter what happens; though I hope they work things out.

sue said...

how about when matt had to have serious surgery at the beginning of the season and no one would listen to him and amy rolled her eyes and matt finally gave up and went to bed. to bad they built that addition on to become bigger pigs maybe amy should stay home for awhile and clean orrrrr god forbid hire someone and let someone else touch her precious things!

Rap541 said...

Sue, I would seriously point out that the scene where Matt needed to have surgery "within six months" was filmed *at best* in early January* of 2009 and Matt has yet to have that serious surgery. And I am being generous in my time estimates... its possible he had notification of needing this serious surgery in Oct-Nov 2008.

Maybe nobody listens because he's been "gonna be in a wheel chair in a year or so" their entire lives. Matt has been going on about how he's wheel chair bound since the show began. I am glad he is not... but taking that into consideration, I can understand why it's no longer a panic point for the family.

*Anyone interested in disputing this is welcome but I respectfully point out that even if Matt got this news IN JUNE 2009 and then somehow went skiiing - its still over six months since Matt was told he desperately had to have this surgery and there's been NO reports of matt having it.

Anonymous said...

They both realize their children are almost grown and they have to let them go. It is a being afraid feeling. Amy wants to travel and Matt wants to keep building on the farm. In the long run it's going to be Matt and Amy alone. Just the two of them. I hope they both work it out together. I been there and I'm glad my husband and I are growing old together.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Matt & Amy. Since there are so many excellent marriage resources...ie.- "Love & Respect" book by Emerson Eggerich, "His Needs, Her Needs", by Dr. Willard Harley, "The Five Love Languages", by Gary Chapman, "The DNA of Relationships", by Gary Smalley, and Jimmy & Karen Evans program, "Marriage Today" as well as countless seminars by these marriage experts & others, I hope & pray they will access these wonderful resources & humble themselves enough to admit they need counseling & relationship help. Divorce is NOT the answer. However, there's alot of hard work ahead, to get beyond the past & go on to the future! As a recent empty nester, after 25 years of marriage my husband & I have been working through "issues", but our commitment to God & each other is greater, by the grace of God. We have a plaque which says "grow old along with me, the BEST is YET TO BE"! It takes sheer, tough will power & fortitude of commitment to make it through any lasting marriage, at times. Praying they grit their teeth, let their commitment to God & each other help them through this difficult transition to empty nesting. I know what the pain feels like, but you WILL get through it & things WILL get better! Matt & Amy need to hang in there. I heard something by Pastor James McDonald on the radio, calling people to "Generational Obedience"...meaning that the influence you have on generations to come, is in the balance- based on YOUR obedience to GOD!
Divorce is NEVER "the easy answer". Coming from a divorced home & having friends & family who have divorced...what seemed like a "relief" intially upon marital breakup, turns into life-long pain & heartache as you see the lasting effects of the divorce upon your children, grandchildren, etc. Statistics say, couples who rated their marriage as "poor", if they just held on & DIDN'T get a divorce...when surveyed 5 years later rated their marriage as "satisfactory" to "excellent". Face it: TOUGH TIMES come to any marriage. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going...to seek new solutions, for problems EVERY marriage faces at one time or another. Just hang in there, Amy & Matt...if you DO, I know you won't regret it! And for the sake of your children's happiness & well-being, suck it up! Be an EXAMPLE to them, of how to treat your spouse! If you take the focus off your spouse's shortcomings & strive to be the best spouse you can be for your mate's sake, you may see great changes take place! Quit the blame game! It's time to grow up & become a responsible family...and this includes treating EVERYONE with respect & love...regardless if you feel they deserve it! In doing so, you WILL reap the benefits- of a close & loving family, & influence generations to come in amazing ways!

Anonymous said...

I think Matt is a huge ASS! He is self-centered and self-absorbed, AND..he always HAS BEEN!! Hasn't anyone else ever noticed this before? He is just worse now than ever before. I agree with the others on here that stated how Matt is ALWAYS saying how he isn't long for the world, or how he will be a total cripple in a wheelchair soon. He's been saying this since the show first AIRED!!! I cannot STAND him. He only cares about himself and HIS interests. He never attends his childrens functions OR Amy's. She is always going off to her speaking engagements and so forth by herself, and Matt never supports a THING that she does, OR that the children do. He didn't even attend most of the soccer games his sons were in. He even plans vacations without telling the rest of the family or even checking with them!! I was APALLED at the way he ignored Amy on BOTH her birthday AND Mother's Day!! He was away for mother's day!! At least Zach and Molly had the maturity to boycott Matt's vacation plans for the sake of their mom and in the name of FAMILY!! But there went Jeremy. I think Jeremy loves all the money, vacations and STUFF that he gets from being a part of the show, but I think that Zach, Molly and Amy try to keep things real. Jeremy is DEFINITELY Matt's son, NO DOUBT!! I just HOPE that he doesn't end up being just like his had, self-centered, disrespectful and uncaring. THAT would be a shame. I have seen SUCH a change in this family, but it's mostly Matt and Jeremy that seem to have really lost their true goals and values in life. SO SAD!! And I love Amy, but she has a HUGE burden to carry, given matt's lack of responsibility and support...so CUT HER SOME SLACK!!! PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

I have watched the show from the beginning and have enjoyed what I have considered to be an accurate portrayal of the American family. I am quite shocked to read the previous opinions however, most of them being in suppoet of Amy and many portraying Matt as selfish etc. Matt has provided for his family better than MOST fathers-his kids have everything that they could possibly want including wonderful childhood memories that were inspired by their father's dreams. How many able bodied men can't, don't or won't provide for their families like this much less someone that is severly handicapped! From what I have seen, Amy and the kids do not respect or appreciate what Matt has done for them. Yes, Amy does more of the daily running around, fixing dinner chores but so do 90% of married mothers. The kids are undisciplined and that is due to Amy, she vetos any imput that Matt gives her and as I said before, they all do not respect Matt. I do love Amy and the kids also but I just feel that Matt is given such a hard time on the show for being a "dreamer" when he has provided so beautifully for their family. I really think that his family needs to thank him big-time for what he has done for them and give him the respect he deserves.
As for the previous poster, I would say exactly the same thing but in suppoet of Matt: CUT HIM SOME SLACK!!! PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Roloffs,
Matt & Amy,Do your own thing,Dont listen to the comments people write,you guys have been married for a long time!
Matt, when do you open for pumpkin season?
we
would love to take a trip down to hillsburo to see your ever improving farm,agritainment!!!
Do you have armed guards at your gates?
Say I would like to give my comdolences for your dear friend mike,Im shure it hurts still.
He was a dear friend.Say matt what ever happened to that camaro you came up to washington to buy?
The yellow one? 1968.
One comment,I do remember you telling jay not to
run up the cell phone bill higher than yours,
Dang!!!big bucks!!! and he had the nerve to steel
molly's cell to text his "friend"? not cool.
sorry to say,jay needs to be nipped in the bud!!!
He gets away with murder!!! One episode he hits
Zach with a pop can in the head!! after a shunt surgury!! not good.Zach may be little person, but he is older.So keep a sharp eye on him Matt,
Keep the faith both of you.
Joanne,Snohomish,WA

Anonymous said...

the new promos have been running for the next season and they are definitely promoting the whole distance we have been fed between matt and amy last season.

we are carnivors and we eat what we are fed. i say, based on seasons passed, amy wants nothing to do with matt after the kids are gone. it may be an early jesture based on Jacob's age, but if the interaction between the parents is even 50% accurate, we definitely have our latest and great JON AND KATE. it was painful +8 and it is painful to watch now.

we shall see.

and b/c this is my first post ever in this regard, let me just say that matt and amy, little or not, are terrible at disciple and it shows itself in the twins' senior year. Amy Matt Zach and Jeremy should be humilitated that it is documented on TV. They must be getting paid very well.

Anonymous said...

I watched the show off and on for the first 2 seasons. IMO Matt is an idiot , his "my way or the highway" attitude is finally catching up with him. There's the door, ih, rather the hughway Matt. Amy will do much better without you. As for the boys, wow, they need to grow up ! They are the absolute epitomy of what's wrong with this generation of young men. Nothing was ever expected from them and they feel "entitled".

Anonymous said...

I watch LPBW in Scotland and find the entire family/show inspirational, down to earth and VERY real. As someone married 33 years sure everyone has problems and everyone changes as the years go past - they just have the additional gold-fish bowl factor to figure in. It's nonsense to say they're doing quotes to keep ratings up - grow up people - this is a real family with ordinary every-day family problems.....nothing more. Kath - Scotland

Anonymous said...

I have been watching the show with my children since the start here in the UK. My eldest daughter (14) was the first person to notice a change in the Rolloff family since the addition of the extention, the house refurbishment and the new cars. We're disappointed that these 'things' have changed what is essentially a wonderful loving family. We all agree though that Molly is our favourite. She's gracious, sweet, mature and caring and Matt and Amy have done a great job in raising her. LPBW has become essential viewing in our home and I wish the Rolloffs every happiness.

Anonymous said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE WAY AMY LETS HER KIDS RUN THROUGH THE HOUSE. I AM A MOTHER OF TWO BOYS 12 & 14 AND WOULD NEVER ALLOW THEN TO DO THIS AND ASKING THEM TO PICK UP AFTER THEIRSELVES I GUESS WOULD BE ASKING A LOT CONSIDERING HER OWN HOUSEKEEPING SKILLS.

Anonymous said...

Matt is very handsome, nice, and appears to want to make Amy happy (or used to). All my lady friends agree that if Amy doesnn't want Matt, we will take him. He is also very creative. I believe he would be happy if the house was cleaned. That alone would help his attitude.

Anonymous said...

If Amy and Matt divorce, it is both their faults. The children are the worst I have ever seen except Molly. The house is filthy and never gets a good cleaning until Matt's parents come and do the cleaning. Jacob and Jeremy are horrible. Matt and Amy should take some lessons from the Duggars in marriage and child rearing. The are way more children and the house is really run pretty good and kept pretty clean.

Anonymous said...

I watch LPBW too. I think Amy takes a lot more than she needs to from Matt. He needs to take some charge and help his wife. Plus all these projects he does around there house is unbelievable. From watching this past season I can tell something is wrong with Matt and Amy's marriage.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your show all these years,but I have been very dissapointed the way Matt is with his children he is never there for them, school stuff, hospital stays, leaving vacations early to go run the farm omg Iam sure that you have people that can do that for you. Your family should came first. Most fathers would gave any thing to be able to take a vacation like your family takes and Matt should be asshamed of himself for his attitude.

Anonymous said...

Matt and Amy are two little creeps that are in this show for the cash....and they are raising a bunch of selfish kids that are also little creeps.
The two oldest are 20, and have never had a job, yet they have all the money, cars and play-toys they want. Ami's constant scowl and disapproving facial expressions have grown tiresome.

This is not good.

Anonymous said...

The show is getting boring. Too many freebies and expensive vacations to watch. Did the twins learn anything in high school? They seem clueless. Did your mother help you register for college? Another show detrimental to the family as a whole. Get out before Jacob and Molly go down the rabbit hole also. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

We have a friend who spent months at a time as a child in the hospital because of burns. Because of this, he is a very different person. He is very self-centered, closed off in relationships, and not happy in his marriage...although it stays together.

This reminds me of Matt Roloff. I believe that when a person goes through something like he did as a child and spent so much time lying in a hospital bed, it affects your personality.

My complaint about the show is that, after a time, all the family reality shows turn into "The Roloffs Go to the Beach," "The Roloffs Tour the Grand Canyon," The Roloffs Take a Bus Trip." And you can substitute "Roloffs" with the Duggars, Jon & Kate, etc. Eventually you're not experiencing their every day life, you're just watching them take junkets.

I love all these shows, but I wish they'd stay interesting without all the travel.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy watching the show. Matt does need a reality check and be more involved with his kids. Walking in at his kids graduation after they walked in is rude, and very disrespectful to those children. Amy has gone over and above for all those children and Matt does whatever he wants. Matt is so not plugged into the needs of his children. It is a very difficult transition after your children graduate and start their own lives and it leaves you looking at husband & re introducing yourselves after all those years of child bearing and they grow apart.

Anonymous said...

Amy is jealous of Matt. I've noticed that Amy, from the very beginning, has always felt inferior to Matt. Its pretty obvious that Amy lived a very sheltered life where she was always treated "special" and differently from her other siblings... So when she sees Matt go out into the world and take risks, she gets a deep-seeded feeling of resentment because she is jealous of his confidence. Matt doesn't just dream things, he sticks his neck out, takes risks, and gets more accomplished than most able-bodied people!!! So this is something that Amy has resented from the beginning and Zach has grown up to be just like her... Zach and Amy are both very insecure, and therefore it bothers them TO THE CORE when they see Matt, another dwarf, able to accomplish anything. Even though they ALL benefit from Matt's successes, they are incapable of seeing it... Amy thinks that the kids are her personal property and how dare Matt if he tries to discipline them or do something for them... so Matt was pushed out of many big events as the kids were growing up, and eventually, that translates into Matt forming his own life... Amy has even SAID so. She has said in the past that the kids are "her territory" and Matt just "comes in and takes over." So if Amy spent the last 2 decades ever-so-slightly keeping Matt at a distance, I would do the same thing that Matt does - create a life for himself rather than get beat up daily by ungrateful people (Jeremy seems grateful). When Matt sometimes tells Amy to clean up the MESS that she has created inside that house, she FLIPS OUT on him... she has made their BEAUTIFUL HOUSE into a PIG STY. If I were Matt, I would just say forget it, and let them live their own life without him... Amy would be NOTHING without Matt Roloff and she would have lived a miserable life probably with her parents....

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, Matt does not do all he does to provide for his family but rather to stroke his own ego. He is a master liar, too. Says they will ALL go on a family vacation and then shows up just whenever he feels like it and makes excuses about work to leave early. He does not seem to take joy in his family except for the attention they bring him.

Anonymous said...

Let's not play the blame game. This show is about little people in a big world. Guess what. Little people have the same issues as the rest of the world. The twins graduating is a life changing event, for all the family. Adjustments need to be made. Reality is that eventually there will be an empty nest and each person will need to find where they are without the house being full.
Matt....wow what a provider, look what he has accomplished with the help of many
Amy....omg how you have loved and guided your children and looked at many sides as possible of things that has gone on
I will continue to watch
I love the show
Please, pray about your commitment to each other and ask for Gods guidance in your relationship
I hope that the family continues and Molly and Jake become the focus of their parents.


The children

Anonymous said...

I used to watch, but no longer can stand it, but I cannot stand any reality show. Matt and Amy are like everyone else, they want their 15 minutes of fame at the expense of their children and marriage.

Anonymous said...

Lots of couples go through problems and then work it out. It takes 2 to tango. They are choosing not to Tango at this time. He goes on vacations without the family. Plans vacations without checking with her. Does not attend his daughters middle school graduation and barely gets to the boys graduation in time. Also he says he does not have time for vacations, like the summer he left the cruise early, though he has time to go to Hawaii without the family. So, there are obviously problems there and I think that when push comes to shove they will work on them, and until then they will live separate lives. Though they will be happily married when Jacob graduates, as long as they learn to communicate.

Anonymous said...

hey great show. keep up the great work when is the next vactions and will there be a next season.keep up the job biggest fan hope i can come down there and be apart of the show.chayse from Austintown Ohio, 44515

Addie said...

Of course the show has changed. It is about family life. And families change. Children get sick, grow up, graduate, go off to college, and the two that started it all are left alone to face each other as total strangers. They have each developed their own interests to keep them busy. But that doesn't mean divorce. They will find their way. Amy still gets upset when Matt is absent from an important event in the family. And Matt still wants Amy to share his dreams for the farm. And you can bet most of the drama is for ratings.

Anonymous said...

Amy rollof is so digustingly filled with drama that I fast forward any time she's talking god why won't she just agree with something for onece and stop haveing a problem with evrything any one is talking about... She's on vacation with her fam and while her kids are explaining their expierence to Matt she goes and play bochy ball with some strangers weird to say the least she had some comb excuse for doing so to I still think she's a stick in the mudd

Anonymous said...

I just watched Little People last nite as usual and for the first time I feel compelled to write. Matt is a huge ass. The other five members of his family are forced to deal with the tiny tyrants mood swings. He is a horrible husband and i would be so thrilled for Amy to dump him on his crippled ass. I have never known a parent that is so concerned with his own agenda. I think that Amy could find a sweet and helpful husband easily. Someone to help make her life easier instead of harder. He makes everyones life more difficult with his infantile behavior. All he cares about is himself and his own opinions. I can not stand Matt. I dont recall ever having such hostility in my heart for someone on tv. I am sad for Amy and I hope that she sees the light at the end of the Matt. He is not a fun or helpful man. He is also deluded about his importance. The whole family would be better off with a sweet new dad.

Anonymous said...

I heard Matt say something that really stuck with me on their Paris trip. "I" decided that "we" would take a bus tour. A person who wasnt a jerk would say "We" decided to take a bus tour

Anonymous said...

I got your back lil man... goooooo get um tiger!!!!

Anonymous said...

Adventure would be less with out him!!!

Kapper said...

Actually I find ALL of the Roloff's unappealing....but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Matt. Honestly, how he can be married to Amy amazes me. She makes Debbie Downer look chirpy

Anonymous said...

Zach had better get his act together. hes' really causing conflicts between his mom and dad, of course Mom is always on Zachs bandwagon...before Zach starts critisizing his Dad..he had better come to the realization that his Father is the one filling his pockets..Zach..grow up and stop with the negative remarks. If you were my son, you would get a good paddling.

Anonymous said...

Zach..Dads not here and thats crap..I'll tell you all whos running that family..Zach..hes' such a baby..and Mama encourages this those two can live together without Matts input.

Greg said...

I argue that Jeremy is running the family. Jeremy always gets what he wants. From Matt, from Amy, from everybody. When he's with Zach, it's all about how Zach should do exactly what Jeremy wants.

Jeremy is so blatantly Matt's favorite it isn't even funny. Don't underestimate Amy either with Jeremy. Things have changed since the first season. Amy gave up trying to parent Jeremy. She showers with him with praise, never says no to him and refuses to punish him. Backing into the garage without so much as an apology or an "I'm sorry", denting a Mercedes without saying a word, and I'd say probably burning the coffee table, although Matt pinned that on Jacob.

Personally, I think in the constant battle between Matt and Amy for the kids loyalty, Amy saw that Matt was winning Jeremy's. She adjusted accordingly. Jeremy knows how to get whatever he wants from both parents.

Anonymous said...

I think that the fame is getting to the Roloffs. Matt and Amy need to remember that God comes FIRST in their relationship, not deadlines and money. Get off of reality television for a while and find each other again. Remember what is truly important and don't get swayed by money and media.....

Anonymous said...

What happened with Matts parents who used to be so involved in their lives? I never see them anymore. They probably got tired of seeing Amy abuse their son.

Anonymous said...

I was so angry after seeing once again Matt be all bluster and no work. He puts Amy down constantly. He cut her out of her own house and insisted she was "only" the coach and he was the "Manager." The final straw was when he abandoned the family to take Jeremy on a trip through Switzerland, etc. and ignored his real responsibility to Zach's team. After cutting Amy out of the loop, she had to take on responsibility as manager and coach and mother. There were a million things for the manager to do to make sure those boys could do what they went there for and Amy had to handle them all by herself. At every turn they were in danger of being disqualified for details not attended to in a timely manner. Things the manager should have been aware of. The embarrassment of meeting the people Matt had insulted, finding he had "neglected" to make arrangement for Molly and Jacob, not bothering to show up for the event he and Amy were signed up for, making his "grand entrance" late at the games!----There seems to be no end to his ego and complete disregard and disrespect for his family. How embarrassing for Amy. "Little" has nothing to do with his size, it's the size of his opinion of his family. I've never been so angry at anyone I don't even know or do know for that matter. Little, little man.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have always watched the show. I must say though that it is getting harder and harder to watch. We have never seen such ungrateful children in our lives. As for Zach shame on you for saying the things to and about your father. Grow up and realize that without your father you would be a nobody like the rest of the world. Try to be more repectful towards you father. Amy why don't you try to show Matt more respect and maybe your kids will follow the same path. Matt keep doing what you are doing and enjoy your life. You work very hard for what you have accomplished. Good for you Matt.

Anonymous said...

I used to love this show, but the more I watch of Matt these days the more disgusted I get. If he was as tall as his ego, he would be the worlds tallest man. He is a horrible husband and father. He is constantly letting his family down when it counts. And then going off to do all these idiotic projects, and doesn't care what his wife thinks at all. He is self-centered and just does whatever suits him with no regard to the affect on his family. Amy is an amazing mother, and she deserves so much better from her husband. If I were Matt's parents I would be ashamed of him.

Anonymous said...

I agree with several of the writers that were posted earlier. Amy should show more respect to Matt as the head of the house. Because of her condescending attitude toward him, they don't respect him either. This is absolutely wrong!!!! She is always disrespecting him in front of the kids. Very bad. Also, when he tries to discipline the children, she steps in and undermines him. This marriage, sad to say, is doomed unless Amy any Matt see a marriage counselor.

Anonymous said...

OK, here's the rub as we see it. We have been married 43 years, so we are somewhat qualified to make the folling observations. Matt is a control freak while Amy and others do all the work. We believe that he has a thing for his secretary Karen (Who the wife and I call Kate Gosselin) If you notice she is wearing much nice clothing than she did early in the show along with her designer sunglasses. She totally ignores Amy. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what is going on here. Matt wanted to be alone with friends in Hawaii. He always wants to catch up with the family "later" but then leaves the family early to return home. He has become a philanderer (sp). Amy should take him for the house and the kids, then like John Edwards he can go it alone with his secretary, and like Kate Gosselin, she can end up on Dancing With the Stars and get her 15 minutes of fame. We are retired military here and have names for people like him when we were in the service. Dump him now Amy, dust yourself off and go on. You are a survivor and Matt is nothing without you.

Anonymous said...

Zach and Amy need to grow up and give Matt some respect because he works real hard and all they do is put him down and treat him like crap..Shame on you two..shame!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's time to end the show. All that bickering between Matt and Amy is boring! I lost interest in the show when this started to happen between them. They need to go they're separate ways to be happy and also for the children's sake.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Matt is a totally selfish asshole! I cannot believe Amy hasn't divorced him yet. He's a terrible father and husband, what is he even there for??? To take on ridiculous projects and make more work for everyone else. Get rid of him Amy--and take everything you are entitled to!!!

Anonymous said...

Matt is a selfish jerk! I cannot believe that woman hasn't divorced him yet. Get rid of him Amy and take EVERYTHING you are entitled to.

Anonymous said...

I think Matt's assistant/secretary is trying to take over more than just soccer training camp.

Kapper said...

Say what you want to about Matt Roloff, and believe me, he pisses me off as well, BUT, he is STILL the father of these kids!! And Amy has NO right to trash him like she does to the kids! NONE! Yes, he might be a blowhard at times. Yes, he might be a control-freak at times. Yes, he might have OCD and take on way too much at times. But he's a good father! I don't see HIM trashing Amy to the kids like SHE does!! Quite frankly Amy Roloff makes me sick. The issues she has is between herself and her husband. She has no right to drag her children into it.

Anonymous said...

All families have problems as they grow up and apart. Matt can be a jerk, not going to the opening ceremonies in Ireland to be selfish, etc., HOWEVER he did provide a beautiful beautiful home for his wife and children and a good life. I believe this was all started even before the TV show. There has to be give and take and balance. I too, because of the signs on the show, thought they will divorce soon, but hopefully not. I think these people have really done a lot for the LPA. I myself have been hugely educated, being a normal size person. I thank them for the enlightenment.

Anonymous said...

I watched the show last night and feel Matt is a dictater...He does have physical problems but he does shout out the orders. Second he sticks his nose where it doesnt belong and I felt so bad for Amy last night running around with her head cut off because of Matt's lack of communication in what he did to the soccer team. He is selfich and uncaring towards Amy and if he feels Amy is stron enough woth the kids HE should do something about it instead of being abscent about it. According to him HE CAN DO ANYTHING well guide the kids in the right direction if you feel Amy is a slacker to them.And lastly Amy is not a happy women, or wife but she is really proud to be a Mother that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Amy and Zach really need to learn some respect they treat Matt like dirt and talk trash about him maybe he does what he does because of the way he's treated as they say paybacks are a bitch! AS for Amy taking Matt for everything she better reilize who made most of the money for all the spoiled brats atm cards for the twins hmmm I wonder who puts money in there accounts ohhh could it be the big bad daddy!

Anonymous said...

Matt is acting like a total control freak, even worse now than ever! My husband always said he didn't like the man, but now I can see it too, he really made himself look bad with the whole soccer/ireland DAAA thing!! He controls the whole farm, spends immense amounts of money on whats important to him(no one else really seems to care, although they are forced into participating) and then he has the nerve to then force himself/opinions into soccer... this was always Amy and Zachs thing. Matt never stops, just push push push, until she loses her job, Zach's ideas get pushed under *again*, its always Matts way or the Highway. And then to not even finish the job and take off to Switzerland with the eldest, not even supporting this family!?! The guy has just turned into the worst jerk ever~ Amy didn't even have the sleeping arrangement information or anything in a strange country!! She got left to do everything herself, he was just too chicken to follow it through, and face DAAA etc etc. Very very selfish man.
Matt Roloff is just a self centered spoiled brat who has turned into a selfish man. And what is with this ugly assistant of his?? The words that come out of her mouth later come out of his mouth,..she wears his jacket? she whispers in his ear, she was running that house like it was hers. I would have freaked if I were Amy! If nothing is going on there I'd be very surprised. Hopefully not for Amy's sake, although she might be better off on her own anyway. And we feel bad for the kids, namely Zach. He never seems to be able to voice his opinion, things are hard enough for him without his father never listening to him, how is he supposed to become more confident in life?? His ideas are always disregarded as stupid ideas. Amy is a good mom, the kids are great, she just has to put Matt in his place before it gets any worse!!
So well, that's our two cents worth anyway.

Tired of Matt Roloff said...

We are so happy to see other people on here venting about Matt. We watched last night (ireland fiasco) and were compelled to find an outlet online somewhere. That Matt is just unbelievable. He completely disrespects his family. His poor wife and especially the kids, they didn't pick their father, you would think he would be supportive, but he is very self-centered and can be mean. No wonder Zach has low confidence the way he is treated by that man. Amy needs to step up to the plate and make him see what he is doing to her and the kids self-esteem. If they are 'divorced' mentally already, perhaps he is dating that horrid assistant,separate vacations, etc, whatever the setup they have agreed to, Amy still doesn't need to take the mental abuse or feelings of guilt he puts on everyone! It's just wrong and it's painful and very upsetting to watch.

Anonymous said...

Wow, just reading some comments above and there seems to be a lot of old fashioned people here that are really out of touch with reality! Amy is 'nothing' without Matt? Matt has done so much? is such the good provider etc? Ha, what a joke! She was a teacher, she can takecare of herself and her kids! If he keeps being the idiot/jerk that he has been lately, she should kick him to the curb and find a REAL man that makes her laugh and feel like a girl again. And if the new man is good to her kids, actually SHOWS UP for things that are important to the kids? then BonuS for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Yeah - what was up with his assistant in the red dress wearing his jacket and whispering in his ear? That's just crap and totally disrespectful. Must be she's trying to get famous...

Anonymous said...

In the past several episodes, (Games in Ireland) Amy has not been wearing her wedding ring.

Anonymous said...

Amy, you would be a good catch for someone who would be more appreciative. I can't get over how many people side with Matt because of the money thing. It takes a lot more than money to be a good and faithful father and husband. Matt needs to see a shrink.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I have noticed that too. Matt always seems to have to leave early and not show up at all, like he's got better things to do than waste time with his family. These are signs of infidelity. People who cheat only think about themselves and their own happiness, and that is exactly the kind of man we see everyweek on their tv show. He is at "work" all the time with his female assistant, and this Monday's show showed him complaining about his wife to her like it's a regular thing he does. You never talk about your spouse with the opposite sex unless your trying to get them to feel sorry for you in order to get into some panties. It's obvious he does not care about his families feelings, he just blows it off when they hurt or miss him. Amy deserves better, and guessing she's just staying 'cause she's got kids in the house still. Anybody else see this too? Or anything different?

Anonymous said...

Don't everyone light me on fire but has anyone else ever wonder if Jeremy is gay on the down-low? Have I missed this conversation? Things that strike me are his gym-chiseled body, constant shirtlessness, the super-tight Christian-y circle of male friends, that one diva-esque girlfriend? The short shorts, tight pants, unnecessary hats? In London, playing soccer, how short were those shorts? For the record, I am gay. I know many gay guys who look and act the way I see he does on this show. This doesn't mean he's gay, of course. This is total speculation only from what I see on the show. And my final disclaimer, of course there would be absolutely nothing wrong if he were, so please don't say I am trying to slander him or some other nonsense. I think being gay is a good thing. I think being straight is a good thing. I just wondered if anyone else noticed what I noticed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you totally Tired of Matt Roloff. I just found this site too, after watching these last episodes. It is very hard to watch and I feel my blood pressure rising when I see the way he treats his family. He is a complete self centered, ego-maniac!

Anonymous said...

I also noticed jeremys tight pants and thought the same thing that he was gay nothing wrong with it just noticed it.

Anonymous said...

WOW...WE ARE AN OPINIONATED SOCIETY! IT REALLY IS SO SAD WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. I AM A PERSON WHO LIVES WITH CHRONIC PAIN EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE AND SOME DAYS DON'T EVEN WANT TO GET OUT OF BED. SO FOR YEARS MATT HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO ME TO KEEP GOING. WHEN YOU LOOK AT HIS LEGS HE HAS TO BE IN CONSTANT PAIN. BUT I ALSO HAVE NOTICED HOW MUCH IT IS ALL ABOUT HIM. I REALLY DO THINK AMY IS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS. WHICH IS GREAT BUT ALSO UNBALANCED.
WATCHING THE TRAIN WRECK OF JON AND KATE WAS SO PAINFUL! AS I BEGIN TO SEE THE RED FLAGS WITH THESE GUYS I AM HEARTBROKEN. INSTEAD OF US ALL BASHING THEM, WHICHEVER SIDE YOU ARE ON,WE SHOULD PRAY FOR THEM. WHAT WOULD ANY OF US BE LIKE UNDER THE CONSTANT SCRUTINY OF CAMERAS.YIKES!
I FOR ONE WOULD BE HORRIFIED I KNOW. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 28 YEARS AND AT TIMES FEEL LIKE MY HUSBAND AND I ARE TOTAL STRANGERS AND THE HOPE IS THAT WHEN THE KIDS ARE GONE WE WILL RECONNECT.
MY SON AND I LOVE THIS SHOW AND HAVE WATCHED IT SINCE DAY ONE. IT IS OUR LITTLE CONNECTION AS HE BECOMES A TEEN AND WANTS LESS AND LESS TO DO WITH OLD MOM.
I COULD GO ON FOREVER ON THIS SUBJECT BUT I WON'T. LET'S ALL JUST HOPE THEY MAKE IT! THAT THEY LEARN AND GROW. AND MAYBE WE LEARN A LITTLE TOO.

Anonymous said...

There are a-lot of things going on in the Roloff family that are disturbing. But the most disturbing is Matt's abscence from the family. It is really very sad. It seems as if Amy is just there for the kids. Once they are all grown she and Matt will have nothing in common. So why stay in a marriage that is so loveless.

Anonymous said...

I liked the show much better a few years ago than now. Too much discord between Matt and Amy. Amy seems swamped, and the kids are NOT helpful. Too much material stuff. And both Matt and Amy bad-mouth each other in front of the kids.

I hope they go off the air, get their family together; if not, I see this family going the way of Kate and Jon Gosselin. Unfortunate.

Anonymous said...

I used to watch this program in the beginning and then stopped. Just the other day, I turned it on to TLC and saw a tremendous house, discord amongst everyone, and traveling all over.

I also saw 5 medicine bottles in Matt's office and severe debilation in his hands and his body.
I feel Matt is having serious health problems and is keeping it to himself. Since he spent his childhood having surgeries, apparently he doesn't want that in his life again.

Matt, I feel, is living out his dream before he can't anymore. I feel he thinks he took care of Amy and his family and now wants to make himself happy until he can no longer do so.

I just hope they put away enough money aside. I read that Matt and Amy are Producers of the show although I don't know if they really are.

I have learned so much about "dwarfs" from this show. I didn't know there were so many different kinds and that two normal sized people can have a dwarf child or twins that are different. The only dwarfs I have ever seen were on the Wizard of Oz. For that,this show was a learning experience for me.

Except for Jacob, the children all have grown up.
That must be hard on Amy and Matt; The empty nest syndrome. I think they're great and have much respect for them. They must now focus on themselves as husband and wife. Perhaps a date night or travel with just one another and have a relative watch the kids; which is primarily Molly and Jacob.

Well, I wish them well in life, health and love.
P.S. Does anyone know what kind of dog they have?
It looks part mastiff.

Anonymous said...

The kids have never been disciplined. Amy told them not to wear their rollerblades in the house and they just kept on and she just turned away. Matt keeps building all these things on the farm and none of the kids cares. He wants to spend, spend spend. I too think that the money has gone to their heads and that maybe is why things have changed so much this year. Matt is very disrespectful of his family by not showing up for events or coming in late. I think that Amy and Matt should be mortified that this is being put out over the airwaves and everyone can see how badly they have handled their kids and the disipline. Or lack of. I think the show should end but I bet because of the money it will stay on the air and the family will continue to fall apart. So sorry for all of them as I believe the fame will be their downfall. I wonder if Amy and Matt ever really sit down and watch some of the last shows to see how bad things are between them. Don't they get it? What are we all seeing that they don't? Or is it simply that they don't care and if the show goes off so goes the money. SAD VERY SAD.

Anonymous said...

With all the money they make on the show why doesn't she hire someone to clean the house. With their busy schedule it only makes sense. I do believe the kids are disrespectful and that Amy needs to be a little stricter and establish some rules. That seems to be missing. They would maybe become more coheasive.

hazel said...

Anonymous, Amy won't hire a housekeeper because then she wouldn't be able to play the passive aggressive game she continues with Matt. She knows its his pet peeve and this is her weapon against him. Besides not enforcing any household chores with the kids, and undermining any of his efforts to do so, I wouldn't be surprised if she got a ton of glee from throwing stuff around just to piss him off. There is a marriage I am inspired by!

AussieMum said...

Geez, it sounds like Matt and Amy are already in splitsville but are doin' a Jon and Kate and 'pretending' to be together for the show.

I'm just waiting for the 'paps' to photograph Matt at some sleazy bar with his assistant. It's getting old TLC.

Anonymous said...

Being a little person, you can only do so much with your kids when raising them. Its not like they can grab them, pull them over their knee and spank them, give them a break !
Besides, we see spoiled kids every day we go to the mall, restaurants etc, there is nothing special going on in that house.
The issue is Matt. He is a spoiled adult, and therein lies the problem for everyone. His kids don't have the confidenced that they should because he makes them feel as if their opinions are wrong. He is only right. Oh poor me. It also looks like the marriage is over and they are just putting up with each other for the kids/show sake. I say Matt, stop blowing money on wasteful stuff, get your bills paid, then get a divorce if you are not in love anymore. Amy, stop putting up with Matt's crap and protect your children. He does not support anyone in that family, not even his children! oh, except maybe his assistant.

Anonymous said...

if amy hired a housekeeper she'd need a whole fleet of them!

Wilford Mceveey said...

I love watching those midgets, and the son with curly blonde hair who wears the women's jeans is always a hoot! the little fellow with ADD kinda gets on my nerves, but i can deal with it.

Anonymous said...

I think Amy and Zach are so rude, and she encourages him to be mean to his dad. She is not a very good mother because she wants to be there friend more than a mother. Very rude.

Anonymous said...

I would love to get stuck into tidying up the house, fly me over and I will have their house looking great!
Aussie neatfreak.

Anonymous said...

I think Matt is rude to his wife and children. These are supposedly people he loves, he surely doesn't act like it.
I think the love is gone, its now just a marriage of convenience for him. He never discusses things with Amy, he just does as he pleases with the family money, not what normal people call a 'marriage'.

Anonymous said...

lol at aussiemom! yes, no doubt there will be photos popping up of matt and the pushy/icky assistant in a strip club or something lol, too funny

oh well, then amy can be a cougar and go get some young man that treats her better :)

Anonymous said...

I havent't watched the show for a while now until today and I can see the difference. Amy did a show on her chartiy golf tournament. I saw the kids, but I didn't see Matt. I noticed Amy not wearing her wedding ring. The next show showed Matt and the kids building forts, but I didn't see Amy. I feel this show is going down the same road as Jon & Kate Plus 8. They have a lot to loose -- free vacations, the benefits and most of all the money. I enjoyed watching Matt and Amy, but not no more.

Anonymous said...

I love Amy I think she's a wonderful woman and a great inspiration. She must have the patience of a saint to put up with that arrogant, obnoxious, lazy husband of hers. He contributes nothing to the family and I hope she finds the strength to leave him.

Anonymous said...

What Amy needs is a good divorce attorney to remind Matt how much he is putting at risk if he continues on his well documented course of behavior. At best the carving up of his beloved farm, and because of the underage children probably the loss of the marital home at least until they reach the age of 18. I think Matt's love of money may bring him to his senses especially if his alternative is that assistant of his. Uck. As someone who has had a 34 year marriage and a 40 year career in law, sometime evaluation by a professional, treatment for depression, if necessary, and counseling beats a divorce for long term marriages that can be saved.

Anonymous said...

see what money can do.
bye bye matt and amy.will not watch any more 'true t.v.' by to john and kate or matt and amy.

Sandra said...

I have been watching the show for a long time. Matt feels he has very little time left and wants to make the most of it while here. Amys goals are to get out in the world and do new things she is going through an empty nest syndrome. Jeremy and Zack had better start taking charge of their lives, grow up a little. Jeremy is more non confrontational, Zack gets angry quicker expecially with Dad not so much Mom. We all have a parent we favored more because of our personalities.The older you get your personality comes out.It doesn't mean you love either one of them any less. I feel Amy shouldn't put Matt down in front of the kids. Do it in private. It keeps the division out of the family. My Mom and Dad may have been divided in their ideas but they kept us from knowing that. I really appreciated that growing up.

Dana said...

" Jeremy and Zack had better start taking charge of their lives, grow up a little. Jeremy is more non confrontational, Zack gets angry quicker expecially with Dad not so much Mom."

It's because Jeremy is more mature. A child reacts like Zach does.

Don't judge their decisions for their lives. They are doing what God wants them to do. They are getting an education, they are accumulating money for the future and they doing good work for LP Awareness and our society by being a good Christian family on television. Editors might try to spice it up to keep the "drama" but if you're smart you know that they are good Christians.

Rap541 said...

So god wants them to get paid to slam beers in Europe on camera? And check out the whores?

Anonymous said...

I love the Roloff family. Matt is a great man.

Anonymous said...

When does star the new episodes of Roloff Family. I would like to know about their future. I love that family. I am portuguese but I saw all episodes.

PFC said...

We have been watching the show since its beginnings, and I admire what the family as a whole has accomplished. I admire Matt for what he has overcome and what he has created. I admire Amy for her zeal.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Until you all have walked a mile in their shoes, don't you dare pass judgement on them. What makes anyone an expert on someone else's life? Shame on all of you!

Anonymous said...

I was very happy to see Matt's parents at Molly's birthday party. I just love them. They seem like REALLY good people. I think they backed away from the show because they did not like what was happening. I am just glad to see they seem to be fine. I think Matt and Amy could learn a lot about marriage from them.You can see they love and respect each other.

Anonymous said...

Too much product placement and vacations. I think they are running out of storylines.

Anonymous said...

Amy has encouraged and taught those four spoiled children to disrespect and disregard
their father from day one. Those children have been allowed to be lazy and rude with Amys
total approval every step of the way. When
Jacob broke over a hundred light bulbs just
for fun...he was not punished...he was rewarded with hugs and a trip to the zoo!
I'm sure Matt is no saint no one is..but when
he tried to be a good and loving example Amys
attitude was always to give the brats excuses
against dads need for them to have to be accountable. And the awful way Amy always treated Matts parents ...its no wonder they don't seem to come around much anymore. I hope she plans to keep finding excuses for those useless kids for the rest of their lives ...cause they sure learned nothing about responsibilty from old sour puss Mom... if I was Matt I wouldn't want to spend much time with that gang either....And whats her excuse for the nasty dirty house she doesn't seem to mind...I guess thats Matt fault too huh!

nancy said...

Those kids are getting a poor education from the private Christian school.I understand wanting to be friends w/ the kids but it is better to be a parent. Molly and Jacob might have a chance but Jeremy and Zach are the lost boys.
Matt has many talents but he is too scattered. I am thinking bipolar. he and Amy have wisdom to impart but have taken a wrong turn. I don't watch as much as previously. If Matt really wants to sell the farm that would be a blow.

Anonymous said...

The Roloff twins are going to end up being total failures when the family $$$ dries up. They haven't been taught to do anything for themselves. Amy and Matt are not doing those kids any favors and are both at fault for the family troubles. I hope Jacob and Molly see the light. I just can't believe these kids don't have any responsibilities at home.

Anonymous said...

I stopped watching when they started taking fancy trips. I was pretty shocked by how much the house has changed!( I looked in the other day about Molly's birthday). Matt is having a heyday with all the extra money. I really like Amy, Matt not so much: he is quite self-centred.

Anonymous said...

TLC MUST SOME HOW STAND FOR DIVORCE...I SEE THIS ONE COMING.
PLEASE, NO MORE FAMILY SHOWS....SAVE THE CHILDREN.

Anonymous said...

Amy is a little *itch w/ Matt most of the time. Matt is self centered most of the time. The twins are spoiled like crazy. And dont get me started on the the youngest!! A future BIG problem kid if they dont straighten him out now.The only ones without a huge problem is Molly and the aging dog Rocky. Why doesnt anyone pay attention to him??

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Anonymous said...

I love watching the show. I am a fan for the whole family.. I love all of them.Bernice H.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the show..religously watch every week and regardless of how I feel about the differences between Matt and Amy. They are a family and have provided so much insight into dwarfism that is invaluable. The more our children are taught about differences of others the better off our community, Right? I just watched the season finale and will pray for the family..

Anonymous said...

Ending the season as you did last night was horrible. Although reality shows are not true reality, it is classified as "reality" and not the end of a scripted show season. The only clue to knowing that he will be alright is that no one seemed that upset and no one called 911!

•·Pauline Barclay·• said...

Well we all have our moment and space in life. Hey 22 yrs is a long time to give up on each other, but Matt does get kind of out of hands with his money spending while Amy is very worry over the money spending (I don't blame her). I just got done watching the last show as: Matt falled to the floor in his office (got me worry of what happen to him) but is he ok? Hope family all doing well... I watch their show all the time no miss :>) I wish I had a way to see their pumpkin season next year or maybe this year but with me in power wheel chair I have no way out there or money to go on a trip to see it all but it sound like funs! Well the two oldest boys need to get their head straight about college plus keep their room clean, Molly she the smartest child (I can see her going to college) & Jacob he does ok off/on. But all the kids should help out around the house cleaning, it seem that Amy does it all.... PLUS that poor old dog NEED some attention ((come on you guy give that dog some love & attention)) Anyway wish the family many good luck in future... Hugs Pauline

Anonymous said...

I loved the show until it ended the way it did last night. It is awful to leave people hanging when you are inviting viewers into your home and then just drop the ball. I will assume he is fine since no one seemed that upset to call 911. Maybe it happens all the time he falls and this is how their family handles it but I have never seen it and it was very upsetting.

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY agree with "Anonymous!" How they ended the last show of the season was very disturbing. And yes..no one seemed to call 911. Having seen my father suffer from two strokes...and unfortunately passing away from a massive one 8 years ago..all I kept thinking was that Matt had suffered a stroke as well. And most of the time you cannot tell until after the stroke. My father was unconscious but breathing when I found him...I just hope & pray that Matt is ok.

Cindy said...

Matt seems eager to start things, i.e. "The Statesmen" and "pumpkin selling season", then he expects other people (usually his family and mainly Amy) to support him and even take over for him while he goes off on trips and "business" meetings. Also, Matt has taken Jeremy on trips to the exclusion of the rest of the family. Is Matt really a selfish, ego-centric, or is that a part of "the plot" to create interest? Also, it appears that Matt favors Jeremy over the rest of his children, especially since Jeremy has gotten older. So, is it just me or has anyone else seen a change in Matt's rationalization, so he can go on little excursion? Also, I just wanted to say that the episode where the "Statesmen" practice and meet their team sponsors, Amy showed a lot of patience in allowing Caryn to just take over her home. It may have been edited that way for interest, but I felt very angry and sorry for Amy. Amy seems more grounded than Matt. Cindy in Paulden, Arizona

Anonymous said...

the end of this season left me very upset. the family did'nt appear too concerned, but we all know he has had health issues.
they are a laid back family, matt needs to slow down. the others don't share his enthusiasim.
the need to grow up. jeremy is good with mechanics, zack is all about soccer, zack would be a good teacher/coach.(it's a good thing he does'nt live in michigan)
amy has had to deal with alot, housekeeping is not top priority to her, they all need to pitch in with housework.
i still love the show. i hope it doesn't end up like jon and kate + eight. i loved that show too.
i cried when matt's partner mike died, i pray that won't happen with matt too.

Anonymous said...

I feel Matt is in lots of pain whereas Amy has a different type of dwarfism. I also feel Matt wants to do everything he can NOW while he still has some control over his body.

I also feel Jeremy can help Matt physically, and that's why it seems as if he favors him.

What I don't understand is Matt and Amy seem quite intelligent, but Zach and Jeremy have no interest in the outside world yet don't like to work the farm. I agree that Zach would make a great soccer coach...and Jeremy.

Perhaps they should make a camp on their property? Or strictly a soccer camp with lots of fun!

I think they should do this. I feel the entire family would enjoy this.

After Mike passed, I saw a change in the family.
Did anyone else notice this?

•·Pauline Barclay·• said...

After Mike passed, I saw a change in the family.
Did anyone else notice this?

YES, I did saw change in the family alot....since Mike passed away.

Hugs Pauline Nampa, Idaho

Roberta Twain Harte Ca said...

It's a sad day to watch a family stand there and do nothing when their father collapses to the floor, but hear one son say get him some water. It is so easy to take Matt for granite since he is very forceful in his own way. Watch and see what happens when some of the un-greats have to get off there backsides and do something for themselfs and perhaps clean up that wonderful house.

Anonymous said...

Matt is the famlily's rock... that is why they take him for granite. ;)

Anonymous said...

Matt is the MOST annoying person. I don't know how anybody stands him. He is self centered and ridiculous in his behaviour. He truly needs a lesson in prioritizing his life. If i had made the unfortunate choice of marrying him, I would have divorced him long ago!!!!! Stupid way to end this season. I will no longer watch or contribute to this family making a ton of money.

Anon11 said...

glad to see from all the comments made-jealousy and BS is alive and well-and that they have lives so perfect they can find fault with others

Anonymous said...

Wow, it must be great to be able to judge the why's and wherefore's of someone elses' life by watching a highly edited and no doubt hammed-up version of it one hour a week. C'mon folks - if the Rolof's were an average family with no problems, would you be bothered to watch? AVERAGE doesn't entertain - we started watching them because they were unusual and keep watching them because they're dysfunctional (or pretending to be).

Only the members of this fascinating family are in a position to know what their dynamic really is - and what is worth it or not to them. Funny that passive observeres would feel entitled to an opinion regarding how these folks should run their lives, let alone opinions as authoratative as the ones I've been amused to read so far.

Enjoy your voyeuristic peek at the train wreck that public scrutiny creates in private lives, but for integrity's sake get off your collective high horses and stop pretending that you're not major contributors to the crash. As for pretending for an instant that you have the solution to the problems of a family you've never even met and have only the most distorted picture of ... well, how's YOUR life going? Got all the answers to that yet?

Rap541 said...

"Funny that passive observeres would feel entitled to an opinion regarding how these folks should run their lives, let alone opinions as authoratative as the ones I've been amused to read so far. "

Yes, heaven forbid that the audience take Matt "this show is an honest and real depiction of our lives" Roloff at his word!

How dare anyone NOT believe Matt "Who is Christian and Only Speaks Truth SO SHUT UP HATERS" Roloff?

"Enjoy your voyeuristic peek at the train wreck that public scrutiny creates in private lives, but for integrity's sake get off your collective high horses and stop pretending that you're not major contributors to the crash."

Sorry,but see, Matt and Amy insist that they renew their contract every year. So if their lives are a train wreck due to the show, that makes Matt and Amy Roloff the *major contributors* to their crash.

Or are you suggesting TLC owns them and despite their constant statements, Matt and Amy are slaves and have no control at all here?

I'm always amazed and amused when the "Duh, it's all fake" arguement is used without acknowledging for it to be true then Matt and Amy Roloff are constantly lying *for money*.

Anonymous said...

Dear Rap541,

Of course the Roloff family are willing participants in the train wreck of their lives, and are no doubt handsomely compensated for their troubles. This goes without saying (I forgot I was talking to the North American viewing public and am therefore obliged to overstate the obvious).

However, while a suicide may climb out onto a window ledge of their own volition, the expectant crowd below chanting "jump, jump" is also a large contributor to the situation. If there were no audience interest, there would be no annual contract to renew and the Roloffs would work out their problems (or not) in privacy, likely with much more dignity than currently displayed.

I did not say or imply that the Roloff's were lying, or that what is displayed on the show is "all fake". I guarantee you however that hundreds of hours of taping go into every hour of a "reality" broadcast, all tightly edited to provide the most dramatic (and likely skewed) portrayal of the lives under scrutiny. For example, in the first UK season of "Big Brother" 2,000 to 3,000 hours of taping went into every hour which was broadcast. Unadulterated reality? Even you cannot be that niave!

In addition, EVERYONE modifies their behaviour depending on who's watching (I'm certain that you act very differently with a close chum than you do in front of your employer or Great-Aunt Sarah). The Roloffs are no different and are acting out their family drama in front of the lowest common denominator, the North American TV viewing public. Their behaviour reflects that sad fact. On any given day they recieve far more attention for dysfunctional and contentious behaviour than they would for being conventional, classy and dull.

The show has strayed a long way from its original intentions, those of showing extraordinary people coping with ordinary problems and of educating viewers about the challenges of being a little person. It has instead morphed into a new type of circus side-show, which has been the fate of little people for centuries whether willing victims or not. The avid watchers perpetuate the freak show, and pretending otherwise is pure hypocracy.

Peg said...

I'm happy for the Roloffs! Glad they are making money to live a nice life - and to give the world a little bit of fun and knowledge at the same time. They work hard... they earn their money... some folks have office jobs, some blue-collar jobs, some are athletes, singers, actors, commedians, and some have reality shows. Yesterday it was the Cleavers, today it's realities. Go Roloffs as long as you can - I hope it is until you are old and gray! I wish the same for Jon & Kate.

These families did not have an easier time making a living for their kids than you! They're doing what they are good at and what is making them the most money they can get. Just like a lawyer or a producer or "Hollywood" person or Football star. Get serious folks, Just enjoy and wish them well.

Anonymous said...

Totally AMAZING & SHAME ON the people who have the NERVE to go on about 'what Matt has GIVEN Amy' during the course of their marriage, & that IF they should divorce she walks w/nothing after over 20 years of marriage. She's supposed to pitch a tent??

Marriage & the monetary assets are JOINT PROPERTY. What I'm seeing (& almost as shocked) is my own personal experience & view on what's going on here. Matt's an alcoholic. His behavior exhibits the worst traits of one just as the 'lack of respect' those above ranted about the children & Amy 'not having' just SCREAMS at me.

Yes, this IS from experience, of 20 years of marriage TO an alcoholic. Not ONE mention that he's had TWO OUI's. Yes I know he wasn't convicted on the 2nd one. What's that saying, for every rat you see?? It's the same with OUI(DUI to other States). The micromanaging, critical treatment, absenteeism (within the marriage & from his children) etc, are all indicative of long term alcoholism.

Why all the bashing of Amy as a 'lousy housekeeper'. HOW many people live in that house??? That woman is AMAZING for raising 4 children, working, growing & TRYING to make this world a little bit better OUTSIDE of her own 'little world.' Kinda shocked at you 'holy rollers' who condemned her so roundly. Not surprised tho, you are the biggest hypocrites out there.

SO WHAT if the house isn't spic & span, is it going to matter in the big scheme of things?? My ex DEMANDED a spotless house, constantly changed 'the rules' (anyone who knows Al-Anon & Alcoholics Anonymous can spot what's going on in that household. No matter WHAT she did or does, it will always be SOMETHING 'she' did or didn't do, or could have done better. In Matt's eyes, as well as the REST of you who don't have a grip or clue.

Yes Matt is to be commended for all that he has overcome in life. He didn't suddenly wake up with these kids alone tho. It takes TWO to tango & Matt's greatest accomplishment seems to be starting things & running. (ie running off with that dictator 'assistant', 'rolling eyes' at her too.

Neither that assistant nor Matt seem to clue Amy in on ANYTHING they've concocted, yet have no problem taking over anything that she's historically done.

As for the kids, sad but true. Despite what I feel was a good effort by the parents (yes both, tho Amy definatly appears to be the one who's been their rock) the older boys DO appear clueless. Sadly I have to agree Jacob seems to have the worst of both of the brothers worst traits. (The younger ones have great examples to watch & learn from, in ALL families).

Honestly tho, Molly IS a girl & at that age girls usually ARE far more mature than boys. She's not a saint tho, quite contrary to every comment that was made about the children. (By the way, Matt's made more than his fair share of comments & put downs about Amy to the children, WHAT marriage or parent is PERFECT please???)

Truly I wish them all the best, even Matt. However, Amy has a VERY special place in my heart & prayers.

Blessings ~

Anonymous said...

Could the reason be for Matt not discussing projects with Amy is because Amy is unsupportive, always undermines him and is always in opposition? Even when Matt mentioned that he's feeling tired already, she callously snaps "So should we sell the farm?" without a hint of concern for his condition. Could have Amy gotten this attitude from her father who made criticisms as he surveyed the structures built around the farm? There was a seemingly haughty attitude there - if Amy's father was also a dwarf, could he have accomplished as much as Matt had?

Matt has so much physical limitations being a dwarf, in crutches, in physical pains and has a vulnerability towards more surgeries and ailments. Yet he transformed a rundown shanty into a spacious, comfortable home. He turned the farm into an enjoyable, productive and profitable place with a swimming pool, indian teepee, a little castle, a cowboy village, a hanging-gliding structure, bridge, veggie garden, berry shrubs, store, pumpkin patches and farm rides for halloween, etc. He operates a multi-tasking business that also helps out the "usually forgotten" dwarf communities to promote conveniences for dwarfs in public places, and he participates in dwarf conventions. He has a heart for dwarfs who have the same diseases and disabilities as he has, even traveling to as far as war-torn Iraq.

Yet when he gives out useful, encouraging pointers to his kids, Amy butts in saying, "They're just kids" (already in teens, but still kids?). Then she wondered why Zach almost didn't graduate from high school because of bad grades! Does she have a competitive attitude towards Matt that she doesn't mind when the kids disrespect their dad?

She didn't seem pleased when Matt had a kiosk built in the farm for her to enjoy the landscape and the sunset. Nor did she recognize his good intentions when he had the kitchen redone into a workable height for her. I hope Amy realizes her misdemeanors before it's too late; otherwise she will regret that she had missed doing the right thing for the marriage when she could, for regret always comes too late. If she's really as smart as she is portrayed to be, there is a possibility that her eyes would open before it's too late.

I give credit where credit is due, so I give credit to her for being a good mom. But isn't every mother in the whole wide world always a good, loving mother (except for the very few cruel and deranged ones). I hope she realizes that whatever Matt's flaws are, are not big and horrible enough to destroy a good life, a good family, a good marriage, and even a well-liked TV show.

Anonymous said...

I like watching Little People Big World myself. Before I started watching I did not know a lot about Little People.The show has shown me that they are just like the rest of us. They have their ups and downs just like the rest of the world. I hope Matt and Amy stay married and if I had a show and they paid me to do show, heck yes, I'd do what I had to do to keep the money rolling in. I also hope Matt and Amy can stay married and that their children show the rest of the world. People can be so cruel, big or little. My husband has Parkinson's and we would love to visit the farm but right not we can not. Hope the show stays on and on. Best of luck..

Anonymous said...

WELL ITS MY TURN. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 53 YEARS. HAVE 4 CHILDREN. IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY RAISING ALL 4. WE ARE NOT ROLLING IN MONEY BUT THEY ALL HAVE HAD FOOD , CLOTHING A GOOD EDUCATION. PLEASE BELEIVE ME AMY AND MATT ARE DOING JUST FINE. I KNOW MATT HAS HIS WAYS BUT DON'T WE ALL. I AM GLAD THEY WERE NOT RAISED WITH A FATHER LIKE I HAD. HOW LUCKY THEY ARE. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HAD A FATHER AND MOTHER LIKE MATT AND AMY. I AM READY FOR THEIR SHOW TO COME BACK ON. PLEASE HURRY. GOD BLESS ALLL YOUR FAMILY. SEE YOU ON TLC SOOOOOON......SIB

Anonymous said...

I have watched Matt and Amy for a long time. My husband and I would have been married 53 years this past April. We had just celebrated our 40th when I lost him 10 days later. Yes we had our ups and downs, just like Matt and Amy, but what married couple doesn't, when they are trying to raise a family plus holding down jobs. I would love to have a chance to relive the years I had with my husband, yes even the tough ones, because life isn't a "bed of roses", and never will be. So Matt and Amy, hang in there and enjoy what life you have left together. I love your show and will watch every episode I can.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe how many people on this site on Amy's side. Matt may be loud sometimes, but that is because no one in that house listens to him. Don't you all remember Season 2, he started to build a Men's Crisis Center, so he could have a place to not be criticized. Amy is an extremely negative individual and is completely jealous of Matt. That is why the house is so junky. It is a sign of disrespect for the things Matt has built. I am not saying Matt is the greatest, but neither is Amy. Amy needs counseling to figure out why she feels so inferior to Matt and Matt needs counseling to figure out why he must always be in control. When they both work out there own individual issues, then and only then, will they be able to work out the problems in their marriage.

Anonymous said...

I watch this show early in the morning with my coffee and toast and lately I notice Amy and Matt both NEVER show any affection to each other for being a married couple who seem to have everything that they and their children want. I do see that Matt tries to be affectionate, but Amy seems to be very uninterested in her own husband, no matter how long they have been married, it just seems she can't even stand him, period. The kids seem to be neat children, At times, except for the lack of respecting their parents many times and how they speak to them. Amy seems to just let it go and not enforce anything, while Matt seems he would like to punish, but does not want to cause trouble with Amy, whom I am beginning to believe is letting this kind of "fame" if that's watch you call it, to her head. She seems to favor the boys very much over Molly, who usually is a precious child. Zach on the other hand has turned into a brat and puts on this show that he doesn't have many friends and wants people to feel sorry for him; which I think is Amy's fault for sheltering the boy too much. I am a mother of three daughters and give them all the same love and do not have a "favorite" child, they each get their share of attention with one on one days with mom or we do everything together. I guess I have just been surprised lately at Amy's lack of affection to her husband in the way she acts towards him. And I've seen in previous comments above that Amy IS most definitely a very negative person, who just seems unhappy with everything. I mean look at the place they live in, why would you want to be anywhere else when Matt has put in a pool and basketball court, they have plenty of room for the boys to play soccer; and he seems to really work his butt of despite his health problems.Amy should be happy and satisfied that she has what she does, a family and a husband who cares, but she tries to just act so stoic and I think by all means that it an "act" for the camera's sake. Everything seems like a huge drama for her, EVERYTHING and she never seems satisfied with anything at all. I personally feel that once all the kids are out of the house, they will end up divorced. Both of the parents need to get together and agree on punishments instead of Matt trying to punish and Amy coming up with some excuse that they are just children and going against him all the time. I firmly believe that parents need to agree with each other on how to discipline or the kids turn into brats like I have seen more and more and more lately. They know how to play their parents, because neither one of them agree on punishment and keeping their word. It's just sad that a family like this have to act the way that they do and then claim how Christian they are. I don't see that they really reflect a Christian family whatsoever. In fact, the only time you see the whole family sit and have a meal together is when they go out to dinner and are forced to eat at the table. The dinner table at the end of the day is a wonderful way for families to talk about their days and feelings with one another. They let the kids each on the couch or at their computers while Matt sits at the island on his computer and Amy well, I never see her eat, just cook the food. I feel sorry for this family, for what they are going to go through; and knowing that it is their own faults for letting their family fall apart in front of their own faces.

Anonymous said...

Amy, I have an 18 year old who is not using his potential for the college scene. What can I do, you seem to have it together about this situation. pls help

Brandon said...

Anon@10:53...I think Amy's advice would be to get him a fake reality show so he can coast of that and still be a slacker as he approaches 21, with no real job, loads of playtime and you'll still do everything for him.

On second though, Amy might not be the person to ask for advice... :)

Joan Shurin said...

I think Amy and Matt are a nice couple.They have 4 nice children.Sure Matt is a dreamer but he has a pretty nice farm.He and Amy have done their best to provide for their family.I sure woild hate to see them break up.

Diane said...

I've enjoyed the show though I often am amazed at how spoiled the children are. Amy is not very orderly and while I recognize that she is truly involved in her childrens lives, I think she might do them a favor in meting out discipline as needed.

The older boys seem to have little motivation to do anything; Jacob seems very introverted. Molly on the other hand seems sweet and also motivated.

I started out liking Matt, but I see him differently now days. He really does seem to be egotistical. Amy is the more mature of the two, but she could instill a bit more order in her home.

Laura said...

I love this show never missed one hate to see it end.

Janet said...

I occasionally watch the show. I like the Roloffs. I feel that my family can really relate to them.

My dad is a business man... and boy is he a business man. After an accident he suffered in 2007 he was in bed for countless months, in and out of the hospital. Now he does not walk the same as the used to. Nothing and I mean nothing, has ever stopped him from getting work out of his way, just to wake up the next morning to even more work (up and down all day). He's worked out the hospital through phone calls etc.

My mother, she's a Woman ..one of the not to many Women I know who "Stand by Their Man." She has done infinite amount of things, going out of her way to make sure the family is doing well. I read a comment, somewhere up there stating something about the kids showing no discipline ...how one of them ran up the phone bill and another getting bad grades. People!! it might be TV.. but it is also a reality shoooow. ...I myself ran up my bill more than once when my parents paid my cell but I learned from it and discontinued. About the ones stating Amy is rudely indifferent to Matt.. in my opinion: so not true! Amy you rock!! and hold sincere respect for you :) (if you're even reading this lol).

Out of the four kids I feel I can relate the most to Zach. Each time I see a close up of his expressions, I get "transported" to an occasion I felt just that way. No, people! I am not also a "dwarf" neither is anyone in my family. I am human, just you and them.

For people having all of those negative statements about the Roloffs, of course we are all free to speak our mind.. but I state one last thing: it is only if you all were in their shoes that you would understand.

Anonymous said...

I truely love this show, I am however very concerned for Amy. She has been the type of mom that is there for her children. I think that Matt should have a maid for Amy, she is a very busy lady and deserves at least a maid,look at the way Matt spends money. Hello Matt, give her a full time live in maid. The children are great, they all pitch in and get it done, except where Amy is concerned. Hence the cleaning of their rooms, doing their own laundry and putting it away.Why do we never see Molly's and Jacob's rooms.......I bet they are clean and off limits to any family member.

Candice said...

i've been watching the show for most of the seasons and i believe there are always changes and adjustments in a marriage. before the show i bet they were just a regular family working on their farm but now being on the spotlight it's being a huge change their lives are not private anymore and probably the problems they used to have (that we never saw before) and than any marriage has seem bigger in front of the cameras because people speculate a lot.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous...are you watching the same show I am watching? Matt has tried several times to hire people to help organize and clean for her, and she gets angry...she doesn't want anybody in that house to see what a pig pen is it. And as far as the kids pitching in......never. Those kids on;y help out when they are paid. I have never seen such spoiled intitled lazy kid in my life. That room they live in is disgusting...and I have seen on the show there dad ask them over and over to clean or help out and they flat ignore him. I have seen shows where them and there friendsgo through the house like its a frat party, breaking stuff, making a mess with no concern for anything at al...its ok dad will fix it or buy new. The only kid that shows any signs of responsibility, or value for anything she has is the daughter. And when Matt trys to displine them, amy comes to there defense andsculates him. Don't get e wrong he constantly makes things hard on her by starting crap and expexting her to finish....but those kids are awful.

slimgoody said...

i was an avid fan of this show..i couldnt wait to watch every week..they were a very inspiring close knit family..and the kids had the upmost respect...so i thought...until i found out that jeremy was a racist..it was hard for me to swollow..so now i dont watch at all..smh..

Anonymous said...

Wow, so many of you are SOOOOOO critical of the kids. I guess you all have forgotten when you were children, and were SUCH perfect little children. They are kids. If they don't clean, it is because their parents dont push them enough. Yes, both matt and amy have a LOT of stuff on their plate, and many distractions, but if they don't keep their rooms clean, it is because their parents do not push them enough. teenage/20's kids do NOT clean on their own, and mostly do not listen to their parents AT ALL!!!

chocolates said...

For years and years all I say to them is buy some clothes hangers and hang clothes up in closets. Clothes on the floor is not acceptable and should be banned in every family. Hangers, hangers, hangers, please.

Anonymous said...

Matt is a jerk, I sure hope Amy does leave him, all the yrs I have watched it has all been about Matt, Amy is a good Mom and does things with the kids while Matt always has excuses not to go on trips or go late leave early, and made plans when he knew Amy had speach engagements, it's all about Matt, with the kids growing up and moving out Amy has nothing there, you go girl leave the AH

Donna said...

I just adore the family for many years,but it's true that Matt is very stressed out,and makes many decisions on his own.he needs to include Amy in everything because she is his best friend. as for the kids?they are growing up and soon the parents will be on their own.the farm is too large to handle on their own,and the boys really need to get a real education,and job,because they will have their own families to support oneday!and Molly ? well, she can get an education all her own too!

ken said...

the kids are a bunch of lazy brats,so go ahead a surport the lazy bunch of over paid little people;this world is so wraped up in the lpbw show it is so sad that the treat the parents so bad ,,the kids need a real life ,,,,so, hell keep paying them a million a year what a waist of money,heck go to the zoo and look at the monkeys,it would be the same as watching the roloffs gang.....

Anonymous said...

Amy is very rude to her husband ,I don't see any love in those two.the kids brats and lazies ,they think they are Celebrities now ha! they are rich now ,I saw the first shows and now it is getting booooring ...she is getting fed up with him and he too,it is time for this show ending.....it is all about business not relationship there ,finish before is too late people !money is no important ,family values is! and I don't see any happiness in that family how sad.He is not in good health and he is very greedy ,she wants money and fame ,they are not a good example for those kids .

Anonymous said...

When this show started, Matt obviously adored Amy and wanted to do everything he could to build an incredible life and home for her and their children. After the past few years of her constantly putting him down and ridiculing him, even in front of the children, who can blame him for withdrawing and doing things on his own? He has been made to feel as if he is there only to provide things, and in all other aspects he is expendable. I, and most women I know, would give anything to have a man who wanted to make such a phenomenal childhood for his kids and gorgeous home for the whole family. Amy and the children are lazy and ungrateful, and that beautiful home is an absolute disgrace - in spite of Matt repeatedly asking them to pick up and trying to hire help, which Amy refuses. Molly, who is very sweet, smart, and mature, is the only decent kid in the bunch, the boys are all spoiled and very undisciplined. I have enjoyed the show and will miss it, but I hope the end means a new life for Matt!

Anonymous said...

With all the money that is coming in, you'd think they'd spring for a cleaning lady.
That beautiful house is disgusting.

Carol100 said...

I enjoyed the show in the begining but as the seasons went on it seems the only thing that matters is money.

Matt is self centered and respects none of his family. A grown man going on vacation alone something's up. He never seems to be there for his family.

I think money ruined this family. I hope they can work out their problems out of the glare of the press.

It is time to end the show, how many vacations can one person stand to watch. Best wishes to the Roloff family.

Mindy said...

Amy and Matt,

It's not easy in any relationship. Your children are growing up and many challanges come with that. The boys are in their own world they do what they want. The only thing they have ever had to work on were grades so that they would graduate.

Zack is just as willed as Amy and Jer just like Matt.

Yes Matt has dreams but Amy knew this in the beginning. Why else would he buy her an old house with dreams to one day build her a dream. The farm has a lot of potential. The little villages is awesome. Molly is lucky she has her own castle who would amagine. I have twin daughters that are 12 and would love to just have a play house. They would be in it all the time.

Jake is the biggest problem. He starts fights and hitting and gets away with it. Amy and Matt you are doing what you think is right.

Amy you are a teacher use your knowledge from that with your children. Molly will be leaving hopefull to a nice college one day and with Jer and Zack leaving one day all you will have is Jake. Who then will he beat up and get a thrill.

I agree Jake gets away with murder. The cell phone would have disappeared for a month until he learned his lesson. When he took Molly's I would have taken him to the bathroom handed him cleaning supplies and said clean and if that didn't work personal items of his that he like would have been locked up until he showed the respect that both parents and Molly deserved.

Roloffs I see that the final season is upon us I hope you do come back you just like many others are a part of many other families and we would love to see the children and they move into their own environments and how they work with others besides their parents.

Good luck and God Bless You. Thanks for everything you have given your viewers.

Mindy from Ravenswood West Virginia

Anonymous said...

Its PATHETIC that everyone decides to blast the Roloff family with ignorant remarks.. What jealousy can do!!! Matt and Amy are wonderful people, and are living the type of life everyone wishes to have.. Good for them!! God bless the Roloffs, and much luck for a great life after the show ends.. No.1 fan.. Edge...Roanoke,Va

Anonymous said...

i like the show.please do not get divorced get counseling.

Anonymous said...

matt and amy are foing their best.

ms sandy said...

I watched the show for a long time but as the kids got older and got away with sassing and being disrespectful I quit watching. I see enough of the teenage rebellion on the streets why watch it on tv

Daddy's Girl said...

I have always thought Matt Roloff is a bully. He makes decisions on his own, and treats his wife like an inferior person. I have always wondered why she has stayed in the marriage so long; maybe it was for the children. She can make it on her own and she doesn't seem to need the fancy things to make her happy, like Matt does. The only people I liked on this show were Amy and Zach. I think they've had their fifteen minutes.

bj said...

I watch the show religiously and enjoy it so much. I am inspired by their enthusiasm for life with the challenges they have faced. With all the comments, negative and positive, I can only express everything positive. Life is so short and I say live it to the fullest. The Roloffs have and I am extremely inspired with their successes. I wish them the best for the future. My request:
"Please consider renewing the show and sharing yours lives with us in the future". I will miss seeing each and every one in the family grow and change. I have learned so much from watching them and have become more tolerant with all walks of life. If the show does actually end, I cannot express the sadness I feel. I will miss all of you so very much.

Scarlett said...

I, like many others, think Matt is a selfish asshole. He takes his wife for granted, spends ridiculous amounts of money on his silly farm fairytale "projects" without even discussing it with Amy & he has/is so often absent from or late to events &/or trips that are important to Amy & the children. I could go on & on but most of it has already been said. I think Matt could definately use some therapy & maybe marriage counseling for both Matt & Amy might be helpful. I've been married for 23 years & have one son who is a sophmore (away) at college. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to have a film crew following us around 24/7! I would've probably "lost it" the first season LOL. It's real easy for all of us to sit here & be 'Monday morning quarterbacks' (isn't that how that saying goes?), but it must be really hard to live with every single decision you make analyzed by millions of viewers. Think about ever single thing you've said to your husband/wife & kids this week. Imagine if it was open for the whole world to criticize? I know I'm NOT perfect - are you?
P.S. I still think Matt is a selfish jerk LOL

Janoz said...

Amy shows Matt absolutely no respect and seems to encourage her children to act likewise. Like all of us Matt can be irritating at times but Amy's expressions during some of their conversations are downright disgusting and she appears to disagree with anything he suggests. No wonder Matt doesn't stay for the whole time of their holidays, she exudes negativity towards him continuously which would not be conducive to a relaxing time for him.

LPBW Long Time Viewer said...

Having watched the series since the beginning, I too have witnessed the changes and challenges the Roloff family has experienced and have become increasingly aware how TLC has produced/edit the show. Over the years, the family’s comfort level has naturally increased where they are more open with their emotions while on camera to the point where they wear their emotions on their sleeves and sometimes lose their ability to self-edit.

It would be easy to say that Mat is egocentric and self-centered while passive/aggressive Amy is raising lazy, disrespectful children but I think that each family member is more complex than these simple labels and it is because of this that so many viewers have strong opinions about the Roloff family and continue to watch.

My opinion is that the Mat and Amy storyline is emphasized this season because the kids are growing up and are creating and experiencing their own lives, which decreases the amount of camera time. I know that the number of viewers would substantially decrease if Mat and Amy were all “lovey-dovey” and always got along. With successful editing by TLC, viewers are able at some level to relate and/or despise the Roloffs and continue to watch. Now have Mat build some other crazy building on the farm and lets see how long it takes Amy to bitch about finances!

David said...

I disagree. I think it's a myth and a grave miscalculation by the producers and executives that eventually did the show in. Well, that and the Roloffs unwillingless to expose their real lives.

The ratings started to tank when it was all about Matt and Amy pretending like they were headed for divorce, while Matt was happily posting on the internet that they were happy couple and it was all editing to make the viewers look like suckers.

It's easy to follow the story line cheat sheet and do the same contrived plots over and over again. Some bogus project. Matt pretends to fear what Amy will say. Amy pretends to be upset and worries about money.

That's the easy way to go instead of focusing on their real lives and real issues.

Ann Smith said...

I'm with most of you. There are definitely problems in their marriage. I watched Amy absent-mindely give Matt a little hug before she left for Haiti. It was a token hug. Not real. Can't blame the kids too much since that is how they were brought up. Matt and Amy should be working together as a team and tell the kids to clean up after themselves. The kitchen is always a mess. Why???? They were never taught from early on. Way before the program came on the air. I hope they can work it out. Can't blame Jeremy for living the good life. What 20 year old wouldn't? I think that Jacob is very spoiled. They still have a chance with him. Molly is a sweetheart. She loves her Dad and her Mom. The twins....Zach has no respect for his dad at all. I'm glad to see that Jeremy has taken an interest in photography.

me said...

Another family in ruins due to money. To much to soon for the kids. Aren't any of them ever going to get a job? No paper routes, no Mac Donalds, stores, what the heck it must be nice to get everything you want and not have to work for it. No wonder they don't take care of their belongings they never had to buy things with money they earned.

Savannah Hippie said...

Wow! So Amy not the greatest house keeper; If you have a problem with...*Hint* don't watch the show. The Roloff's are so freaking amazing you don't even understand. And let's all worry bout our own lives and not worry about their marriage. God has a plan for them and they'll find a solution for their problems, so Chill! P.S. I'm meet the Roloffs one day, and I can't wait. If not on earth than HOPEFULLY in Heaven! **!!Amen!!** Blessings♥

JEANIE said...

I LOVE THIS SHOW AND HAVE WATCHED IT FROM THE BEGINNING - AMY AND MATT NEED TO GET BACK TO HAVING TIME TOGETHER - JUST THE TWO OF THEM AND "TALK" - REMEMBER, THEY STILL HAVE MOLLY AND JACOB AT HOME TO FINISH RAISING - MOLLY IS A SWEET AND SMART GIRL - ALL THE BEST TO HER - SHE WILL GO FAR - THE BOYS NEED MORE DISCIPLINE, BUT THEY TOO WILL MAKE IT WITH BOTH OF THEIR PARENTS STRONG WORK ETHIC. THEY ALSO HAVE GOD IN THEIR LIVES AND THIS WILL STAND THEM IN GOOD STEAD ALWAYS. GOD BLESS THE WHOLE FAMILY - STAY TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER AND RESPECT EACH OTHER!

Hanna said...

Matt,you are the man,you are the show.Very handsome and very brilliant.
If you were single,wow,I would like to be the first one in line.

Anonymous said...

Only the best for this entire family and God bless them all for sharing with us their lives for the years we got to peak in and see how special they are. This whole needs a welcomed break from this show to have the opportunity to get back what they lost over the years of being on t.v. I pray for them all to recover and renew their lives for all their sakes. God Bless you Roloff Family I will miss you in my home every week but am glad this show ended before your family did.

Adirondack viewer said...

I was really sad to see the show end.I've watched it from the beginning and have enjoyed watching the children grow as well as seeing the relationship between Matt and Amy weather a lot. I can't believe how ill prepared the boys are at twenty for the real world. Jeremy didn't even know what paper towels were called when he and his friends were pricing items for a possibel move into their own apartment..pathetic. Jeremy may be skilled in a lot of ares but his lack of motivation to make anything of himself is very sad. He has had fabulous opportunities that he has squandered. Jacob is a total brat going down the same path as the other boys. It just goes to show you if you give your kids everything without expecting anything in return that is what you get..Molly is the only bright light in this family..she's very smart, very mature and will go a long way. Matt has to be commended for his many accomplishments and he should be very proud of himself..I like and admire Amy but she needed to give those kids chores growing up and make them keep their rooms clean..she can't live with them when they get married so she can pick up after them. I couldn't believe Matt had to have a meeting with the boys on the last show about helping out on the farm..Zach told his father that when he gets asked he does cut the grass..God forbid he may have thought to do it on his own..I'd like to see the boys in five years.

Anonymous said...

Watch this show now and then and sort of come to enjoy it most times I see it. I think AMY is a pretty laid back mom and maybe needs to convince the kids to help her out more than they do. Molly seems to have her head on straight but daddy Matt is too full of' visions'to see what may be happening to his family because he seems like he is a bit of a control freak. He needs to chill out. As for the 'divorce rumours' think its TLC working the PR for the show's ratings. At their age if they have money they should unload that farm and that big house and enjoy like now. Soon all the kids will be gone and they will end as they initially started out, just the two of them again.I wish them much luck!

Va Gal said...

I will miss watching the Roloffs, even though every episode somehow made me angry. To see the total lack of regard for that beautiful house just made me sick. I think Amy has some major mental problems. I'm sure she thinks she's a great mother, when in fact, she has done a great deal of harm to her children. They have no sense of responsibility at all, except for Molly. I feel sorry for Matt. In the last episode, Amy seemed to be lost for words with the show ending. She gives Matt no respect at all, and it shows with the kids, they show him no respect either. Matt has made a wonderful life for his family but they refuse to give him any credit at all. I feel sorry for him and I hope the kids realize he's a good man before it's too late. Amy deserves for Matt to divorce her...I almost hope he does, there are plenty of women who would love a man like him.

dreamweaver said...

I enjoy watching this show. I am sad to see it go! However the close relationship between each family member has realy driwinded . How sad it is! Matt is a brilant man and has expressed his creativity profoundly on the farm. His passion for designing stuctures brings out the dreamer and his inovative qualites. However some major changes need to be made. Farm help needs to be hired as well as a maid or two for the home. Matt and Amy need to become more of a untied front on raiseing their kids, time management, and finances. There needs to be mutual respect for each others feelings and ideas. More emotionaly and phyical affection show towards each other would be a vast improvement. Their loving, playfull affection for each other is hardly reconizeable anymore. As for Amy, she has a kind heart and I think the charity work she does is wonderful! Molly is a sweet girl with outstanding ambition for her school work! I comend her for that and for having good morals. I comend Zach for his dedication to soccer and also having good morals. I enjoy his laid back personality. Like his dad he too is playfully charming but more laid back when being so. Nevertheless he needs to open up more emotionally and show off his tender charm. He needs to have more confidence in his social skills. Jermery is well rounded with all of his intrest in so many things. However he need to find a balence and pick a carrer that catters to some of those intrest. He is definatly the explorer of the family. He needs too keep a line between adventure and good morals. Like when he and Zach toured England. Jermery should have left the whole red light distict alone and unexplored. Not have found intrest and humor in it. He stills acts like a young teen. He shows this everytime he talks to his parents. I however admire the comradery between the two brothers. I think it is sweet that the two brothers want to live in and apartment together, but maybe they shouldn't so to have more space for each to lead there own lives. Jacob is a good kid he needs his parents to follow up on disiplining him and carry it though. Also his parents need to spend more time with him. They need to find a common ground and bond like they were with the boy and soccer. In my opition I thing Jacob has ADD or ADHD at least a mild form of either two. He can be a bright kid when he puts his mind to it.

Anonymous said...

I do agree with you dreamweaver. I have watched this family over the years and there should have been more discipline. On the last show...I can't believe that Zach bought a $29,000 car. How is that teaching a child about finances?

Jeremy seems not to "give a crap" about anything, because Daddy will pay for anything he wants.(Refer to his enrollment in school and his "enthusiasm" with filling out applications."
Where did he get the money to buy a second car to fix and sell?
Did he follow thru with the job with the machinery moving company or was that just another waste of his time?

Most people in the "real world", have to buy used cars, furniture, appliances, etc. in order to start life away from Mom & Dad. The parents of these kids don't make them be responsible for a single thing. They don't even clean up the kitchen after themselves. How will they support living on their own?
There are two other children that will still need some guidance from the parents.
Molly seems to be the most logical and stable of the family, but she lets seems to have her own issues as well. Jacob comes across as one the the most disrespectful children I have ever seen on a reality show.
I do hope that they will have a "Reunion" show that will show us how the family has faired after the hype of being on TV.
I also think Matt and Amy should stay together on the farm for the rest of their lives like the vows they gave each other when they married.
Maybe they should sell parcels of the land if they can no longer "tend the fields".
Maybe they should hire some help for home and farm to help them as well.

God Bless them....they will need it!

Midsouth viewer said...

My son (23) and I have sporadically watched this show over the years. I sympathize with the challenges of raising a family in a "goldfish bowl". I'm sure the money has changed their lives as it would any of us. I wouldn't want my ups and downs broadcast like theirs.

I hope that Matt and Amy are able to find common ground to work out their marriage. It is challenging when they are each changing in different ways. I suspect the money and publicity have amplified those changes and made the idea of divorce more of a real possibility.

Personally, Matt's "dreamer" personality would drive me crazy. As a practical person I understand Amy's frustrations with him. Every time I've heard him say that if he couldn't build something he would want to die ( or something to that effect), I shake my head. He sounds whiny and manipulative. His creations have given the kids projects and fun experiences and perhaps they have been worthwhile for that reason. I tend to view them as self indulgent and wasteful. I wonder who will buy their farm with all that stuff. Perhaps they will make a killing and Matt will look like a financial genius! What concerns me more is that Matt is impatient with his family and seems to be very self absorbed.

Amy loves her kids and is there for them. She is a terrible housekeeper and organizer. The kids are not learning to take care of and value the things they own. Wouldn't want to live that way, but love covers a multitude of sins.

The kids are definitely paying the price of too much easy money and publicity growing up. On the other hand, life is going to get very real, very soon for them. Hope they grow with it. They seem like good kids.

The deeper issues have to do with respect and the ability to share our lives with people who love us. Whether Matt and Amy can work through this or not, they have my respect for what they have tried to do with this show. I wish them all the best.

Sharon said...

Well, I never did see the final episode of LP/BW...did it air on TLC? I agree with some of the above quotes of this show taking on a like manner of Jon & Kate's downfall!!!!! Ratings are not worth a family splitting...why can't the shows stay "realistic"...all families have problems, but can remain respectful with agreeing to disagree!!!! My prayers are for the BEST for the Roloff family, God Bless them everyone!!!!!

Anon17 said...

just saw an episode of thus show. WTF how can u people watch this mindless dribble. get a life!

Anonymous said...

Little People Big World Show really inspired me. whatever opinions or criticisms you hear, IGNORE THEM, what important is you keep your family happy and well blessed.Amy and Matt are good parents, i can't find the right word to say how lucky their children are. continue inspiring other people. i will still support you guys! Go Go!

Anonymous said...

I used to watch Jon & Kate's show, but the more i watch it the more i get pissed with Kate. Jon is a nice father and husband, but Kate always manipulates Jon, maybe Jon finally woke up one morning that she doesn't deserve Kate because of how she treats him.shouting Jon in a grocery store with lots of people? Com-on! where's the respect? i just pity for their kids. that's life

Philippines Girl said...

Matt And Amy because of your shows my life changes because you inspired me a lot. God Bless You! i am also the anonymous one who posted the comment dated Jan.17,2011 6:42 pm.

JADE said...

I have only been watching the show the show for the last few months & have already loved what I have seen. Amy is such a wonderful, fun & inspiring person. The way Amy interacts with her children is just gorgeous. As for Matt..... I cant stand him, al he seems to do is bark orders @ everyone who surrounds him & just appears to be so incapable & rude.
The children @ times may need dicipline but overall well mannered good kids.
Show more of Amy & the kids & that would be awsome.

Flo said...

I watch LPBW from Papua New Guinea and love it totally. I think Amy is a fantastic mum , totally involved in the lives of her childern unlike Matt. Matt needs to grow up and be a real father rather their a financial sponsor.FGS his sons are young adults now...
But I think the state of the boys rooms and even the living room is appalling and should not be captured on TV. The boys are irresponsible and their rooms are a dump yard.

jane said...

I have watched LPBW since it started and have been so disappointed to see what it's become. It used to be about family life but now it centers around money and "things". They've lost sight. I would rather not watch them go on any more vacations either. It just reminds me that they're in this for the money and perks now. so sad.

big person little world said...

Just saw a re-run this morning of the episode where Matt left his family in Tennessee. I keep thinking about his assistant, in various episodes,she's pushy and looks like she wants to control everything(did you see the way she had to have her dress in his office?)- the way a woman does to a man,and the kids seem to notice, they're like "Why do you NEED to leave?" Maybe she was the dirty secret he was keeping in wraps and this was the reason for thier fallout. Whatever thier reasons, who knows how they are doing now but It's a shame, would've even been a great show continuing just with the kids and Amy!

Cbgshoney said...

I just spent the last hour scanning the comments about the Roloff family members...who are we to judge? As others have said none of us have lived in their shoes. Amy and Matt made a commitment some 22 years ago to one another. It takes a lifetime to truly know someone, after being married for almost 40 years and having 3 children together, my husband and I still discover something new. May the Lord bless this family and open their hearts to one another, giving them the priceless gift of rediscovering their love for one another.

nanalinda131 said...

I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed being part of their family via tv. The realism of daily life was so true ,whether you are little in stature or regular size. Thanks for letting us be a part.

Fake said...

Sad to say the Roloff children were goof-offs. Not their fault. Matt and Amy did everything for them. Parents need to let their kids grow up to be responsible people. Molly had her head on her shoulders and showed promise. Hope she continued in that manner. Also hope the boys "grew up".

Jerry V. said...

Have enjoyed The Roloffs, but in all due respect_____ They need to teach their children, to help keep their home a little more organized and Clean and Matt needs to keep Amy informed of his wild ideas.

mom123 said...

I can certainly understand the family's frustration with Matt, but Zack is so disrespectful. It's ok to talk about how you feel, but you should be respectful to your parents. And Amy goes along with Zack's criticism of his father and encourages his bad behavior. Just my humble opinion.

pb said...

The real facts are that without Amy Matt will not be able to function. They would make a great combination if they would work together. Him... visionary and her down to earth. Perfect combination. He would have the ideas, and she would fine tune them and he could call in favors etc. to get things done, and she wold actually work at getting them done.

Perfect right... If it was working. However, Matt has been a chauvanist forever. And She took if for a long time. But if you have a woman with spunk, eventually even for the best of them it gets old and they need somewhere to get significance. This is a main function of a proper husband. Find ways to let your wife know you think she has significance and that you view her that way. This builds the relationship meter. lack of it empties it until it is rock bottom and will never be filled again. No relationship no marriage. It them is living totether or room mates, or perhaps divorce. Matt is no dumby he knows that if they divorce the courts will give her a lot and he will not have access to her money. Result... he can not do all the things he wants to amymore. And she is so down to earth, she will make her money grow and flourish while he sinks deeper and deeper. Risks himslef out of a result, and flounders beyond belief. Just saying.

Carol said...

I really miss the show....I respect both Amy and Matt...Yes, the boys are messy but what boys aren
t. I wish them all the best and hopefully we will see them again...TLC have a special show letting us know how they are all doing...

Chantal said...

I have loved watching the show and seeing how hey manage to get things done. And it has seemed like an average family with family squabbles. However, if they are so God fearing and doing what God wants they, Amy & Matt would work together and reign in the kids (the boys)and make them do their fair share at the farm and in and out of the house. Now a whole lot has been shown of Molly except for her good grades. I would have thought that more respect for your elders would have been taught in the home. Its sad if Matt & Amy are drifting apart, part of the empty nester, or nearly, is to make the time to get to know each other again as individuals and a couple.

Anonymous said...

I have loved watching this show also. I just started watching it about a year and a half ago steadily. All I can say is what everyone else is saying. Matt is selfish and wants everyone to obey his commands. The way he went off to Switzerland and wasn't at his son's opening is unforgivable. But obviously this is his pattern. Why is Amy taking this? I love her and think she is a good mother. Yes she could be a little stricter, but she's on national t.v. So who knows how she is when the camera is not rolling. I think she has good kids. Just sorry to see such conflict in their marriage. They better do something fast or they will end up in divorce court.

Tom B. said...

Intimate relationships are defined by feeling, with love paramount, but with the whole roster of emotions often on display, too. In marriage, a man needs to feel admired, and a woman needs to feel cherished. Do you remember early in the show's run when Matt and Amy were at a restaurant and Matt said to Amy, "I don't just love you, I adore you?" That was Matt as his best, expressing how much he cherishes his wife. Amy received his praise with flat affect that night, and it made me wonder why. By that point in the marriage was she already skeptical about Matt's claims of love? Or does she just run at a cooler temperature than Matt, and so finds it difficult to express the gooey endearments of lovespeak. In either case, the moment provided a perfect opportunity for her to show him that she admires him, and she failed to grasp it.

Matt clearly has an outsized ego in his little body. Living with him doubtless has not been a walk in the park for Amy, or for anybody else in the family. In fact, the guy is a royal pain half the time. But he is an achiever, not just a dreamer like most men. For all he's accomplished, and for the basic decency of his character, he deserves to be admired by his wife. He's not getting that from her, which explains why he distances himself from the family at times.

Woman needs to be cherished. Check -- it appears to me that Matt cherishes his wife.

Man needs to be admired. Uncheck -- Amy, following the false doctrine of contemporary feminism, competes with her husband, and behaves as though she thinks admiring him would be some kind of capitulation.

Because the Roloffs are at base sensible, good-hearted people, the marriage can be saved. Love and human understanding provide the solution.

Mike P. said...

@Tom B:

And your next statement would be: They need only to call on Jesus to save the marriage.

I'm sure the women here can dismantle your post and hand the pieces back to you. I'll leave them to do so.

I just want to say that I, a married man, consider myself a feminist (contemporary, at that) and consider your claim that I follow a "false doctrine" an insult of gigantic ignorance and arrogance. In a phrase, how dare you?

Further, your description of marriage (the admire/cherish canard) is about as shallow as it gets, and entirely false. I'm surprised you didn't note that Amy's place is in the kitchen. Jeremy did.

One last thing: You admiration for Matt's "achievement" is difficult to understand. What, exactly, has Matt "achieved"? Seriously.

(And please don't cite the show. Nothing about it qualifies as an "achievement.")

Timothy said...

@Mike P...Matt's achievement is in being a con man and deceiving people. He and Amy get equality organizations to pay them money while supporting just about every organization that opposes what those diversity groups are fighting for and while the Roloffs themselves don't believe in equality for all.

That's an achievement only a talented con man could pull off.

He gets animal lovers to say 'Aw Jeremy is such a sweet gentle caring boy' when really he's throwing cats and mutilating birds for the "um of it'.

Bill Partridge said...

lol at all the judgemental double standard laced posts here. Obvious indications of personal failure. The Roloffs provided wholesome entertainment depicting the ability to achieve success in a world where so called "average height" people have the "all ready in place access" to everything. The thing I love about them is the fact that they look ahead...not back...at what their lives can be vs what might have been had they "grown tall". Thanks Roloffs (each of you) for sharing with the world that it's ok to be human.

selene said...

I don't like Amy. She seems like a real b****! Am I the only one who thinks she's bossy and is always cutting him down and making fun of him?

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