Critics Slam ‘Counting On’ Star Jinger Duggar for Giving Advice on Being Single

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jinger  Duggar and her sisters

Jinger Duggar wants to sit down, critics say. On the August 5 episode of her and husband Jeremy Vuolo’s The Hope We Hold podcast, the Counting On shared recommendation with listeners on how to deal with being single. But a few of her Instagram followers have been fast to level out that she wasn’t in an excellent place to offer tips about methods to deal with the anticipate “the one,” on condition that she married at 22. 

Jinger Duggar says she thought she’d be married at 18 

Jinger  Duggar and her sisters
Jinger Duggar (second from left) together with her sisters Jessa, Joy-Anna, and Jana | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

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In the podcast episode titled “Staying Encouraged While Staying Single,” Jinger spoke about how she anticipated to be married at a younger age. 

“Growing up, I thought I’d be ready to get married at 18,” the TLC star stated. “Because I felt like I was more mature than I actually was. Looking back, I think I was a little naive.” 

Jinger, now 26, defined that she was glad she waited a couple of years to get married, despite the fact that she typically felt discouraged when she was nonetheless single. She added that she finally realized that marriage was not the “end all” of her life. She additionally stated she wished she’d used her time earlier than getting married extra “wisely,” maybe studying new expertise or pursuing varied pursuits. 

Jinger doesn’t know what it’s actually wish to be single, critics say

After Jinger opened up about her experiences as a single girl, she obtained some blunt suggestions on social media. Critics complained that she had not been single for that lengthy. They additionally famous that she by no means lived on her personal earlier than getting married, that means her expertise was fairly completely different from that of many individuals.  

“Jinger was single for like 5 min,” one particular person wrote on Instagram. “Don’t think she knows much about that topic.”

“Jinger you lived in your parents house until you dated a dude for a month and got married,” one other commented. “You’re out of your pay grade here.”

But others defended Jinger, saying she had a proper to share her personal experiences. “Sure, she might not have been single for very long … but it doesn’t make those single years less difficult, or at least doesn’t give Jinger any less of a voice in these matters,” a supporter wrote. 

Some suppose she ought to have invited her sister Jana Duggar on the podcast 

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A couple of critics thought Jinger ought to have had a visitor on her podcast who may discuss being single. And they’d simply the particular person in thoughts: her older sister Jana Duggar. 

“I would be much more interested to hear how Jana feels about being single,” one particular person commented. “Especially as she is constantly surrounded by very young married couples and babies, in an environment that feels women should only be wifes and mothers. How does she deal with that?”

At 30, Jana is the oldest Duggar daughter who remains to be single. While a lot of her youthful siblings have married and began households of their very own, she hasn’t married and nonetheless lives at residence together with her dad and mom. Recently, she opened up about the way it felt to not be in a relationship.

“Yes, I long to be married and one day I think that will come, but I think … I’m just also just trying to stay busy with whatever comes along my path,” she advised Us Weekly.

But, she added, she was targeted on “making the most” of her time as single girl. “I think if I sit there and I’m like, ‘Oh no, I’m not married’ and just [get] all worried about it, it makes things way worse,” she stated.

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