Escaping Polygamy’s Lorie: Sharing My Husband With My Sister Is Like a ‘Bad Dream’

The wrong kind of sisterly bond. Escaping Polygamy's Lorie opens up about the pain of sharing her husband with a blood relative in the Sunday, August 21, episode, as seen in Us Weekly's exclusive sneak peek.

The A&E unscripted series' preview clip shows Lorie telling the camera that she has 10 children with husband Verl, who she married when she was 17. Verl was already married to Lorie's older sister, and the two of them have 15 kids together. (Verl also has six kids with a third wife, who is his half-sister.) They all belong to the polygamist Salt Lake City–based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

'Escaping Polygamy' Star Lorie

"My mom walked out of our life when I was 9, and [my sister] took the role of a mother, and she really felt strongly that I needed to be a part of her family," Lorie explains. "She would tell me that she felt like if I didn't do this, then I would lose my eternal salvation."

Lorie continues, "Thinking about my husband with another woman, I have to blank that out because it's too hard. And having it be that it was my sister was even harder. You just sometimes think, you wish you could wake up from that bad dream because you wish he could just be yours."

Verl and Lorie
Lorie with her husband, Verl

A previously released clip from this season showed former FLDS member Jennifer, 18, defending having fallen in love with her 30-year-old cousin. Another preview snippet featured Andrea revealing that her dad made her eat her own vomit.

Watch the emotional clip in the video above.

Escaping Polygamy airs on A&E Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

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