Jacob Roloff Recalls Fights With Parents in New Tell-All ‘Verbing’
Jacob Roloff is not afraid to speak out against his family’s reality show, so much so that he’s written a book about his difficult childhood experience on TV.
The former Little People, Big World star is on good terms with his family nowadays, but there was a time when he felt alone and angry.
In his new book, Verbing, the 20-year-old opens up about his difficult past and how he removed himself from his famous clan.
“I felt isolated. And due to that, angry,” he writes in the book.
“This led to arguments and miscommunications with family, especially my parents, culminating really in their decision to experiment having me see a therapist.”
Things got so bad, in fact, he would lock himself in his room and not come out.
“I will leave you with but a few bullet points of the situations my mental overhaul wreaked: daily encounters with my mom ending with anything but a smile,” he shares.
“Having little to no relationship with my siblings, locking myself away in my room for all hours of the day, except to relieve myself or to unthankfully grab some food my mom had made.”
He continues, “I was truly the epitome of a stereotypical teenager — a description I was given frequently.”
He has since reconnected with his family and is now very close to his parents Matt and Amy Roloff, as well as siblings Jeremy, Zach, and Molly.
However, though he’s grown up a lot over the years, he still doesn’t agree with his family’s strong Christian faith.
In a recent blog post, the former reality star bashed the religion, calling it “damaging.”
“It is fine and even necessary for a person to hold tight in their belief and sort of, in a way, feel privately supreme and content,” he said on his blog.
“But the supremacy in the minds of Christians today has outwardly pitted them against the world and their neighbors.”
Jacob, who has been vocal about his current interest in Buddhism, didn’t love growing up in a Christian household.
“They have privately for so long deemed non-Christians as ‘needing help’ and diseased of the mind and spirit, condescendingly offering an empty platitude of the nature of ‘I’ll pray for you,’” Jacob continued.
“They don’t pray for you though, they pray for themselves, their spiritual security, and out of pity that you aren’t as fortunate as they to be ‘in the know.’”
Verbing is available to order on Etsy.