'Sister Wives' trailer reveals Christine leaving Kody

Finally, viewers will witness the effects of Kody and Christine Brown's divorce.

Christine informs Kody in the Sister Wives season 17 trailer, which was unveiled on August 8, that she is breaking up with Meri, Robyn, and Janelle Brown, and there is no going back.

The wives' relationship suffers as a result of Christine's decision to leave Kody and the Arizona property.

Janelle, for her part, is disappointed that the family was unable to resolve their problems.

Kody is disappointed by the Brown family's eventual state of chaos because he is concerned about how polyamory will be perceived as a result of the breakup.

"The message we conveyed given the world about functional polygamy appears so dysfunctional now," he tells the cameras.

However, the family maintains that their individual issues shouldn't be interpreted as a condemnation of polyamory as a whole.

"I will never suggest that the problem is plural marriage," Robyn declares.