Little People, Big World returns Tuesday March 25 9|8c with an emotional special that finds the Roloffs facing big changes at the farm: After 26 years of marriage, Matt and Amy have entered into a trial separation.
"Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation," they told People.com. "Matt remains living on the farm in our guest house and we work together everyday on the farm, on our business endeavors and most importantly, raising our amazing children."
The special episode, titled "New Year, Big Changes," checks in with the Roloffs during the holiday season when all of the kids have returned to celebrate together and have to begin adjusting to the new family dynamic. As the couple settles into their new arrangement—Matt has moved out of the family home and into a guesthouse on their Oregon farm—they hope that the change will give each of them the time and space needed to work through their issues.
Despite their separation, they are focused on providing their kids with as festive a holiday as possible, and move forward with planning an elaborate party to celebrate New Year's Eve. Joined by family and friends, Matt and Amy reflect on the importance of their relationship, but wonder if the coming months will bring the changes they each need to see in on order to make the marriage last.
To see how the family is adjusting to Matt and Amy's trial separation, tune in to a special episode of Little People, Big World Tuesday, March 25 @ 9|8c.