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Season 2 Premiere of Teen Mom Is Sad

Teen Mom Explores Harsh Realities of Young Motherhood

Being a teen mom doesn't end once a girl births her adorable bundle of joy. Season two of MTV's Teen Mom kicked off where things left off with the four young mothers it has followed since they were 16 and Pregnant. The episode (which initially aired last night) was grim because it showed the realities of becoming an underage parent and the emotional, familial, and financial toll it takes. The tension between Farrah and her mother, Debra, led to domestic violence and left baby Sophia in limbo between the two women she loves. Maci was forced to take Ryan to court so he would pony up child support for Bentley after the dad refused. Having not learned their lesson with Leah, Amber and Gary found themselves in the midst of another pregnancy scare despite both being unemployed and broke. And tension in the seemingly unbreakable bond (despite putting their daughter Carly up for adoption) between Catelynn and Tyler came to the surface as he suggested she move out. Did you find the show hard to digest?

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untitled1 untitled1 5 years
Anonymous #1: Farrah annoys the crap out of me too, but a lot of it is understandable considering how her mother is. I don't think her letting Farrah stay in the guest house was out of the goodness of her heart, with a parent similar to her, I can bet it was a) a way to control Farrah and b) to keep Sophia close. Anonymous #2: If you watched the show you would know that Maci is an amazing mother and Bentley is always her number one priority. While Farrah was off partying in season one, Maci was always with Bentley, yes she took some time to herself to visit friends and occasionally went out, which is totally normal for a mother of any age. Out of all the girls on 16 & pregnant so far, she is by FAR the best and most responsible. So not everyone of these women abuse and neglect their children.
juicebox07 juicebox07 5 years
runningesq - I agree with you. Amber and Gary had unprotected sex once too, and she thought she was pregnant again. Good thing she wasn't. She needs to be smarter. I feel bad for Farrah. I really don't blame her for the way she acts toward her mother. She obviously has a lot of hostility toward her, which I can understand. I have a similar type relationship with my mom, who abused me as well.
zuke zuke 5 years
I'm just saying that as a teenager, I would never watch this show with one of my parents. It would be way too weird. Personally, I don't watch it but it looks pretty interesting. I tend not to watch a lot of MTV.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
I think it's a great show for teenagers -- to learn about the gritty reality of teenage motherhood. If I had a teenager I'd watch this show with him/her. And I don't understand how two people can have an unplanned child as teenagers... and then continue to have unprotected sex. As great as Catelynn and Tyler were, they continued to have sex sans contraception after giving their little girl up for adoption.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
I didn't watch it, but I feel sad because I thought Catelynn and Tyler were the best of the whole crew! Gary and Amber scare the f out of me. Their relationship is unbelievable.
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