'Bachelor' Sean Lowe's Women Have Some Serious Daddy Issues

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Is it just me or does this season of The Bachelor seem like a bigger weep fest than usual? Interestingly, however, catfights and the fear of getting dumped by Sean Lowe aren't the only reason for the waterworks. These women have the saddest collection of family backstories ever heard on this show. Translation -- there are some serious Daddy Issues going on.

You couldn't help but feel for AshLee when she revealed being abused, then bouncing around from one foster home to another. She was adopted by a loving, supportive family, but she was honest about still carrying some deep emotional scars from being abandoned by her parents. All of that made her very intense -- too much so, according to other girls in the house. You could just see her fury and pain when Sean gave her the boot. 

Tierra actually sounds like she has a good relationship with her dad, but he may have done her a disservice always talking about her supposed "sparkle." She was obsessed with the other girls not taking her "sparkle" away. That certainly didn't do her any favors.

While Desiree's dad was great, her brother is a whole other story. He gives Sean a ridiculously hard time, calling him a "Playboy" and a "fraud." Sure, we all may have been thinking it, but did the guy have to be so rude? When Desiree was given the boot at the end of the show, Sean made it clear it was because of her bro. Poor girl.

The finalists aren't without their issues too. That cute and bubbly persona masks Catherine's painful past. She witnessed a tree falling on and killing one of her childhood friends. Though, it was her father that probably had the greatest and most devastating impact on her life. She was just 14 years old when he attempted suicide in front of her. He now lives in Taiwan and works for a humanitarian organization.

Then there's seemingly perfect, well-adjusted Lindsay. Her father, commander Major General Mark Yenter, was a great role model, to be sure. As was evident during the "hometown visits," she has a lot of love and respect for him. However, she made a point of revealing she spent most of her childhood moving from one place to another and her father was often overseas serving his country. That experience can definitely have a profound effect on your relationships too. 

Who do you think Sean should ultimately end up with?

 

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nonmember avatar Amy Z.

Team Lindsay!

Janelle Elizabeth Swift

I really like both Catherine and Lindsay, but I would love it if Sean picked Catherine. She’s been one of my favorites all season and I think she’s the one I’d most like to be friends with in real life, haha. We’ll see what happens, though! I’m not going to be around to watch the finale live because I’ll be working my shift at DISH. Fortunately, since my DISH Hopper records all the primetime shows on ABC every night automatically, I’ll be able to turn it on as soon as I get home!

WCURi... WCURiverRat

These girls have more than daddy issues. I'd say they're pretty pathetic to be going on reality tv show to fight over some dude who really seems like a douche bag. I mean, come on! Attention whores much??? I think their 'daddy issues' should be the least of their worries right now.

And all the crying they do over this guy is PATHETIC. It's women like these that give the rest of us a bad rap.

Mike Cobb

Personally, I think everyone will be better off if Sean just calls the whole thing off and sends all of them home.  He's no more ready for marriage than the girls are. 

nonmember avatar MC

I do like Catherine but I wonder if she's really ready for what Sean says he wants. And Lindsay seems perfect...but is she really ready as well? Her background seems closer to Sean's...but will see if she's really ready. I think Catherine may have written the letter (she's written him lots of notes already...) but will see.

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