Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have long been considered the darlings of MTV's Teen Mom. Now that they are on VH1's Couple Therapy, the love fest may have faded a bit, but the sentiment still remains the same: These are two kids who know how to make love work.
They admit they have problems like anyone else. Catelynn recently said that MTV was not focusing on their issues because they had other things to focus on, but their new show is all about their problems. The thing is, every couple has problems.
Catelynn and Tyler both come from highly dysfunctional families where fighting and major strife were the norm. It would be very difficult and complicated for them to be able to have an easy, stress-free time building a life together. But that's true of everyone, even those who come from perfect families.
When a couple comes together, they do so with ALL the baggage from their past, their families, their way of life, their entire history. It's always a bit of a rough go.
There is something about overcoming those hurdles together and learning to love one another entirely despite those issues that makes love much richer and deeper. That is the stuff of lasting romance.
The bizarre thing about Teen Mom is that they always seemed impressive, but I never really knew why. Couples Therapy kind of lets us in more. The couples who make it long term are not the ones who never fight or who have all smooth sailing. They are the ones who fight and then repair the damage. They are the ones who look at their painful pasts and use them to grow together.
That is true love. If I thought Catelynn and Tyler might not make it before, I have opened my mind a bit. Love means saying sorry a lot (Love Story be damned) and it also means accepting one another, warts and all.
These two are doing that every day. Kudos to them.
Do you think Catelynn and Tyler will last?
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