'Couples Therapy' Recap: Catelynn & Tyler Reveal Heartwrenching Stories From Their Pasts

Catelynn Lowell Tyler BaltierraIf you want word to describe tonight's episode of Couples Therapy, here it is: bleep. The f-bombs were flying so furiously that for about five minutes, the censor sound was pretty much all we heard. As usual it was Flavor Flav and girlfriend Liz plus Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and girlfriend Abbey Wilson causing the bulk of the drama. 

But living with all this drama seems to be especially hard for Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.

After police had to rush into the house to convince Flav's pregnant girlfriend Liz Trujillo to get into an ambulance for treatment, celebrity therapist Dr. Jenn Berman sat the whole household down for a chat. Her first concern was how Tyler and Catelynn were holding up.

Some of the details the youngest members of the cast had revealed from their childhood led Bermann to worry that the struggle between Liz and the cops might bring the issues flooding back.

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Turns out, she was right.

Tonight we got yet another reminder of why it was so smart for these kids to choose adoption for daughter Carly and how amazing it is that they're standing on their own two feet making such smart choices for them today.

Said Catelynn: 

I have a lot of memories of cops always rushing in my house, taking my mom's boyfriends to jail, you know kicking down doors to get in there. 

Tyler's confession was similar. He recalled noticing someone shining a flashlight into his home, then watching the mysterious person -- who was apparently looking for his drug addicted dad -- smash the window of his home and come in side.

I ran to my sister, and we just kind of held each other while they were ransacking the house.

And you thought it was bad when Catelynn's mom got beat up by Tyler's dad on Teen Mom? That was only the tip of the iceberg, folks. These two have been through some hardcore stuff, and tonight's episode showed that even today, even with how far they've come, they can so easily be thrown back there.

We're all haunted by a certain amount of baggage from our past, be it emotional or physical. But while some people spend childhood licking popsicles and splashing in mud puddles, for others the formative years are chock full of so much trauma that moving on is almost impossible.

Each time Catelynn and Tyler reveal another piece of their past, it's hard not to marvel at how well they manage to separate themselves from the drama that surrounds them. Whether it was not falling prey to the scandal-plagued lives of some of their Teen Mom co-stars or not allowing themselves to be thrown off by Flav and Joe, these kids continue to amaze me.

Did you have a rough childhood? Any advice for Catelynn and Tyler on how to move beyond it?


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hexxuss hexxuss

I don't think they need any advice from me - I think they're doing just fine themselves.

nonmember avatar Jaide

when i was little my parents were on drugs, as time passed there was more and more cops coming into my house; doing the usual, kicking the door in, yelling and looking for my mom and dad... it got so bad that i hated going to school! one of my classmates dad was a cop and he had just been to my house to arrest my mom and dad, this girl made going to school miserable! But look at me now, I'm the captain of my basketball and volleyball team, i take care of my Brother and Sister and I'm learning to let the past go.. well until i hear people yelling or fighting or i see the cops.. but I've learned to be strong for my Brother and Sister...

tntmo... tntmom1027

While I commend them for how well they are doing, this isn't some miracle. People do it everyday because the choices are either fall down like your parents did/are or to get up and get past it with hard work. 

Yes perhaps it is easier said then done but when you are the one living through it the alternative doesn't seem so hard to let go of. 

Chrystal Lukaszek

hey guys im a big fan there no words to desribe your past iv been there so maybe keep going through those things suck i know but all it can do is bring yall closer together and rememer you did a great job for your child and you know your child or you would never have to go through that now or ever :) but glad yall are ok and still here love ya both and hope yall do great in college and some day your daughter will be calling you mommy and daddy she might want to come stay or something keep your chin up your almost through the high water 


Diana Taulbee Edinburgh

I think Tyler has his head on straight out of all of them. I cried w3ith Tyler when he had to hand his baby over. I will never forget that & I do0n't think Tyler is still having a very hard time dealing with it. i know where he'sw coming from But he just breaks my heart. These girls.............. it's all about how much a** & boobs they can show.

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