'Couples Therapy' Recap: Farrah's Ex Has No Right to Attack Her Parenting

Farrah AbrahamThe hits just keep on coming for Farrah Abraham on Couples Therapy, don't they? Last week it was her mother who flew cross-country to be a total jerk to the former Teen Mom star on camera. This week VH1 brought in Farrah's ex-boyfriend, Daniel Alvarez, to help Dr. Jenn Berman get to the bottom of what is wrong with Farrah. 

Not a bad move -- she showed up without a boyfriend for couples therapy, and then when they tried to have her do some online dating, no guy would come on camera. The producers needed to produce a real live guy to actually address Farrah's relationship issues, and Daniel agreed to be filmed by MTV way back when, so they knew he'd probably say yes.

But it would have been a lot better if the guy stuck to actual relationship issues!

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Instead Daniel came in and attacked her parenting!

He wasn't completely mean; he started off by saying he was attracted to Farrah's "kind heart" and that they had fun together prior to their breakup on Teen Mom. Daniel even admitted that while Farrah is rude and blunt, he doesn't think she realizes she's doing it much of the time ... something that was awfully similar to what Dr. Jenn has been saying on the show. But then he started talking about Farrah's (now 5-year-old) daughter Sophia:

I guess suggestions for Farrah: to be honest, true with herself and to be foremost the best mother she can be to Sophia.

OK, so that's not so bad, right? Actually, it's kind of sweet! Farrah did introduce him to her little girl when they were dating, and he was cool with her having a kid ... so it's nice to know he wants the best for the child.

But then came this:

She should make better decisions in raising Sophia and set a better example for Sophia. That's my honest opinion.


Do a lot of people think it? Sure. But picking on someone's parenting, to their face, is pretty harsh. Especially when you consider Daniel -- as far as we know -- doesn't have kids. So what's a single dude doing doling out parenting advice?

It's not really surprising that Farrah did not want to shake his hand when he left or that his comments about Sophia really seemed to shake her up. And even Dr. Jenn said that "anything that even comes close to criticizing a mom" is very painful. 

Did Daniel go too far? What did you think of his other comments?


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Jai Hutto

Well, it's better to say it to her face than to talk shit behind her back. (IMO) I remember watching the episodes of Teen Mom when he was on there and I remember her leaving Sophia with him while she went and took a nap, did her make up and talked on the phone. They only dated for a month and a half and she's leaving her kid alone with a man that she barely knows? That's just not cool. And YES, she does need to be a better role model for Sophia. How can she expect her daughter to grow up and become an adult who is honest and truthful when Farrah herself is always lying about EVERY THING. We are our children's first teachers....they learn from us. 
I don't feel that her "attacked" her parenting at all. Dr. Jenn asked him a question and he answered it. She needed to hear it...I'm just surprised that she didn't throw a fit and start that whisper cry she always does. 

nonmember avatar sandy

Daniel's comment does not seem harsh at all: He essentially is saying that Farrah's actions and choices have consequences for Sophia, too. Frankly, I feel that he spoke well within the bounds of civil, constructive criticism.

tiafez tiafez

I applaud him. Was he wrong? hell no. And this doctor lady is so busy pitying poor Farrah that she's forgetting she's supposed to be helping Farrah change her behaviors. No "poor Farrah" from me, I do feel for the real couples on the show. The ones who didn't lie to get on the show and who are being pushed to the side by this doctor who seems to have a thing for poor Farrah. Poor Farrah needs to stop putting herself first and start being a good role model for her child. 

I do think the show will slowly die now that it's become a farce. A show about working with couples to fix their issues and become better couples shouldn't turn into a show about a single porn star with serious issues that need a real doctor in a real office with no tv cameras to preen for 

nonmember avatar Lois

If farrah is as delusional as she appears to be then she obviously needs to be told to get face that she's not doing a good job parenting. She doesn't seem to get it on her own. Maybe it hurts her to hear it but it hurts sophia when her mother is not being the best mom she can be.

Jorie21 Jorie21

His comment was not harsh at all! That comment was what someone needed to say to her face. I respect him for that. He didn't call her names, he told her what the rest of the country was thinking. Farrah needs to grow up and focus on being a mom. I watched her special.. get daughter can't stand her and the whole not being a porn star but the maKing another porn lol

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