Leah CalvertBeing a single mom is hard, no doubt about it. But what about being a mother of three, including one child with special needs, when your husband is constantly gone? Welcome to the life of Teen Mom 2 star Leah Calvert. We've seen the burden of parenting solo while husband Jeremy Calvert is out of town for work weighing heavier and heavier on Leah's shoulders in season 5, and in an exclusive sneak peek of Tuesday night's episode (airing at 10 p.m. on MTV), we're finally seeing Leah hitting her breaking point.

Not only does she flat out call herself a single mom, but Leah starts dancing around the "d" word. You know, divorce? YIKES!

OK, now let's break this down.

Jeremy certainly has a point about having to support the family, and Leah is lucky to have a guy pulling in such good money to support their lifestyle. He may not be the most lovey dovey, touchy feely dude, but he's not a bad husband by any stretch. Couples counseling may be in order, but threatening to leave him over his job? That's a low blow.

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BUT I can't help feeling for Leah. She's caught up in the day-to-day with three kids. Can you blame her for being a little me-centric right now? And for feeling alone?

The "single mom" claim may rankle the truly single moms out there, and for good reason. Challenging though her life may be, Leah has a lot of support -- not just with Jeremy, her husband, but with her ex and his wife, with her parents, with her ex's parents.

But she can't help the way she feels right now. 

Can you see Leah's side of things? Or is she insulting the real single moms out there?

 

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