Teen Mom 3 Recap: Matt McCann Blows Up at Alex Sekella, Wins Bad Dad of the Week

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The men of Teen Mom 3 are not impressing us so far.

The second episode of the young season featured Joey Maes blowing up at Katie Yeager. Last night? It was Matt McCann losing it on Alex Sekella.

Anger issues, guys. Time to get a handle on them.

Come along for THG's official +/- TM3 recap ...

Matt McCann, Alex Sekella

Alex, like all the other 16 & Pregnant turned Teen Mom 3 stars, has been forced to grow up fast, but her relationship with toxic Matt is holding her back.

She caught Matt texting another girl. Minus 50.

Alex blew up at him, which was understandable but just made matters worse. Minus 50 because you can't change people like this. Just yourself.

Alex's mom, ever supportive, confronted Matt. Plus 50, but that only set him off more, and then when Alex came home, the two REALLY got into a fight.

Little Arabella was there listening to the whole thing, as well as Alex's little brother. Minus 200. And that wasn't even the worst of it from these two.

An out-of-control Matt started Alex, puffing up his chest like a douche and threatening her menacingly, telling her to hit him. Uhh, dude. Minus 500.

Fortunately, Alex's mom told him it's time to move out. Plus 350 for that and the fact that there were no actual fists to the face exchanged this week.

Meanwhile, Briana DeJesus' mother Roxanne is making like TM2's Barbara Evans or Randy Houska, taking care of her daughter and granddaughter.

Roxanne pays for a babyproofing service (Minus 50 for needing a babyproofing service, but Plus 50 for the intent), to help Briana out with the tyke.

More importantly, she tells Briana's lazy baby daddy Devoin that he can't expect to take his baby when he won't even spend an hour with her in the house.

Served, Devoin. Served. Plus 200.

Mackenzie Douthit (now Mackenzie McKee, after she married Josh McKee) wisely borrows a prom dress because buying one is, like, really expensive.

Plus 100. They can be taught!

Plus 100 more for Josh skipping out on coon hunting for her big night, giving us hope that these two might make this work over the long haul after all.

As for Katie Yeager and Joey Maes, things are calmer than they were a week ago, which is not saying much but you take what you can get here.

While not exactly enthralled by couples therapy, he did show up, and they moved into their new apartment. Plus 50 for their attempts to make it work.

Plus 50 more for their shared grins at the sight of Molli playing in her crib. We hope Molli always inspires that kind of joy in her mom and dad, come what may.

EPISODE TOTAL: +50! SEASON TOTAL: -200!

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Matt definitely needs to get his ish together, but I can't help but roll my eyes every time Alex speaks. She gets points for good intentions, she wants to protect her child and give her the best life possible, and she's working her heart out to make it happen, but her communication skills are atrocious. All you hear is "you're doing this wrong," "you're a bad person," "you don't know anything," "this is your fault," etc. Every remark is accusatory, every good intention is met with a brick wall of pessimism. You want someone to improve? Then perhaps you shouldn't cut them down and remind them of every crappy thing they've ever done whenever they try to make some leeway. He's not going to become dad of the year over night, and entering every conversation with the preconception that he's going to fail is only going to fuel the aggressive atmosphere. If the cinders are still smoldering, don't walk in with a can of gasoline. They both have good intentions in their hearts, and they both have issues to work on. The biggest of all is communication. In the most recent episode, Matt reaches out to apologize and wants to sit down to chat about how they can have a more peaceful arrangement. He walks up happy, smiling, with a positive tone to his voice, but from the very first moment Alex has a tone and posture of irritation. It's understandable for her to feel that way, but this just makes for a hostile environment to begin with. He says nothing to put her down in the entire conversation, uses balanced I and We language, and tries to hold his temper while she cuts him down. She starts out as if she's trying to speak fairly, but jumps into accusations, using a lot of You language. She then says, "You're a liar. I know who you are. I know what you are." If she could step outside of the situation and see the discussion from an objective perspective, I pray that she at least recognizes where she goes wrong.

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@ Sarah

Sarah I couldnt agree more.
She also needs to at least give Matt the chance to prove himself. I couldnt believe it when, two weeks after getting out of REHAB for HEROIN ADDICTION shes in his face "get a job! get a job!" what is this chick on?? Its hard enough to get a job in two weeks, let alone when you're a recovering substance abuse user!
The whole way she has gone about it, is terrible. Granted, he's not painting himself in the best light, but she needs to try and help him, not constantly belittle him. I actually feel bad for him. On the 16&P show, he had a more logical argument for giving the baby up for adoption, truth be told i think Alex had made her mind up from the get-go.
Cannot stand Alex.