If you’ve been watching this season of Teen Mom OG, you know that the ladies are struggling with some pretty serious issues.
Really, if you’ve watched any fraction of any episode of Teen Mom OG, you know that the ladies are literally always struggling with some pretty serious issues, but let’s stay on track here.
So far this season, we’ve seen Farrah Abraham get into ugly, pointless fights with her sort-of boyfriend, Simon Saran, her mother, her father, and probably every other person she’s come into contact with.
We’ve seen Amber Portwood interact with her gross, sketchy boyfriend (sorry not sorry), and that’s been enough to make this one of the hardest seasons to watch — out of any show, really.
We’ve seen Catelynn Lowell struggle with her mental health enough to check into a rehab facility.
And we’ve seen Maci Bookout get engaged, be adorably pregnant, and buy a new house for her growing family. Her life has really been the silver lining to this dark, awful cloud, right?
But it seems like at this point, we’re about halfway through this season. It’s kind of hard to believe, what with all the drama-filled shenanigans that have happened so far, but it’s true.
And we’ve got a brand new mid-season teaser to prove it!
… It’s bad, right? Really, truly terrible. But then again, what else would you expect?
There are good moments, of course, like Maci giving birth to precious little Maverick. But, as always, the bad outweighs the good.
Just wait until you see Farrah’s expletive-filled rant at her mother for no discernible reason, you’ll see what we mean.
One particularly low point that’s apparently coming this season is with the usually solid Catelynn and Tyler. Even after spending a month in rehab, this trailer shows her lying on a couch, crying about how she feels like “my mental illness ruins everything.”
Alarmingly, she later says that “it’s like my life would be so much better if I wasn’t around.”
And hey, hold on to your hearts for this one, because yes, that is Tyler telling her that “I can’t do this forever, there’s no way.”
While Catelynn and Tyler have certainly struggled this year — who could forget that ridiculous fat-shaming debacle, or, you know, anything else we’ve seen from them on the show? — they are still together now.
We can only hope that they’re stronger for their struggles, because divorce is simply not an option for Teen Mom’s original soulmates.
Another uncomfortable point in the trailer is when gross ol’ Matt Baier suggests to Amber that they let one of his many, many children move in with them to “see if we can straighten him out.”
Remember that Amber and Matt have both dealt with substance abuse issues. And also remember that Amber has a seven-year-old daughter that regularly stays with her. But sure, go ahead and move in Matt’s grown, drug-addicted son.
This is one of those rare occasions where we agree with Gary Shirley — scary, right?
One unexpected moment is the bit at the end with Ryan Edwards, Maci’s ex and the father of her oldest son, Bentley.
Ryan, accused cat murderer and confirmed douchebag, sits there with his crazy eyes while his dad basically disowns him.
Was it because of the cat thing? Ryan’s general behavior for the past several years? Something else?
We don’t know, but we’ll for darn sure be watching to find out.