This season of Teen Mom OG hasn't been too kind to Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.
Or rather, Tyler Baltierra hasn't been too kind to Catelynn Lowell in this season of Teen Mom OG.
Check out this new sneak peek for next week's episode of the show, let it wash over you in all its horror:
It's bad, right?
Things start off tense, and it looks like Tyler's prepared himself for this conversation. He asks her how she's doing, she tells him she's bored, and he starts to go off.
"You know what, Cate?" he tells her. "You better figure out something to do. What do you want to do?"
She says that she doesn't know, and he says "I hope that you wouldn't let yourself go back to the way you were."
He tells Catelynn that she's "walking through life like a log," and that "I can't do this forever, there's no way. Not like this."
Yeah, things are getting pretty rough for what used to be the greatest couple on Teen Mom.
"I mean, I guess that'd be a way of losing you," that's a thing he actually said.
Finally, Tyler tells her "Listen, if you go into this thing again, I gotta check out. 'Cause I'll get hardened. I'll close everybody off. It's safe that way."
Then Catelynn cries, says "I feel like my mental illness ruins everything," and that's it.
Thanks for all the heartache, y'all.
Honestly, Tyler comes off looking like a great big jackass in all this. When this was filmed, Catelynn had just gotten home after spending 30 days in rehab, so you'd think he'd be a little more supportive, right?
Of course, this is the guy that also charmingly cried out "I don't want no heifer for a wife," so tact really isn't ever going to come into play here.
Oh, and who could forget how, just before this upsetting little clip was filmed, Tyler observed that Catelynn was "really indulging" while having dinner? On Mother's Day?
Look, Tyler clearly loves Catelynn, and it seems like he really is trying to help her with her mental health struggles, but how long is it going to take him to learn that this is not the way to help her?
She needs support, not criticism. And she definitely doesn't need criticism the way Tyler dishes it out.
This is turning out to be a real mess, but hey, what else could we possibly expect?