We all knew that Amber Portwood’s tense relationship with Leah wouldn’t magically go away on its own.
On this week’s season premiere of Teen Mom OG, Amber was sure to bring it up.
As we have come to expect from her, she wasn’t exactly taking responsibility for how she has failed her daughter.
Instead, Amber ranted about how other people must be turning her 12-year-old daughter against her.
On Tuesday night’s premiare of Season 9B, Amber griped about how much distance has grown between the two of them.
"Leah and I are still struggling with our relationship," Amber revealed to the cameras.
"My relationship with her has changed a lot," she added.
"I haven’t seen her in quite some time," Amber detailed.
Leah of course lives with Gary, her father, and Gary’s wife, Kristina.
It is Kristina whom Amber has consistently (and loudly) accused of driving a wedge between her and Leah.
Amber spoke to her own mother during the premiere.
She expressed her hurt feelings over Leah’s characterization of their bond, which were made last season.
As we all remember so clearly, Leah said that they didn’t have much of a mother-daughter bond, that Amber "just birthed" her and then "left."
"What she said about me was very hurtful," Amber expressed.
"I was a bit shocked," Amber’s mother replied.
Amber then insisted that "someone is in her ear."
This is of course another example of Amber accusing Kristina, and possibly Gary, of influencing Leah against her.
Amber teared up, possibly in the hopes of eliciting sympathy from viewers.
"And," she complained, "it’s not right."
Amber attempted to see Leah on Easter (telling us how long ago this was filmed), but it didn’t end up happening.
"I feel very stressed right now," she lamented to production. "A little sad."
"They haven’t been answering any of my phone calls or text messages," Amber complained. "I was ignored."
Come to think of it, Amber made a lengthy post vowing to "make things right" with Leah around that time this past spring.
It’s always interesting to see what the on-camera side of Amber’s social media mess looks like.
Amber had more to say … though how she continues to blame others for all of this remains a mystery.
"All I do is text Leah all the time," Amber told the camera.
"I don’t get anything back," she complained. "Never. Not anymore."
Amber went so far as to show her phone to the camera, including plenty of messages with zero replies.
Instead of taking the hint, Amber merely confessed that it has been "a long time" since she actually spoke to Leah.
"I can’t count the days," she expressed.
Amber explained: "It’s just going to make me more depressed."
After everything that Amber has done, she just doesn’t get it.
"I don’t understand why I’m getting treated this way right now,’" Amber whined.
She then threatened: "I’m not going to give up on her."
It’s important to remember that Amber isn’t just a bad partner and an ill-behaved person.
Amber is also a bad mom. That’s not really debated by anyone other than Amber and her most devoted fans.
Her total inability to take true responsibility for her actions, including but not limited to her failings as a parent, have led her to this place.