It's hard being a single mom.
It's even harder when millions are invited to comment on your every parenting decision thanks to your role on a popular reality show.
Given her unique set of circumstances, it stands to reason that Briana DeJesus would work hard to give her two daughters as normal an upbringing as possible.
And recently, that meant sheltering them from the fact that she was in a new relationship.
So, did Bri make the right call by keeping 8-year-old Nova in the dark about her romance with John Rodriguez?
No matter your initial reaction to that question, you may feel differently after checking out this preview from Tuesday night's episode of Teen Mom 2:
No Easy Answer
In a preview clip from Tuesday night's episode of Teen Mom 2, Briana DeJesus grapples with a difficult decision many a single parent can relate to: Should she tell her 8-year-old daughter, Nova, about her relationship with John Rodriguez?
Those who follow their celebrity gossip know that Briana and John called it quits back in August, but throughout filming for the show's current season, they appeared to be on the verge of moving in together, so watching this play out behind the scenes is no less intriguing.
Of course, like all good moms, Briana's children - she had Nova, 8, with Devoin Austin, and Stella, 2, with Luis Hernandez - are her top priority, and it's clear that when she contemplated taking the next step with John, her primary concern was how the move would affect her two daughters.
Johnny on the Spot
So while John seemed like a good guy who was genuinely concerned for the happiness of Bri's kids, it makes sense that DeJesus was cautious not only about living with him, but also about explaining to her daughters that she and Rodriguez were officially dating.
Knowing What's at Stake
Bri's younger daughter Stella is just two years old, as we said earlier, and is probably unconcerned with developments in her mother's love life. But for eight-year-old Nova, the stakes are a lot higher. She's old enough to understand the implications of Bri entering a new romantic relationship.
In this preview clip for tonight's episode of Teen Mom 2, Briana reveals that she has not yet told her daughters about her relationship with John ... and proceeds to explain why this is so complicated.