Sounds like Liz ODed in the house…this should be coming up in a future episode. but this week, the focus is mainly on Tyler and Catelynn.
LOL at Flava Flav braving the wilderness to get flowers for Liz.
In therapy Abby talks about being taught to be bulimic in her home. It was bleeped out but it sounds like her mother. Abby cries and everyone is moved by the story except Joe who smiles when he says he is going to make her eat pasta because she is afraid of pasta. Dr. Jenn goes in on Joe and tells him he is not going to make her do anything and he needs to butt out. The male therapist next to her is grinning at Joe when he says it. WTF is his deal? Joe rolls his eyes at Dr. Jenn.
Liz’s childhood was sexually, physically, and emotionally abused in horrific ways. Dr. Jenn is trying to get the others to understand Liz, because the other couples seem to hold Liz accountable for her crazy but FF gets off scott free. Then it is FF turn. His childhood included getting beat on his privates with an extension cord among other things. Dr. Jenn points out that his family abuse left him humiliated and when Liz says things to him, he immediately thinks she is trying to humiliate him. I think Dr. Jenn is the only decent TV therapist on any of these shows.
Next up is Catelynn. She remembers her mother always being passed out drunk and her trying to wake her up. They had no food. She went to Tyler’s Mom and she raised her. Tyler was raised by a single mom. His Dad was in and out of prison. My observation: Tyler had to be the parent with his father. All the other couples come to Tyler for advice in the house.
After group, Chingy and Temple both say the other does not show emotion. In couples therapy, Dr. Jenn sends Chingy to cook dinner at Temple’s house. Temple is a neat freak. They have issues about moving in with each other because of her neatness and him wanting to relax in his own home. It’s a go for this to happen but then Temple gets angry with Chingy for always being online and ignoring her and he cancels the dinner.
In Tyler’s individual therapy, he seems to feel obligated to Catelynn. Because they grew up together, he doesn’t know who he is without her. He can’t bear to hurt her, but he wants some time to be “just Tyler” not TylerandCatelynn. I think after the show Tyler moved to New Orleans to do some soul-searching. Tyler tells Catelynn that he doesn’t think they are ready to get married. He says they both need to work on some things about themselves. Catelynn did not react well. Dr Jenn should have mediated that discussion. Catelynn has already booked the venue and bought the dress and feels there is no turning back.
The saga continues next week. Is that when Liz goes to the hospital? I am I the only one watching this?