Saturday, December 26, 2009

Teen Mom on MTV: I Feel Bad for Catelynn.

Catelynn and Tyler, kids on MTV's Teen Mom (formerly 16 and Pregnant) were prominently featured on this week's episode of Teen Mom. The struggle between Catelynn, her mother and her stepdad was portrayed very clearly, and not in a positive light.

My first thought was wondering how Catelynn's stepfather (who I believe is Tyler's dad) acted the way he did on television. I can see it happening privately, bu this show is aired on MTV!

In any case, I feel terrible for Catelynn. She and Tyler made a huge decision to allow their child to have a great life. They knew and understood their limitations, and made a courageous decision to give their child up for adoption. I don't understand how Catelynn's stepfather can be so cruel about that. Aside from that, it made me feel uncomfortable that Catelynn's mother just stood by as the drama unfolded. She should have stuck up for Catelynn.

It's so weird to me that Catelynn's family didn't want her to give up her child for adoption. Children cost money and time, and I'm not totally convinced that the family had either one of those things to share with the child. Adoption is not the end of communication. Catelynn and Tyler receive pictures and communications from Brandon and Theresa. They get, in a sense, the best of both worlds from a tough situation.

What I really admire is that Catelynn and Tyler are still together as a couple. This kind of thing can tear couples apart, and even at their young age, they prevailed.

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