Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Recap - Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn on VH1 - Season 1, Episode 1

VH1 has given us Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn for years, and now Dr. Jenn has moved onto Family Therapy.

The people featured are as follows:

Michelle "Sister" Patterson and Tiffany Pollard from Flavor of Love and I Love New York fame. Tiffany is crushed by her overbearing mother. Tiffany moved across the country to be far away from her mother. In a super creepy turn of events, Tiffany said she wants a son, and her mom said she'd take the kid away from her.

This pair arrived first, and Tiffany hated that there was no alcohol in the house. Sister Patterson was mad that she had to sleep in a twin bed. Sister Patterson went on to say that Dina Lohan is venomous, which may not be wrong, but is at least a little hypocritical from this drama mama.

Michael and Dina Lohan, parents of Lindsay Lohan, and people who love the spotlight. Michael said Dina treated the kids like pawns; Dina said there was abuse in the house. Michael wants to clear his name, but did admit to hitting Dina.

The Dash brothers, including Damon Dash, who barely communicate. We'll see them next week.

Brittany and Briana DeJesus, who appeared on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom 3. Brittany had an abortion while Briana had her baby. Their mom helps to take care of baby Nova, and Brittany feels left out because of her decision. The pair arrived in the house and connected well with April Margera, noted below.

Bam Margera and his mom April Margera rounded out the group, and this was a heavy one - Bam is struggling with alcoholism. He was a mess when we first saw him on the show - he told us about how he punched out a porch window because he didn't feel like he deserved it. His hand was bleeding like crazy. His mom was understandably concerned about his life, as he is both an alcoholic and suicidal. Things took a turn for the worse after Bam's costar and friend passed away in a car accident.

The group got together for their first process group with Dr. Jenn. She was joined by Dr. Christian Conte.

Dina spoke first and mentioned all of the mental and physical abuse that happened early in their marriage. Michael contested this, saying Dina's taking a small set of situations and making them seem like they happened much more frequently. Michael called Dina a pathological liar, saying that Dina did drugs, even though she says she never did.

Dr. Jenn stepped in to help guide the pair, and Sister Patterson stepped in as if she knew better.

Tiffany was called upon next, but said she didn't feel like talking because she didn't know anyone and felt exposed. Tiffany said she didn't want to be part of a group, and Dr. Conte gave a look that said this is totally ridiculous. Sister Patterson stepped in and criticized Dr. Jenn, saying that you don't do a group session on day one and told Dr. Jenn she should have met everyone one-on-one. She continued by saying that Dr. Jenn is being unprofessional. Then some more back and forth happened and Sister Patterson walked out of the room.

Back with Dr. Jenn, April Margera tried to talk about finding peace for her son, but Sister Patterson was screaming in the background about male cameramen and Dr. Conte entering her room without knocking.

Dr. Jenn eventually went to the room and Sister Patterson continued to go off about Dr. Conte entering her room. She didn't even realize he was her therapist. Dr. Jenn said Sister Patterson was being disrespectful and she couldn't accept that. Tiffany agreed that her mom was being overdramatic and disrespectful, and she didn't even know why she was mad.

I was initially skeptical about this show, but I am so watching this season of Family Therapy. Sister Patterson is absolutely bananas, and we will be seeing a lot of that over the next few weeks!

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