‘Couples Therapy’ Recap: Farrah Abraham Confronts Her Abusive Mom

Thu, February 20, 2014 10:00pm EDT by 24 Comments
Farrah Abraham Couples Therapy
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The ‘Couples Therapy’ cast face some of their darkest demons as Dr. Jenn Berman has each celebrity discuss their abusive childhood. Later, Farrah Abraham’s troubled past takes center stage when her mom, , comes for a confrontational therapy session.

On the Feb. 20 episode of Couples Therapy the cast faces it’s hardest group therapy session ever. Dr. Jenn Berman has the group open up to each other about their haunting childhood dramas, which range from physical abuse to flat-out abandonment. Which celebs made the most progress?

Farrah Abraham Faces Her Abusive Mother

During the emotional group session hosted by Dr. Jenn, 22-year-old Farrah opens up about her troubling history of neglect and physical abuse. Dr. Jenn cracks the case that Farrah’s biggest problem in life has been that no one has ever been there for her, including the very moment she’s sitting alone on the couch talking about her sad childhood.

Farrah Abraham Gives Up Sex

When Dr. Jenn invites Farrah’s mom, Debra Danielson, for a session, the tension grows as they begin to talk about their tumultuous relationship. Dr. Jenn is quick to call out Debra for not only being defensive, but also lying during their session. It doesn’t take long for Debra to start making excuses for abusing Farrah, and soon enough they are arguing about their broken relationship. Dr. Jenn tries to explain that Farrah needs support and empathy from her mother, and eventually Debra has her own emotional breakdown. At the end of the therapy session, both Dr. Jenn helps Farrah realize that Debra will never be the mom she wants or needs her to be.

Jon Gosselin Waits Tables

Jon Gosselin & Liz Jannetta Make Progress

On the Feb. 13 episode of Couples Therapy we saw the cast finally confront Liz Jannetta about how poorly she treats her boyfriend, Jon Gosselin. What started out as a touchy argument resulted in Liz finally understanding that she needs to ease up on Jon. Even though Dr. Jenn agreed that progress was being made, she still took Jon in her office for a one-on-one in hopes of encouraging him to stand up for himself more often. Dr. Jenn thinks that Jon has a bad habit of recreating his relationship with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Couples Therapy is working for this group of celebs?

– Lauren Cox

More ‘Couples Therapy’ News:

  1. Farrah Abraham Slams Taylor Armstrong For Being ‘Jealous’
  2. ‘Couples Therapy’: Jon Gosselin Reveals He Never Cheated On Ex Kate
  3. Kate Gosselin: Stop Using Your Children For Fame

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Tina

Posted at 6:13 PM on February 22, 2014  

I think Julie is Farrah. My theory would also explain why everything is written in Caps. Hit the caps lock button Farrah and turn it off. Jeesh!

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Elvis1

Posted at 12:08 PM on February 23, 2014  

Its (“Julie”) gotta b Farrah or her dad cuz they’re Blaming Debra! As usual.

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Beth

Posted at 4:20 PM on February 22, 2014  

For all of those saying Debra is lying, etc.. Farrah admitted in Dr. Phil that she hit her mother, and called the police on her mom. Her mom answered the doors with knives in her hand because she was cooking and that made things worse. Farrah admitting to lying when she called the police and said her mom hit her.. She admitted that she hit her mom and her mom went to jail! Also. The boy in the porn she is saying she was dating on couples therapy. She told Dr.Phil she hired the guy through a company to film her.. That James dean guy! She said she didn’t know him until he showed up to film her, just her, no one else, in a porn. Dr.phil said, you’re going to look mighty silly when the porn is released.. ( cause she was obviously lying) and she denied it. Swearing she was telling the truth! The porn came out and it was her and James dean having sex. Not just her. Now, she is saying he was her boyfriend at the time. She’s the liar. How can you believe what she says about her parents when everything else she says is a lie!

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Beth

Posted at 3:58 PM on February 22, 2014  

Farrah does not remember getting a time out at 2 or 3 years old and thinking “they don’t care about me. I’ll be here all day. ” that is just absurd. As far as spankings with a leather belt? I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I truly believe time out, groundings, et Al… don’t work for every kid. Some kids need an immediate consequence – like burning your hand on a stove to know its hot – to learn not to do something again. I got spankings with belts, switches, etc.. I’m thankful that I did. I do not think Farrah was spanked.. She is cruel to her parents. No respect or fear. She beat her mother! How disturbing is that? If she was spanked, it wasn’t often enough! Or else she wouldn’t behave that way. Look at Sada. I believe her story. Her personality is so much different from Farrah’s. Was her father right? No! He abused her, which is different from discipline. Discipline doesn’t hurt! It’s used to teach a child. It’s not painful. I remember spankings hurting my feelings, not my body. I was scared, however! I thought twice before doing something wrong.. I didn’t want the consequences! Anyway, people who are raised in abuse are usually people pleasers.. Not narcissist. People who are either neglected, or babied to pieces become narcissist. They’re creating an alternate reality because they’re seeking attention. All the attention that they either lacked, or adjusted to while growing up. I think Dr.Jenn is an A-hole. It seemed obvious to me that Farrah’s mom is beat down.. Broken! And her hints to dr.Jenn seemed to reveal a personality disorder or Asperger’s syndrome. I think it was the latter of the two. She said she wasn’t gifted in reading facial expressions etc.. She needed Farrah to tell her what she needs. Then she goes, ” do you understand?” She was clearly revealing something about herself. I thought it very sad how Dr.Jenn treated her. The only logical explanation I can think of for that is that Farrah is screwed up and I guess some or most of the responsibility for her issues would lie with her parents. And that’s how Dr.Jenn feels.
She’s only 22.. She did learn it some place.

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Domino

Posted at 9:56 PM on February 22, 2014  

II agree Beth, there’s somethin shady goin on here w/Dr Jenn & Farrah.
No Proffnl thrpst would neglect such Non accountbilty/antisocial/child neglctn(nevr mentns Sophia)/deceitfl/behaviorS, How can Farrah heal if these prblms arent adressd? Debra was set up 2 take the Blame/Fall, plain & simple!! Why, thats the Big ?. All Farrah has 2 say is “I’v been hurt” & Dr Jenn xcuses her frm her bad behaviorS & lies? I dont get it? I was hoping 4 a real therapy show & the rest of the cast looks frustratd bout it 2, but this is like a joke. Hopefully BDawe (pd ByFrnd) will b filing his slander case soon re: “Mental Brkdwn” – 1) cuz Farrah has some porn $ now – & 2) we r gona get 2 hear the truth bout the lies.

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Dollie

Posted at 9:40 PM on February 21, 2014  

I remember Farrah & her Mom on Dr Phi, when he askd Debra how she learnd bout her Porn tape, she said that “Farrah had just shown up @ her work place 2 announce it in front of all her co workers!” Can u imagine havin ur workday interuptd w/news like that? Such a selfish daughtr!
She cries bout havin everybody elses’ forgivness bout all her lies & pornoS, but cant give her mom a break from a stupid incident that hapnd so long ago?
She’s bawlin 2 Dr Jenn bout Debra leavn her alone @ the age of 2 (who can rembr that age? LOL, liar) but isnt that what Farrah’s doin 2 Sophia, leavin her alone, while she’s trampin around @ Porn convntns? Farrah Abraham’s hypocrysieS r Epic!

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Rosyposy

Posted at 11:58 AM on February 21, 2014  

@HoneyPot, I agree. Team: Debra Danielson!! HeartS Go out 2 her 4 enduring all this negtv drama her own daughtr has embarrasd & humiliatd her with.
Havin ur own Mom thrown in Jail, by Lying, on natnl TV, cuz ur a spoild/Lying brat who grows up 2 make nasty butt Porn & Lie 2 the world bout evrything that u say, makes u the “Worst Daughtr (&mom 2 Sophia) of The Century”!!
Debra, we’ve heard enough Lies frm Farrah. Write ur story of her REAL behaviorS growin up & now!! She Insistd on bein in the public eye anyway & ALL empathy goes out 2 U now! U deserv ALL the $uccess it will bring U!

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me

Posted at 9:15 AM on February 21, 2014  

Personally I think her parents should have been a little more strict. If I was her mom, I would get full custody of Sofia and tell her to take a hike. Her mom is taking care of her kid while she’s off doing porn, but yet, she is SO terrible? Fuck Farrah.

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jj

Posted at 8:39 AM on February 21, 2014  

I believe the therapist is nuts if she believes every word Farrah says. If i had a daughter that treated me like Farrah treats her mom I would knock her out too. She forgot that Farrah admitted to beating her Mom up. is that supposed to be ok? Farrah is a woman now I guess. grow up, stop blaming everyone else for your crap. Make your own choices without blaming your MOm You are a piece of work Ill tell ya that. You make me so angry and I dont know why, I would knock the shit out of you if you were here, STOP BLAMING YOUR FAMILY FOR YOU MISTAKES AND BEHAVIOR, you chose to be a “porn person”, i cant say star because you are garbage period, not a star. You dont even deserve to be on this show with these other people, you are a liar a whore, and the worst excuse for a human I have seen in a long time. I for one do not feel sorry for your sorry ass.

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This girl makes all women look bad, her and Jenelle need to just despair from the public eye

Posted at 2:53 AM on February 21, 2014  

Did she forget that she already aired all of her parents dirty laundry on teen mom/16 and pregnant? Did she also forget that she she abandoned her kid shoving all responsibility to raising him on her parents before attacking her mom again. Or lets not forget about the lies she told about her bf, who came out with the truth, or that porn star James Dean or Deen whatever. Doesn’t anyone find it odd that she’s still at couples therapy by herself, I mean come on the producers must she how all of her lies have been called out she even lied about the story behind the porno she did.

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julie

Posted at 8:10 AM on February 21, 2014  

MAYBE SHE WOULDNT HAVE BECOME A PORNO STAR IF SHE HAD A NORMAL CHILDHOOD. THOUGHT ABT TTHAT IDIOT?

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jj

Posted at 8:43 AM on February 21, 2014  

you know what, as an adult you make your own choices, I was abondoned as a child, my father abused me in every way possible, I never knew my Mom she gave me away and it goes on on, I was on my own at 16 but I never blamed anyone I let it go and depended on myself to get a life. I became a nurse not a porn star and had three kids and 4 grandkids and I never once blammed anyone for my mistakes, my point is that it is no excuse to blame her parents or anyone else. for tha bad choces she makes and carry a chip pn her shoulder her whole life.

 
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Jackie

Posted at 9:46 AM on February 21, 2014  

You are clearly a child. When you become an adult you will realize that you are not a victim of circumstance. I was also physically abused as a child by my step mom. That doesn’t mean that I would grow up and abandon my child, use drugs, and get a DUI like Farrah. I went to college, got 2 degrees, followed the law, and have 2 kids now that I would never leave. At some point Farrah needs to stop pointing her finger and own up to her own mistakes.

 
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Ally

Posted at 1:28 PM on February 22, 2014  

Many porn stars actually did have normal child hoods but became insecure as they got older for one reason or another. Either way she plays victim but you can tell that she is lying, in fact she seems almost abusive towards her parents at times and they mostly just take it.

 
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Beth

Posted at 4:16 PM on February 22, 2014  

Being an attention seeking fame hungry adolescent is your parents fault how? Her parents don’t live life in the lime light! They didn’t raise her in the lime light! They don’t believe in her porn career? Wasn’t set by example, that’s for sure! Her parents views would reflect mostly in Farrah’s parenting! And they obviously disagree with her parenting on some level, as she uses the child to control them. ( she wouldn’t leave her child with ABUSERS either, would she?) BTW, No one has a “normal” childhood! I’ve never met one person who didn’t have a complaint, whether it valid or not,, about their childhood. ( I have met people who use their childhood to excuse their ugly behavior, tho) Rich kids who are handed everything are spoiled entitled brats. If you love your kids so much you’re afraid to let them go, you hurt their chances of surviving on their own, and possibly create a narcissist. If you pop your child’s butt to teach them consequences of poor behavior. ( like in real life. There’s jail) you’re abusing them. How exactly do you give a child a normal childhood? Please, do share! I’d guarantee that someone who grew up in what you believe ideal will have a few complaints about it. Their only hope is to learn from their parents mistakes! And not use it to be a menace to society, like many do. Lastly, look at Farrah’s behavior. It is not the behavior of someone living the childhood she claims to have lived. Dr.Jenn should know that. Probably does but can’t out her on TV. The majority of Farrah’s issues, I believe, stem from pregnant at 16 and the father of her child being deceased. That would scar the strongest person. She was also raised by someone I believe could have Aspergers. If I’m right, she wasn’t shown empathy because her mom doesn’t know how to show empathy. They would explain her own inability to a certain degree. Learning to be a pathological liar? Narc. ? My guess is she was allowed to control the house for many years. I also believe she has a personality disorder. The porn was for fame and money. She compared herself to Kim K. She was not raised to behave like that. Her parents aren’t Michael Lohan.

 
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Honeypot

Posted at 10:49 PM on February 20, 2014  

A slap on Farrahs face frm 6 yrs ago is so abusive & scarring?? How bout the trash talk that Still keeps comin outa Farrahs mouth 2 her mom? That slap was nothing! Xagerated by Farrah 2 dr Jenn, How bout Farrah throwin her own mom in jail unfairly? Thats traumatizing!
I think it’s time 4 Farrahs mom Debra 2 write a “Tell All Book” Now!! Farrah has used her as a public punchn bag on evry TV talk show she’s been able 2 get her lying stories on. A book bout this now, would b a best sellr cuz the world wants the truth already!! Debra would desrv all the success & accalaids aftr the humiliation her own daughtr has put her thru. Farrah also uses Sophia as a weapon anyway & keeps her away from Debra, so she has nothing 2 lose anymore.

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Selena

Posted at 11:01 PM on February 20, 2014  

I totally agree and why doesn’t Dr.Jenn see this? Now,Farrah has this all over the internet like she is so proud of what she did to her mom.I was even more shocked to see what Dr.Jenn had to say to her mother. Dr.Jenn should have checked all her facts. Farrah loves to play the victim but it’s the ppl she comes into contact with that become the victims.
As for her mother calling her a whore…Really? What do you call a person that does porn and gets paid for it?

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julie

Posted at 8:11 AM on February 21, 2014  

MAYBE SHE WOULDNT HAVE BECOME A PORN STAR IF HER MOM DIDNT ABUSE HER. AND ABOUT HER MOM CalLING HER A WHORE IT SHOWS ALREADY HOW NURTURING AND LOVING THE BITCH IS RIGHT?

 
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julie

Posted at 8:09 AM on February 21, 2014  

its not like that. wow she said “bad things” about her mommy. what a shame. and why are u so sure it was just “a slap”. check your sources again. there is no smoke without fire and the same thing happened 2 woody allens daughter: she was sexually abused and nobody believed her. i was physically and mentally abused by my mom since i was a baby and until my teenage years. maybe she would still abuse me but she cant anymore, she still does some verbal abuse.did the mommy feel any shame when she was hitting her?i also tell people abt my abuse and sometimes i get the same shit reaction like urs: people just wanna overlook it, they prefer 2 say the child is exaggerating. well ITS NOT. AND ITS NOT A NICE FEELING AS A CHILD WHEN U HAVE NOWHERE TO GO AND NO ESCAPE AND UR CHASED AND BEATEN EVERYDAY FOR REASONS LIKE U DROPPED A CRUMB ON THE FLOOR OR WHY DIDNT U GET ONLY A’S. ABUSE IS SHIT AND STOP ENCOURAGING IT WITH THIS BEHAVIOURr talking shit. sarah is the victim of abuse, as her mother admitted in the end as well. stop minimizing this thing. if it would have been sexual abuse maybe it wud have been taken more serious. but physical and mental is just as bad. i jhave been abused by my mom from the first weeks of my life, my cousin and grandma told me. and then i remember constant abuse through the years soince i was just a few years old, she would run after me in the house and put me ina corner and beat me, sometimes getting with her feet on me and hit me. my dad pretended he didnt see and my moms mom whom i loved very much and didnt see exactly what happened, but heard my mom complaining thatb i told her 2 go to hell-i just shouted smth back when she was tellin me 2 rot or die in cancer and beating me. but she would tell my grandma only this that i told her 2 go to hell. and when i told my grandma what she said 2 me abnd how she beat me, she would say its ur mom u cant get upset with her. wtf?my dad rpetended he didnt see anything, and then yeah i became a rbeel teenager. maybe farrah wouldnt have turned into a porn star if she had a normal childhood. but thats the shit with abused kids, they re not only hurting in their childhood they often become “losers” in later life or end up doing self-distructive things and sabotaging thems3elves. im just managing to 2 sabotage myself anymore after many jobs where i was praised but just all the time did smth and got kicked out. even a hr manager told me she could see how i was sabotaging myself. so leave the poor girl alone. psycho women shouldnt be allowed 2 have kids. and farrah IS victim. closing ur eyes is not ok.

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julie

Posted at 8:13 AM on February 21, 2014  

DEBRA S BOOK WOULD EITHER BE TRUE AND SAY THAT SHE KICKED DAUGHTER S ASS OR WOULD BE FULL OF LIES.

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Selena

Posted at 10:24 PM on February 20, 2014  

Farrah was disrespectful as hell on Teen Mom.Her parents took care of her child. Furthermore,how would you feel if your daug.turned to be a porn star? I can’t believe Dr.Jenn has fallen for this BS. Farrah is NOT a victim…Hopefully,Dr.Jenn will eventually see the REAL Farrah.I doubt she will admit it. I had so much respect fro Dr.Jenn but this was way wrong. Farrah even admitted she hit her mother and that’s okay?

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julie

Posted at 8:12 AM on February 21, 2014  

AS A KID WHEN U GET KICKED AND KICKED SOMETIMES U KICK BACK. BUT IT CANT COMPARE 2 THE HIT SHE GOT FROM HER MOM AS SHE WAS A GROWN UP. AND ADULT ISNT SUPPOSED 2 HIT A CHILD. OR ARE U LIVING IN THE STONE AGE?OR MAYBE UR AN ABUSER URSELF THATS WHY U THINK ITS OK

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Honeypot

Posted at 11:29 AM on February 21, 2014  

Jeez Michael Abraham, ur so transparant.
Instead of spewing ur bull 2 us, go talk 2 ur PORN daughtr bout the gutter she lives in.
No wondr she keeps making PORN, U just enable Farrah @ evry1 of her Horrorbl choices “Julie” LOL

 
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Mister Baja

Posted at 10:09 PM on February 20, 2014  

so this war has a ‘Lift Off’?

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