On the Feb. 27 episode of ‘Couples Therapy,’ both Farrah Abraham and Jon Gosselin are forced to deal with their exes. The confrontations have to very different results.
Farrah Abraham Faces Her Ex-Boyfriend
Dr. Jenn Berman wants insight on what it’s like to date Farrah Abraham so that she can help the former Teen Mom move forward. In hopes of finding answers, Dr. Jenn invites her ex-boyfriend Daniel Alvarez into a therapy session. Although the therapy session is much more civil than others we’ve seen on the show, Daniel really takes the opportunity to open up about all of Farrah’s faults. Dr. Jenn thinks that Farrah pushes people away without realizing it, and Daniel agrees. “I didn’t feel like I was being treated properly, like a boyfriend,” Daniel explains during the session. He admits that although they had fun, he saw things in her that he did not like. As you saw in the episode preview, Daniel explains that he thinks that Farrah is unintentionally rude, blunt, and disrespectful. “It’s just the way that you act with people,” Daniel tells her. Farrah seems pretty confused, but Dr. Jenn seems happy to get an honest opinion from someone other than Farrah for once. “Thank you for showing up,” Farrah says to Daniel before he leaves, proving that he might just be right about the rude part.
After Daniel is gone, Dr. Jenn tells Farrah that she might be disrespectful to people in the Couples Therapy house without even realizing it. Farrah seems skeptical, but it’s clear that she takes Dr. Jenn’s opinions very seriously. Dr. Jenn makes sure to tell her that she has made a lot of progress since she started the show, reminding her that if Daniel had come in on the first day of filming she wouldn’t have been as willing to listen to him.
Later, the group takes a field trip for an anger management therapy session that allows them to completely destroy a house. All Farrah can think about in the house is how her mom, Debra Danielson, only cared about having a house and possessions instead of caring about her. Farrah starts taking her anger out on a painting that ends up out of the window “for all the things” she “couldn’t touch” growing up. Farrah confesses that the plastic surgery was a result of people making fun of her and the lack of affection she received from her parents.
Jon Gosselin: Kate Hates Me More Than She Loves Our Kids
Jon Gosselin opens up to his Couples Therapy housemates about his drama with ex-wife Kate, and how he would never put Kate through what she puts him through. Jon reveals that he’s written a book, but he’s scared to get it published because of the legal concerns. The book took him two years to write, and it consists of his side of the story over the demise of their marriage.
Jon gets a pretty heated phone call from Kate that we aren’t able to hear, and his girlfriend Liz Jannetta reminds him that the last time she let him talk to his kids was over two weeks ago. Liz just wants to be able to help Jon and see his drama “go away.” Jon is still reeling from his argument with Kate, and he even discusses trying to fight for custody of the kids that want to live with him. His angry rant results in him saying that he wants her to “go and f–king die.” It’s a pretty harsh statement to make, because despite all of the drama Kate causes she is still the mother of his children.
In the group therapy session, Jon has the most violent outburst when he’s asked to think about his previous marriage to Kate. Jon says everything was “fake” as he destroys a dining room table with a baseball bat. When that isn’t enough, he takes an axe to the table until it’s been cut in half. That still isn’t enough. Jon starts picking up chairs and smashing through glass doors while discussing that his ten year marriage was “worthless.” It’s scary to watch, especially after he said he wanted Kate to “die” earlier in the episode.
Taylor Armstrong Faces Parenting Troubles
After the group therapy session revolving around childhood abuse, Dr. Jenn is concerned about Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong‘s confession that she blames herself for allowing her daughter Kennedy to witness her ex-husbands abuse. In order to help Taylor work on this, Dr. Jenn calls her in for a one-on-one and offers her some professional advice on how to improve her parenting skills. Dr. Jenn wants Taylor to remember that she’s the parent, not her daughter, and that she has to stop people-pleasing everyone or she will never please herself.
During the group therapy session, Taylor’s childhood abuse is triggered. Her emotional breakdown allows her to unleash her anger on the house, and she starts throwing trophies and smashing glass all over the place until her whole body is shaking. Taylor has to stop herself because she doesn’t feel like she’s in control of her body, but admits that she does feel better.
— Lauren Cox