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.
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 & 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.
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— Lauren Cox