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Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 10:09 PM

(I know I'm going to hell for this but I'm going to write it anyway) I can't believe that two such unattractive people were in a sex-focused episode. The thought of them having sex constantly just grosses me out.

By the way, Brittany should have spent some of her sex-begging time on cleaning up her nasty apartment. Ick.
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 7:09 PM

When I saw the headline for this article, I was positive it was about Brittany. Heh.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 1:12 PM

Ew a 19 year old living with a 34 year old. That means he knocked her up when she was 16 and he was 31. It's not surprising considering he had the maturity level of a high schooler. Neither one of them were perfect though. She kept him around to be a free baby sitter and as a back up man while she stripped and looked for fun on the side. He stayed presumably because he's immature and still in love with the mother of his child. I'm sorry but by 34 I think it's a little sad you're planting bugs on your 19 year old ex and being a sad little puppy dog waiting for her. Big shocker she tried to move out, then let him move in again. That poor kid, his mom is a huge bitch who strips and his dad is a total pussy.

The other couple was just as bad. I was betting the entire time that he would get back together with his ex at the end and I WAS RIGHT. Nina was right to be mad, women aren't stupid. She knew that ex was waiting in the shadows to take him over as soon as they broke up. However, I think she was a little too obsessed with the face to face talk. The ex is just going to say "no I totally don't want him". That's not going to fix anything.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 1:52 PM

I'm sorry but by 34 I think it's a little sad you're planting bugs on your 19 year old ex and being a sad little puppy dog waiting for her.

I thought Shawn was completely, utterly pathetic. (Well, first I thought he was cute, and then as the episode went on I thought he was pitiful.) I mean, first of all, he knocked up a 16-year-old when he was 31; I'm 31 and if one of my friends brought around his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend, we'd all stop talking to him. (Which I wondered about, given that he said he had no one to borrow from.) One of my closest friends is 15 years younger than her husband, but they met when she was 25. Second, fucking bugging the chick's phone? Acting all jealous, pouting and sniveling after her ... I was sitting there like "Dude, Craigslist. Find a roommate and a spine while you're up." It was SO pathetic.

She was no prize either (and her porn-star eye makeup bugged the shit out of me); her breaking down over the $1000 rent difference (how was it that she was working, he wasn't, yet she was counting on him for that $1000 and only had $200?) after she'd just laid it bare that they were done was so gross. And it really was fucked up that they lived together, co-parented, shared a bed, and apparently still had sex, but they weren't together - it had to be confusing, so I'll give Shawn that.

I wasn't surprised at all that the other one and his ex got back together. I wouldn't have dated the dude in the first place. He clearly liked the drama of having both women around. So many of these episodes should just be called "True Life: I'm a Drama Queen who Makes Bad Decisions."

Edited by Empress1, Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:05 PM.

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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

Second, fucking bugging the chick's phone? Acting all jealous, pouting and sniveling after her ... I was sitting there like "Dude, Craigslist. Find a roommate and a spine while you're up." It was SO pathetic.

Empress1, I kept saying to my tv screen: get a restraining order, get a restraining order! I really had a bad feeling about this dude's obsession and yeah, 31 year old/16 year old, other than ILLEGAL, also very squicky.

Edited by dreamy, Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:04 PM.

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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:09 PM

I enjoyed green card Daniel's story. It was nice seeing someone with a talent that didn't involve a pole for once. And I loved Sateema's mother saying "Talking to you is making me dumber." That pretty much summarizes True Life in general.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

Josh is a bum. What a loser. Also was he wearing the same dingy gray sweat pants the entire episode?
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

She was no prize either (and her porn-star eye makeup bugged the shit out of me); her breaking down over the $1000 rent difference (how was it that she was working, he wasn't, yet she was counting on him for that $1000 and only had $200?) after she'd just laid it bare that they were done was so gross.


WORD, the money thing made no sense. And I felt like if he were moving out the day before the rent is due, at least he owed her the $1000, as he was living there for the month prior...

Also, could homegirl wear ANYTHING else than booty shorts?? Booty shorts at the therapist's office, booty shorts while trick or treating...

Also, what exactly was her job? Was she a stripper or just a waitress at a 'gentleman's club'? B/c she mentioned she brought home $2k one night- not gonna lie, kind of jelly.

Edited by rml24601, Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:41 PM.

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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:38 PM

Talking to you is making me dumber


YES! I wanted to know what the masseuses thought. This can't be relaxing for anyone. Drinking Game Alert: every time you see the child eating McDonald's take a drink. Sir you don't work, cook meals for your child. Did the baby have rickets?
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:46 PM

"[Josh] just hates to work"? Well, boo-hoo. He was just a lazy asshole. They should have been broken up before the second kid (who was really bow-legged, did anyone notice that at the end when he was just in his diaper?) came along.

The other couple got more of my sympathy, because it was a harder situation. He did have to stay in school since otherwise he'd be deported, and it seemed like he'd tried to find some kind of work. (Their baby and his big brown eyes were adorable.) I liked that Daniel was so appreciative of Kayla and saw his "job" as keeping his scholarship, and he did play the guitar beautifully. The student loan was a good idea in this case - $2000 isn't a huge amount, and it was for the greater good.

And I loved Sateema's mother saying "Talking to you is making me dumber."

That had me DYING.

Also, could homegirl wear ANYTHING else than booty shorts?? Booty shorts at the therapist's office, booty shorts while trick or treating...

And I'm-a be bitchy for a sec: she really didn't have the body for them. When she said she'd made $2K one night, I thought "Those men must not be very discriminating." Although she did look OK in the bustier, maybe because it actually appeared to fit. When she was in shorts and tees, both were way too small - if I can see the outline of your navel AND your belly is hanging over your shorts, you need to go up a size.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 4:35 PM

the second kid (who was really bow-legged, did anyone notice that at the end when he was just in his diaper?)


Did that kid really need some milk or something? It killed me seeing both children drag huge bags of chips around that sad apartment while their father, I don't know, brokered peace in the Middle East or cured diabetes or whatever he was doing on his cell phone.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 5:58 PM

I laughed when Sateema put on stripper eye makeup to go talk to an Air Force recruiter. Did they say where she was going to undergrad? Her poor children ... the older girl was so beautiful and looked so sad.

The contrast between her story and Kayla's was striking. I would have thought more of them if Kayla, who was already struggling financially, and Daniel, who knew he had to keep his scholarship, had been smart enough to avoid getting pregnant in the first place. But they seemed like a genuinely happy couple, supportive of each other, and their delight in their baby made me smile. Loved it when Daniel was dancing toward the bed with the baby's bottle. He also seemed rather talented. If they're smart, they'll capitalize on the episode by creating a site (or iTunes account) to sell MP3s of his music. I'd buy a couple.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 8:32 PM

I laughed when Sateema put on stripper eye makeup to go talk to an Air Force recruiter. Did they say where she was going to undergrad? Her poor children ... the older girl was so beautiful and looked so sad.

The contrast between her story and Kayla's was striking. I would have thought more of them if Kayla, who was already struggling financially, and Daniel, who knew he had to keep his scholarship, had been smart enough to avoid getting pregnant in the first place. But they seemed like a genuinely happy couple, supportive of each other, and their delight in their baby made me smile. Loved it when Daniel was dancing toward the bed with the baby's bottle. He also seemed rather talented. If they're smart, they'll capitalize on the episode by creating a site (or iTunes account) to sell MP3s of his music. I'd buy a couple.


Not to mention Sateema had on that short ass dress and heels. Come on now, I think we all knew the air force thing wasn't going to happen. Josh was a lazy slob. What did she see in him to have not 1 but 2 kids knowing full well this dude wants to be a full time couch surfer. Guess what Josh, most people don't want to work either but that's part of being an adult.

Daniel and Kayla were one of the rare couples where you didn't hate either one of them and I was SUPER proud she wasn't a stripper! See ladies of the prior 2 episodes, there are choices out there for young mothers besides being a stupid whore. I think Daniel could have found some way to contribute without getting a job at a chain place where they check your immigration status. Why couldn't he get music gigs or sell stuff on ebay? I had no idea getting a green card cost so much, I always thought once married you just magically became a US citizen. Yes, I do think the whole "oh we got pregnant, guess we should move in and get married" thing is annoying, but they seemed like the kid of couple where it would have happened if given the time so I'll let it slide.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 10:27 PM

I thought that Sateema and Josh had a really poor relationship, they did not have good conversations or positive interactions with each other. She was working to support their family, however he was just playing at life, he had no intention of doing anything and he knew that if things went wrong he could go back home to his mother's house which is what he did. I think Sateema is trying to do right by her kids, however, she needs to be realistic; she will not be able to go to medical school with two little kids, it takes alot of time, money and effort and she just doesn't have the support system in place to do that. She should try to work towards her degree, but be realistic with her goals and try to be present for her kids while they need her since they are little and fulfill her goals when they're old enough to help themselves.

I truly liked Kayla and I do hope that she and Daniel make it, they were so lovely together and they seem to be trying to get their lives together and he was such happy first time dad.
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 1:15 AM

Word to how gross the sex addicts were - and what was the correlation between sex addiction and gross tattoos?

Also to how pathetic Josh was and how generally nice and root-able Kayla and Daniel were. They shouldn't have had a baby but they seemed to be responsible, loving, normal, good people doing their best for each other. Yes, he could have theoretically done work under the table but if caught, he could have been deported. I understand the stakes being too high to risk it.

Yay for Kayla with the grades and thinking of the loan - I can't believe they didn't think of that before. It's a small loan and with them both moving toward careers it'd seem a no-brainer. They seem like they'll totally succeed and look back happily in a few years at what their sacrifices bought them.

Sateema (I cannot with the name) however... nice that she wants med school but dragging that lump along with her, for what, is not a good plan. Someone should have pointed out to her long ago that life with Josh is not much different and only possibly better than life with Josh. He contributed nothing but occasional, basic childcare and cost her money, fighting and stress and worry.

Her big plan to enlist was just inane. Yes, they'd maybe pay for med school - does she not understand they'd send her wherever? She was acting like the only time she'd need childcare was during basic training. Like, then what if you're sent to live someplace 2,000 miles from your mother and Josh and/or deployed to god knows where? Then what do you do with them? I think she should have just moved in with her mother, maybe gotten a larger place for them both, assuming her mother was as amenable to childcare as she seemed. If they pooled their money and it was easier to watch the kids if they didn't have to be taken back and forth and fast food bought and etc., it'd be easier to concentrate on school. Multigenerational living can be a good thing if everyone is on board.

Rocky and his second chance is on now. He creeps me out. Ugh, he was no less fucking creepy the second time around.

Also caught the orthorexia ep, which I wanted to see. Poor Spring's mother (that whole family could not have screamed 'hi, we're from Oregon' more if they tried) - her face when she said she'd been purging was like, terrified. At first I thought her mother was educated and could help but then with the arm in the air and stress and 'sugar handling' and oy.

Could her mother not have, oh I dunno, mentioned that there are tons of nutrients that are not available unless the food is cooked? That's the kind of obvious counter to the all raw thing. She seened to get better tho.

The diet obsessed one was kind of annoying and the guy's family - and that nutritionist!!! - made me want to smack them. Veganism is perfectly healthy. I get he wasn't in it for general vegan reason, and was fine with meat himself and clearly had a mental issue, but the seeming dismissal of veganism as unhealthy on its face with no counterpoint really pissed me off.

I also wondered if the meat didn't make him ill. Many people get very ill if they start up eating meat after eing vegetarian or vegan for a period of time. Some people completely lose the ability to produce the enzymes required to digest the stuff but even ones who don't can get sick for a while as they adapt back. I'd have thought that would freak him out.

Edited by beezer, Apr 16, 2012 @ 3:40 AM.

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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 6:40 AM

Poor Spring's mother (that whole family could not have screamed 'hi, we're from Oregon' more if they tried) - her face when she said she'd been purging was like, terrified. At first I thought her mother was educated and could help but then with the arm in the air and stress and 'sugar handling' and oy.

Could her mother not have, oh I dunno, mentioned that there are tons of nutrients that are not available unless the food is cooked? That's the kind of obvious counter to the all raw thing. She seened to get better tho.


That "diagnosis" drove me batty. First we had the "allergic to everything" episode with the quacky chiropractor diagnosis, and now this. I get that True Life is fly-on-the-wall, but I'm dying for them to put up "This is not real medical treatment!" notices on these segments. I also have no doubt that Spring was telling the truth when she said that her mother sometimes encouraged her crazy diet. I bet that when Spring was breast-feeding, her mother was a maniac about "clean" eating, and that probably helped spur the problem.
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 6:52 AM

the second kid (who was really bow-legged, did anyone notice that at the end when he was just in his diaper?) came along.

I noticed that too, I hope daddy dearest can make time out of his busy schedule to take him to a doctor!

Come on now, I think we all knew the air force thing wasn't going to happen.

I think this girl is way too ditzy to eve become a doctor...I was wondering if she realized she'd have to give up custody of her children, IF she was accepted into the military. I know for a fact that any recruiter worth his/her salt would have given that hooker outfit a major side-eye. It is NOT about just accepting a contract and picking your medical school! She'd have to be accepted as an officer candidate, a whole lot of steps before just "allowing: the air force to pay for her medical school.
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

(that whole family could not have screamed 'hi, we're from Oregon' more if they tried)

WTF is a "salt grotto?" People actually spend negotiable American dollars, in a recession, to just sit with their feet in salt? Like, that's the whole activity?
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 8:19 AM

WTF is a "salt grotto?" People actually spend negotiable American dollars, in a recession, to just sit with their feet in salt? Like, that's the whole activity?

I had to look this place up when I saw that. Apparently, being in the salty air is supposed to have all kinds of "healing" properties? Seemed like the kind of thing she would be into...
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

I thought Shawn was completely, utterly pathetic. (Well, first I thought he was cute, and then as the episode went on I thought he was pitiful.) I mean, first of all, he knocked up a 16-year-old when he was 31; I'm 31 and if one of my friends brought around his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend, we'd all stop talking to him. (Which I wondered about, given that he said he had no one to borrow from.) One of my closest friends is 15 years younger than her husband, but they met when she was 25. Second, fucking bugging the chick's phone? Acting all jealous, pouting and sniveling after her ... I was sitting there like "Dude, Craigslist. Find a roommate and a spine while you're up." It was SO pathetic.

She was no prize either (and her porn-star eye makeup bugged the shit out of me); her breaking down over the $1000 rent difference (how was it that she was working, he wasn't, yet she was counting on him for that $1000 and only had $200?) after she'd just laid it bare that they were done was so gross. And it really was fucked up that they lived together, co-parented, shared a bed, and apparently still had sex, but they weren't together - it had to be confusing, so I'll give Shawn that.

WORD, the money thing made no sense. And I felt like if he were moving out the day before the rent is due, at least he owed her the $1000, as he was living there for the month prior...

Also, could homegirl wear ANYTHING else than booty shorts?? Booty shorts at the therapist's office, booty shorts while trick or treating...

Also, what exactly was her job? Was she a stripper or just a waitress at a 'gentleman's club'? B/c she mentioned she brought home $2k one night- not gonna lie, kind of jelly.


I agree Shawn came off as pathetic and I got a bit of a creeper vibe from him as the episode went on. I know a few women who married to or dating men who are a lot older than them, but they also were in their 20's when they started dating. I have a friend who is 26 and just got engaged to her 40 year old boyfriend. They started dating two years ago and people accepted it because my friend was 24 and has a career. She said that if she had been a teenager dating a 30 something guy her parents probably wouldn't have accepted it. A 31 year old impregnating a minor looks bad and I agree Shawn might have lost friends over that. I wonder if Amber's relationship with her family was destroyed because her relationship with Shawn. There was no mention at all about her parents.

I felt a bit sorry for Amber because of the shit Shawn was pulling on her. She was annoying and I also thought her makeup was like a porn star's. As for her job in the beginning of the episode she mentioned something lap dances. I got the feeling that she wasn't a stripper but was waitressing and giving lapdances. Some clubs have dancers that don't strip but do lapdances while clothed. I laughed at Amber wearing booty shorts to all those places. She could have least thrown on some jeans to go to her therapist.

Amber and Shawn were both messed up. The other couple in the episode, Shawn and Nina were ok compared to Shawn and Amber. I also wasn't surprised when Shawn broke up with Nina and then got back together with Annie.
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 1:25 PM

WTF is a "salt grotto?" People actually spend negotiable American dollars, in a recession, to just sit with their feet in salt? Like, that's the whole activity?


This made me laugh. Thanks for the link Lola, it showed that they theoretically (I'm sure there was consideration for showing the name but I don't think MTV picked the place, I get the feeling they go there) pay $30 a piece, a pop, to sit in lawn chairs on a bed of salt, in the manner of an about-to-be-roasted potato. Only $260 if you buy 10 sessions, though I can't find an indication of how long your lawn-chair sitting session lasts. I presume their town was near Portland.
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 @ 2:25 PM

I kept saying to my tv screen: get a restraining order, get a restraining order! I really had a bad feeling about this dude's obsession and yeah, 31 year old/16 year old, other than ILLEGAL, also very squicky.


He was equal parts creepy and pathetic, which is no surprise for someone who knocked up a 16-year-old at thirty one. Employment and wardrobe choices aside, Amber was far more reasonable than I was expecting from a 19-year-old woman sporting a toddler and I hope she never lets that fool move back in. Bugging her phone and then her car?! Sick.

In the other segment, Nina annoyed me. If she couldn't handle him living with his ex, that pretty much makes her human, but that puts the onus on her to tell him ONCE she can't hang and will need to end the relationship if he doesn't move out. Then let him make his decision and take it from there. Constantly blathering on about it and demanding meetings put me off, not to mention her proclamation that all women are schemers who will do anything they can get away with. Woman, please; they were friends and they didn't get back together until his relationship with you ended.

I loved in the record store when she was going on about how about if they went shopping to get her ex something for his birthday and he shut down her attempts to rile him up by calmly saying, "You call him your ex and I call her my friend."

It's an unusual, difficult situation and Nina really hadn't known him long enough to know whether he could be trusted to remain faithful and end his relationship with her first if he wanted to get back together with the friend, so I have no questions about her unease (in fact, I can't believe she was ever cool with it). Her means of dealing with it, however, earned quite a few eye rolls.
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Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

I watched "I'm Supporting My Man" earlier this morning. Josh was a major asshole. I found Sateema ditzy like another poster. I think she should consider becoming a nurse or something else in the medical field. I liked Daniel and Kayla quite a bit. Sure they were a bit irresponsible and ended up with a baby but both seemed dedicated to making it work. I hope Daniel's green card comes through and Kayla becoming a dental assistant will give them more stability.
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Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:59 AM

I feel so bad for Shawn and Amber's child. With those two idiots as his parents, that poor little boy doesn't have much hope.

Shawn is definitely a creep for obsessing so much over Amber and bugging her phone and car. However, I think he'd probably have been less crazy if she hadn't given so many mixed signals. Saying "I don't think Shawn seriously realizes how close I am to kicking him out... so I'm packing up all his stuff to get the point across," is about as passive-aggressive as you can get. She dumps him and he moves out, then she lets him move back in. She doesn't want to be with him, but they live together and have sex fairly regularly. Whether she thinks so or not, that is a relationship. They are both incredibly emotionally immature and probably cannot ever get along completely.

In the other segment, Nina annoyed me. If she couldn't handle him living with his ex, that pretty much makes her human, but that puts the onus on her to tell him ONCE she can't hang and will need to end the relationship if he doesn't move out. Then let him make his decision and take it from there. Constantly blathering on about it and demanding meetings put me off, not to mention her proclamation that all women are schemers who will do anything they can get away with. Woman, please; they were friends and they didn't get back together until his relationship with you ended.


I agree with you. Nina was not comfortable with her boyfriend living with his ex-girlfriend. Since she was talking about it constantly and couldn't get past it, she should have ended things. She even said she didn't see them being happy long-term if he lived with his ex. This dipshit had his girlfriend and ex drive him everywhere in the episode because he doesn't have a car; if he can't afford a car, it's a little much to expect him to afford to be able to move out on his own.

Nina definitely knew that something in that situation was wrong, and that was proven when her boyfriend and Annie got back together. He even admitted that he thought Annie still had feelings for him and could possibly make a move, so he obviously knew that Nina's fears had some truth to them. Those two may not have done anything while he was in a relationship with Nina, but clearly the feelings were still there. That doesn't excuse her obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, and it was definitely a self-fulfilling prophecy. She was worried that something would happen with his ex and it ruined their relationship, and as a result, he and his ex-girlfriend did end up getting together in the end.
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Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

Shawn seemed really off to me, like he didnít have the intelligence to fully understand what was going on around him. Amber seemed relatively normal, skanky but about average intelligence. Shawn not so much. And he was 30 years old sleeping with a high school student? Is that even legal in Texas? I agree with the poster above who said something about the icky aspect of their age difference might have something to do with why they seemed kind of isolated and removed from their families. Iím guessing neither family approved of their relationship. The sad thing is I kept feeling like Amber who is 19 was in complete control of the situation and was capable of running mental circles around this 34 year old.

I was also confused by the rent. She said she was counting on him for Ĺ the rent and then borrows $1000 from someone when he doesnít give it to her. So is her rent $2000 (which seems pretty pricey for Texas, even Houston) or did she not have any money to put toward rent? And if so why not? Why on earth was she counting on her unemployed ex to come up with $1000 two days before it was due? The impression I got was she was hoping he would pay all the rent (although I have no idea why) because she didnít have any money herself. Something about the instant water works she turned on when she called her friend told me she wasnít at all surprised that he didnít have the money and was mostly using it as an excuse to borrow. Maybe she spent the rent money on something else and just wanted to blame it on him? Did she even ask him for the money? The whole scene seemed really staged like she had planned it out in advance to get out of paying the rent without anyone blaming her for it.
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Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

Yeesh, watching Rocky get his 2nd chance now, and man this is awkward. Doesn't Rocky seem a little 'off'? Like, highly-functioning, but still, something is a little slow or just, different. I don't know.

The life coach retreat thing was kind of weird. I got the sense that the other 'participants' were rando MTV employees who went along for Rocky's sake, like some sort of Truman Show.

Also: I wish someone would pay for me to live in Soho, gratis (even if it's only for a month).
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Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 6:28 PM

Yeesh, watching Rocky get his 2nd chance now, and man this is awkward. Doesn't Rocky seem a little 'off'? Like, highly-functioning, but still, something is a little slow or just, different. I don't know.

The life coach retreat thing was kind of weird. I got the sense that the other 'participants' were rando MTV employees who went along for Rocky's sake, like some sort of Truman Show.


Yes, he does seem a bit off. More than a bit, poor kid. I hate families who mock the fat kid, or the former fat kid, especially when the dad is hardly male model material.

The life coach was irksome, not to mention that it is entirely possible that he always felt like he was starving even when he was fat. He wasn't, obviously, but hunger is more complex than just someone not wanting to stick to a diet. Also, this life coach had me thinking that she's one of these people who thinks her credentials carry a lot more weight than they do; that she thinks she's a psychiatrist or something.
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Posted Apr 21, 2012 @ 10:31 PM

Poor Rocky seems like he's never going to let himself get up from his mental rut. He wanted to blame it all on his dad, but I think the biggest problem was Rocky himself. When he said his dad said "don't tell people you're my son" and the dad said he was joking....for some reason my gut sides with dad. He probably WAS joking and Rocky took it too seriously. He's just too damn sensitive. Any time the life coach tried to make him feel something uncomfortable he retreated, whined, and complained. He's regressed to the point that he refuses to let himself feel ANY pain. He has to start facing those feelings head on if he's going to have any chance to getting better, and learn to thicken his skin.

Was anyone else just freaking bothered by those cray cray life coach people? They take themselves way too seriously. I'M FIGHTING FOR YOU ROCKY, LET ME HUG YOU, I'M HERE FOR YOU! I think he could benefit far more from a legitimate professional psychiatrist, not emotional high on life cheerleaders.
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Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:13 PM

Was anyone else just freaking bothered by those cray cray life coach people?


Yes, to the point that I deleted the episode after watching about 5 minutes. Unwatchable.

I usually run to take sides with a dad who wants to stay with his child's mom, but I didn't have much pity for Shawn. Dude, you were 31 when you impregnated a 16-year-old? You're a predator, and you kinda deserve whatever she throws at you after that. But I have to admit in a tiny voice that I thought he was very attractive physically, much more so than her.

Sateema: Christ. You had a SECOND child with his lazy ass? A SECOND child? Something tells me he wasn't Father of the Year with the first child, either; he had zero interest in actually interacting with her when he was "watching" his kids. Girl, you do need to give up on your dream of being a doctor and get some easier health services degree. I don't see anything wrong with stripping to put yourself through school if you want to, but Sateema was clear that she despised the job. So you need to give up the doctor fantasy with its 5+ more years of education and $200k in debt and get a real job now. You're the only grownup in the family, so you have to cut to the chase.

Thank you for the line upthread about Josh brokering middle east peace on his phone! What is wrong with Josh's mama, letting him live at home, unemployed and not looking, when he has TWO children to raise? Kick that loser off your couch and tell him to grow the fuck up.
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Bastet Esq

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Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:58 PM

Oh, holy hell. I don't often watch the relationship-focused episodes, and I had to turn off "I'm Supporting My Man" after fewer than ten minutes because of Josh and Sateema. He is a giant loser, and I'm only slightly less frustrated by her; she has "always wanted" to be a doctor, so she goes about this by having a baby in or shortly after high school, stripping to pay the resulting bills because her boyfriend "doesn't like to work," having another child with this fool, and allowing him to live off of her in exchange for a pathetic non-effort at parenting?! Her mother must want to let out a primal scream hourly.

In the five minutes of him I saw I wanted to throttle Josh, so I can only imagine the fate of my television had I continued watching. "To make what she's making, I'd have to work, like, two jobs." Then get off your ass and work at least one job to do your part to support the two children your 23-year-old ass has brought into this world.

The other couple were far more sympathetic, although I have no idea why they brought a child into such an unstable situation, either.

Whomever upthread noted many of these episodes should all be titled, "I'm a Drama Queen Who Makes Poor Choices" was spot on.
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