Whatevez, you're right about Alex's mom. I actually liked her on the 16&P episode because she gave Alex very clear expectations & consequences. I've been a bit baffled by her change of heart on this show, but I'm guessing that she relented on making Alex live on her own, etc. because she proved she couldn't do it.
I hate to be insensitive, but Alex annoys me. On their 16&P episode Matt was a druggie and overall piece if shit. It was no secret. Even on the most recent Teen Mom episode he said he's used IV drugs for FOUR freaking years. No way is Alex gonna convince me she didn't know! On 16&P, Alex strung along the couple that wanted to adopt her daughter, got evicted from her apartment that she moved into (for past due rent), and tried to force Matt into a role he didn't want/is incapable of fulfilling. He was extremely straight up & told her he wanted nothing to do with being a dad and her reasoning was "something came over her and she couldn't give the baby up." That's all well and good but welcome to real life sweetie where you have to be ready to accept some real, sometimes shitty, truths.
I'm not excusing Matt and in theory I believe kids should have both parents. But what's better, a stable one-parent home or a volatile two-parent one? I wouldn't want or allow my kid around a drug addict at all. I think she should've pursued child support, dropped the co-parenting dream and moved on to becoming self-sufficient. But that's my 30-something self talking. More reasons that 16-year olds shouldn't get knocked up.
Edited by mschi22re, Sep 6, 2013 @ 7:42 PM.