Leah and Jeremy are on different pages when it comes to marriage counseling: the young mom has wanted to seek relationship help, while her husband has resisted. It finally appeared that Jeremy was open to the idea during the most recent “Teen Mom 2” reunion, but the couple’s argument on this week’s episode proved otherwise.
As they prepared to move into a wheelchair-accessible home for Ali, the duo went to buy a new washer and dryer — even though an agitated Jeremy thought that their current appliance was operating just fine. When Leah tried to make the purchase, her credit card was declined because the total cost was over her limit. The payment eventually went through, but the reason for the initial trouble? Leah had just charged $1,200 for makeup to be an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics, which didn’t sit well with Jeremy. And while Leah attempted to calmly point out that she’s entitled to have a career, the young dad didn’t want to fight in public and swiftly walked out of the store. Tensions only escalated during the car ride home.
“I’m worried about paying bills, not f**king buying some stupid a** makeup,” Jeremy exclaimed, after he accused Leah of lying about what she’s spent.
“I’m buying stuff for my job, and our bills are paid,” the mother of three tried to explain. After some back-and-forth bickering, Leah proposed a solution to help them deal with their disagreements.
“This is exactly why we need to go to counseling,” she said. “I am done talking about money; I’m not going to argue with you about money.” But Jeremy didn’t exactly listen to her suggestion, as he talked over her by reading a recent bank statement from his phone.
When it comes to their finances, Leah and Jeremy can’t seem to communicate in a calm and effective manner — and therapy might help them see eye-to-eye and understand one another’s views. Still, it’s possible they could find common ground without any outside assistance. So should they get professional help, or will they be able to work it out on their own?
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