We'd never seen Catelynn and Tyler's relationship in such a vulnerable place as it appeared on tonight's episode of "Teen Mom," but thankfully, by the show's end Tyler had forgiven his longtime girlfriend for lying and decided not to take back her engagement ring. Phew!
We reached out to Catelynn to find out what was going through her head during this trying time, as well as to ask what kind of lessons she may have learned from it. Check out our check-in with her below ...
It might sound stupid, but I lied about sleeping with my ex and texting him because I was scared of hurting Tyler. I learned the hard way that lying doesn't work because it only hurt him more. I eventually decided to tell Tyler the truth because he is the man I want to be with for the rest of my life. I thought about the stuff I was hiding every day, and it was eating me alive. I didn't want to think about it anymore.
If I never said anything, I believe it still would have come out later and probably would have been worse for both of us. Also, my mother lies a lot, and I was like, "Man I don't want to be like that when I'm her age." Now I know what I did was wrong and very immature, but I learned from my mistake. It will never happen again.
If none of this stuff had happened, I don't think I would have ever learned not to lie and hide things. I really was scared for a moment that this was going to be the end of me and Tyler. I just kept on thinking that if he left it was because of me and my stupid choices. That's when I decided to go to counseling and work on the relationship, and also on myself.