Each of this week’s lessons for Leah and Corey can be tracked by the arguments they have all episode. Corey doesn’t like Leah going behind his back, but she reminds him that it’s not a personal thing between the two of them, it’s what’s best for the girls. She also points out that he freaks out unnecessarily: “When I stand up for myself, for Ali and Aleeah, you blow up on me. I go halfway, you go halfway! That’s the way it is in a marriage.”
DON’T: Reopen old wounds
“According to you, I’m a jackass,” is Corey’s response for Leah calling him out. That’s really not a useful argument, so I don’t see why he’s bringing it up agin.
DO: Trust one another
This seems to be Corey and Leah’s primary problem, that they can’t have an honest conversation face-to-face. Last week, she asked her parents for help in finding a new apartment — when she knew that Corey wanted, however foolishly, to put that money towards a truck — and now that they’ve located one, she’s planning to sign for it without giving Corey much say in the matter.
“This is why we’re like this,” Corey points out, and he’s right.
Note to Corey: You’re the parent, not the child. Even though he tells Leah that she should call her mom and go for the apartment, right as she hangs up he informs her that he prefers the idea of a trailer, and he might not even move with her and the girls anymore. What?