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Exclusive! Teen Mom Star Farrah Abraham Opens Up About Her Explosive Relationship With Her Mom

July 17, 2012 by Mom Jeanine
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Whoa! That’s all we have to say about tonight’s episode of Teen Mom. Farrah welcomed both her sister and her mom to her new home in Florida and it wasn’t long before drama ensued. Here, Farrah opens up about why she was so annoyed and what she has to say to people who criticize her relationship with her mom.

Why did you and your sister get so angry with your mom during the Florida visit?

My sister and I get mad at my mom when she acts different in front of cameras than she does in real life. I also dislike my mom telling me how to parent when she can’t even watch Sophia properly. Those are just a few reasons we get annoyed and why we were feeling hurt.

Do you have any regrets about the fight with your mom at the restaurant? Is there anything you wish you would have said or not said?

I have no regrets about the restaurant. It wasn’t my fault–my mom creates fights in front of Sophia and the only thing I could do was leave my mom at the restaurant. I try to talk, but when talking doesn’t work I feel it’s best to just know to distance yourself from a negative person.

Looking back, do you wish your mom hadn’t come to Florida?

I think it would have been best if my mom stayed home.

What do you say to critics who say you are rude to your mom and that you don’t respect her?

I will say, I have love for my parents and I try to respect them. But when you’re not a respectable person, you shouldn’t expect to recieve respect. Also, no one should judge when they don’t know everything about me or my parents–I encourage viewers to read my book My Teenage Dream Ended, which is out on August 14th, if they really want to know how my relationship with my parents has developed.

Does it upset you at all that you don’t have a close relationship with your mom?

Yes, not having a good relationship with my parents drives me crazy. When I’m looking to date a guy I see if he has a good relationship with his parents to see if he has a good support system. I’ve realized that my parents are not as supportive as I would like, but I feel like I’ve done all I can do. So I’m happy because I know I’m doing my best.

Do you think there is any way you could have a better relationship with your mom? What would it take?

I would say there is no other way to work more at mending my relationship with my mom, besides maybe taking her to my church pastor. Honestly, I’ve gone to counseling two separate times in my life with her and she never cares enough to listen or change. She has also gone to jail, anger management and I’ve ignored her and moved out to help. There is nothing more to do than keep moving on and accept your parents for who they are. I know I will never be like my mother to Sophia.

Watch Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV. Follow Farrah on Twitter @F1abraham.

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