She’s back! The final season of Teen Mom premiered last night and there were laughs, tears and lots of shockers.
We’re thrilled to welcome back Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham as our guest contributor as the last season unfolds. Each week she’ll be recapping the newest episode and addressing our tough questions head on.
This week, Farrah opens up about what changed her mind about leaving Sophia in Iowa, how’s she dealing with depression and what she has to say to all the people who criticize her relationship with her mom.
What made you change your mind about leaving Sophia with your parents?
I changed my mind about Sophia staying with my parents because I felt strongly against it for many reasons. Most importantly, I knew I would miss Sophia so much that it would increase depression and put more stress on me. I love Sophia too much to have her live with anyone else.
What were your fears about taking Sophia to Florida with you?
My only fear about taking Sophia with me to Florida was finding a safe place to live and the right childcare.
Why did you want to visit Derek’s gravesite before leaving for Florida? Did it give you closure?
I had to visit Derek at his cemetary because Sophia and I told everyone else in our family goodbye and I would miss going to see Derek. Every time I go to see Derek it gives me more and more closure.
What do you say to critics who say you’re disrespectful when you speak to your mother?
I am fine with hearing negative comments about how my mom and I interact. I’m not fake. I love my parents so I don’t hold my feelings in. This actually makes my relationship with my parents better. Most critics can’t say they are as open with their parents as I am.
Has your relationship with your parents improved at all since you’ve stepped out on your own and become more independent?
In this episode you see me leaving and it’s sad. But these are just the first moves toward separation that help improve our relationship.
At the end of last season, you were struggling with depression. What have you been doing to cope with that?
I would say coping with depression is different for everyone, but for me, rebuilding my emotional foundation, counseling and getting in touch with my true feelings really help get me out of my rut.
What have you been up to since the last season?
Without jumping the gun too much, I’m continuing my education in hopes of getting my Bachelor’s degree. I’m also writing my book and of course spending time with Sophia. The rest will have to be left for the end of the season.
Watch Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV. Follow Farrah on Twitter @F1abraham.
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