If you keep up with all the latest Teen Mom gossip, then you know that things have been rough for our favorite middle school sweethearts.
And they’ve been tough for a good while now, too.
In November, Catelynn Lowell revealed that she’d been suffering from suicidal thoughts, and that she’d be checking into a treatment center in Arizona to get help.
She checked herself out early before Christmas because she reportedly felt guilty for being away from her family for the holidays, but it didn’t last — she returned pretty much immediately after leaving.
In late December, she finished her treatment and returned home, but just a few weeks later, she returned for another six weeks of therapy.
She’s been there about four weeks so far, and there’s been no definite word on when she’ll come home this time.
It’s absolutely heartbreaking to know that Catelynn is going through such a hard time, but as the weeks go on, it’s becoming clear that Tyler doesn’t exactly have it easy himself.
He’s been staying in Michigan with their daughter, Nova, and running their clothing business on his own while Catelynn gets the help she needs, and it really seems like he’s running himself ragged.
Last month, he tweeted “I just don’t know if I can do this anymore,” and the next day he revealed that he was getting therapy, too.
“I’m doing a little self care today, you know what I mean?” he explained. “Sometimes you gotta put yourself ahead of other people sometimes in life.”
Since then, he’s posted a few videos that show how much he’s struggling, including one in which he openly cried about his situation.
And sadly, it looks like things still aren’t getting better for him.
In a series of videos he shared on Snapchat over the weekend, Tyler gave a little rundown of his plans for the day, and it was obvious that he was struggling.
“So I literally got to get all these Tierra Reign orders in the poly mailers and then I got to take them to the post office before they close,” he said.
“And then I have to finish this laundry and then I have to pack our bags for a week — my bag and Nova’s bag.”
He has to pack the bags, he says, because “I’m off to Arizona for Cate’s family week program at her facility.”
“It’s going to be a super, super long emotional week and a pretty long day,” he explained. “Yippee.”
He added that “I literally have all those things to do and I just don’t have the energy for it but I have to do it because if I don’t do it, it won’t get done, like usual. What’s new?”
It sounds like Tyler is really and truly exhausted from dealing with all of this, right?
He’s had this certain tone lately that makes it seem like he’s a little bit resentful of Catelynn for being away for so long, which is understandable, but also pretty upsetting.
Unfortunately for Tyler, things may be upsetting for the foreseeable future.
According to a report from Us Weekly, Catelynn is set to leave rehab at the end of this month, but the reunion special for this season of Teen Mom OG is filming in the first weekend of March.
“The reunions are always extremely emotional and grueling,” the source says, and for that reason, Catelynn might skip it altogether.
“Catelynn’s appearance is still very much up in the air and will be determined much closer to the date, even as late as the day before,” the source explains.
“Her treatment team will decide if she should go.”
If she didn’t end up going, that’s definitely fair, and it makes total sense — she’s obviously going through a lot right now, and she doesn’t need to risk her wellbeing for some reality show nonsense.
But if she doesn’t, we’d have to imagine that Tyler will have to show up in her place so that the Baltierras are represented.
And really, he has enough on his plate already.