All relationships have ups and downs, and it can be a stressful adjustment to move in with your BF or GF. But the downs of relationships should never go as far as abuse, as we saw in tonight’s episode of “Teen Mom 2.”
Kailyn Lowry and Javi have moved in together, and they’ve also got their pets commingling. Having all the animals around is stressing Kailyn out but when she asks Javi to take the dogs outside while they have guests, he's not having it. He doesn’t want the dogs outside because he’s afraid they'll escape. The dogs get rough with Kailyn’s friend’s little girl so Kailyn goes H*A*M on Javi. They argue over the dogs and then she grabs and shakes him. Afterwards, she cries and apologizes but Javi leaves the house, saying their relationship is dunzo.
All couples are going to have disagreements, but as Javi says more than once in the episode, “It should never get to that point." Disagreeing with a person shouldn’t lead to physical abuse. Ever. Kailyn talks about her anger problems and managing it, but it’s so key to prevent violence from happening in the first place. As Javi says, she needs to be able to control herself.
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