*I do not know Corey and Miranda. I am a fan of the show and am just stating what I would say if I had the chance to the cast.*
Dear Corey & Miranda,
From watching this season of Teen Mom 2, I thought I would write and give you the advice that I really think you need to hear. It might sound harsh, but you two are in need of a reality check.
Leah does not have to tell you about her medical issues at all. That is between her and her doctor...and whomever she chooses to let in. Yes, you can go to a clinic to get help with anxiety and depression. Coming from someone that has severe anxiety and is on medication I was appalled at the way you degraded her for choosing to leave her kids and work on herself. Do you realize how big of a deal it is with someone with issues to come to the conclusion they need to help themselves? It is amazing that Leah was able to come to this conclusion to work on herself and have the help to leave 3 young children to do so. You do not need to have a "drug" problem to need help.
That brings me to the "drug" issue. When a person gets on new medication it takes sometimes 6-8 weeks to get used to those meds, especially the meds that are given for anxiety and depression. I had to get help with my kids while I was getting used to mine, but I knew in the long run the kids would be better with a mother that was stable. My husband was supportive when I would fall asleep after I took them while my body got used to them. I talked and sometimes was out of it each time the doctor would up them and my body would be used to them until we found the correct medication that helped me. Why didn't you ask her if she needed help while she was figuring this out? Instead of guessing and labeling her, help her?
Miranda, this is to you. I cannot believe in the last episode when Leah asked to meet with the father of her children alone because she felt ganged up on when it was "2 against 1" you still went and sat right there! Do you not trust your husband? Do you realize you might be a trigger to Leah's anxiety and she just can't express that? Why do you feel the need to go? Corey and Leah are going to have a relationship for the rest of their lives and it does not include you. Just because you are a step mom that does not mean you need to go to meetings and have an opinion. Grow up. Seriously. You need to, you made yourself look really bad by doing that.....I was embarrassed for you.
In no way am I saying Leah is a saint, but what I am saying is you need to use Teen Mom 2 and these experiences to better yourselves and learn from your own actions. You need to look at yourselves and ask each other "how can WE help Leah be a better mom" or "How can we work harder to be more supportive"?