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Farrah. First, the father dies in a car crash. She's forced to live with her family, which is less than ideal. Then, we learn her mother is physically abusive. If that wasn't enough, the father's family first tries to prove that he isn't the father and then when the paternity test says he is, immediately sues her for not giving them enough time with the baby. The cherry on top? She wanted an abortion, and it's implied her mother used emotional abuse to make her have the child. How much of this is truth and how much is Manipulative Editing is up to the viewer.
Not just in the show. From her breast augmentation to making a sex-tape and entering rehab, this girl is finding herself in worse and worse trouble in real life.
Jenelle. She went from a misbehaving teenager to a drug addict and frequent inmate of the local jail. She was also diagnosed, to little surprise, as suffering from bipolar disorder.
Amber. She dealt with a range of issues including depression and lack of education and has admitted that she was on some form of drugs for most of the show's taping. She is out of jail and has her GED at least.
Glamorous Single Mother: Critics claim that the show portrays the girls this way, but the moms face a number of problems both in and out of the show. It's up for debate whether this trope is averted or played straight.