Amber Portwood Faces Criticism Over Her Major in College

“Teen Mom OG” star Amber Portwood confronted criticism after she determined to pursue her faculty diploma at Purdue University. The star stated she needed to main in Psychology on the September 21 episode of “Teen Mom OG,” and it was a selection that some viewers discovered ironic.

Hundreds of viewers commented about Portwood’s choice to proceed her schooling below the clip “Teen Mom” shared to Facebook.

“Wow!!!!!!!!!! She’s unbelievable,” one of the vital common feedback stated. “Amber, since you require a each day go to with a psychiatrist/psychologist, it no approach means you will have what it takes to be one. I’m positive sufferers would not wish to be speaking you off the ledge on a regular basis.”

“Lol…. She’s the final individual anybody ought to be taking psychological well being steerage from,” one other individual wrote.

Some folks accused Portwood of being egocentric. “She cannot determine why her daughter has points along with her bc she’s so self-involved,” they stated. “Idk how the hell she thinks she goes to assist anybody else determine their issues.”

Portwood’s relationship along with her 12-year-old daughter Leah has been strained because the final season of “Teen Mom OG.” Things received worse when Portwood did not attend her daughter’s birthday after which slammed her ex-boyfriend’s spouse on social media.

Portwood Always Wanted to Go to College

Portwood determined to get a GED after she had Leah as a result of it was “virtually unattainable” to graduate from highschool with a child.

“I hate that my relationship with Leah is strained proper now. But I wish to proceed to higher myself. So I’m taking this chance to observe a dream I’ve had for a very long time,” Portwood stated in a voice-over. “Getting pregnant at 17 made graduating from highschool virtually unattainable.”

“When you hear the phrase GED you do not consider your self as an entrepreneur,” she continued. “Now I’m able to get my faculty diploma, however I have to get accepted first and I’m sort of nervous.

Portwood revealed she was “very ” in neurological psychology at Purdue University as a result of she was “identified with several types of psychological diseases.”

“For the previous ten years, I’ve been going to therapists and psychologists and I’ve at all times been very curious and I really feel like that is the following step,” Portwood stated whereas speaking to a consultant at Purdue. “To put it along with an schooling like this I believe it could be a very highly effective factor to assist folks.”

Portwood was “blissful” with how the telephone name went.

“I’ve at all times needed to do one thing with psychology,” she informed a “Teen Mom OG” producer. “Back within the day, I did not assume I can do it. I’m 30. I can get there. I can do it. I do know I can.”

Kristina Anderson Encourages Leah to Go to College

While Portwood is pursuing a profession in psychology, Kristina Anderson — who’s married to Leah’s father, Gary Shirley — had a sit down with Leah to debate schooling. Anderson curled Leah’s hair whereas speaking to her about her personal profession path.

“I like that you just nonetheless let me do your hair a bit of bit,” Anderson informed Leah in the beginning of the section.

“You know I’ve talked to you. I’m going again to high school, to nursing faculty, you possibly can at all times obtain your goals,” Anderson informed her step-daughter.

She needed Leah to know that regardless that her personal dad and mom died earlier than they might see her graduate highschool, she nonetheless needed to higher herself. The one factor her mom at all times informed her is that schooling can by no means be taken away.

Despite the heart-to-heart, Leah stated she wasn’t positive if she needed to go to varsity proper after highschool.

To discover out what occurs subsequent, do not miss “Teen Mom OG” when it airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.

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