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Episode 248: Mallory (Addicted Moms)

Season 19. Episode 6

 

 

Mallory
Age: 33
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Addiction: Heroin, Meth

What’s Memorable:  Mallory’s story is pretty heartbreaking, all the trauma she suffered while still doing her best to be a good mom to 6 kids, it’s not shocking that she turned to drugs to escape. But that conversation with her daughters where she tells them that calling out her crappy behavior and telling her how they feel makes her want to use, because she’s been trying SO HARD to be sober, and her daughter saying “that’s not something you say to your children.” She’s right, it’s not, it’s so deeply manipulative, and also such a common thing for addicts to do to the people who love them. It’s taking the care and love that people show and turning it around, giving themselves permission to get high and feel justified about it, and making their loved ones feel like it’s their fault. It’s one of the uglier things that addiction does to cause family members such intense pain and frustration.

Official Synopsis: Escaping an abusive marriage, Mallory turns to drugs to cope with the fallout, becomes withdrawn, and loses interest in her children.

Date Aired: May 2019
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Abusive Relationship, Candy, Heroin, Meth, Season 19, Traumatic Incident

Discussion

7 Responses to “Episode 248: Mallory (Addicted Moms)”

  1. So, I really liked Mallory. I could relate to her and how she felt about becoming a mother to her ex husbands children. I was definitely glad to see her go to treatment, but I did find she was still pretty withdrawn from her kids. But, repairing those relationships will take time. I hope she stays clean and can fix things with her kids and be that awesome person she really is!

    Posted by Toreigh | May 8, 2019, 9:19 am
  2. Such a powerful moment when she broke down after her daughter said, “you’ve lost the right to be called ‘mom'”.

    Posted by Stefan | May 8, 2019, 11:01 pm
  3. I went to high school with her.

    Posted by Janice | May 9, 2019, 3:30 pm
  4. I live in Norman Oklahoma.

    Posted by TORNADO | May 14, 2019, 7:35 pm
  5. It was a mistake to let her see the kids in that state. Getting called a “little b*tch” by your mom is not something it’s easy to get over. It was heartbreaking how they tried to guard their little brothers… No child should go through this..

    Posted by A | May 18, 2019, 2:15 am
  6. I could relate so much to the scene where she’s in the bedroom with her two daughters. I found myself feeling angry at her until I reminded myself that, developmentally, she wasn’t reacting as an adult at all; she was reacting as a teenager, what with the arrested development she had at having to basically become a parent to two children at 17 years old.

    During that bedroom argument, I would put her age at 16/17, the way she goes on the defensive with them as they try and express to her how they feel.

    It brought back memories to hear her call her daughter a bitch. I was raised by two alcoholic parents, and got called a bitch by my father on occasions when he was intoxicated, so I could feel the girl’s pain.

    Posted by Harley | June 7, 2019, 6:07 am
  7. the way she treated her daughters REALLLLLLY makes me ANGRY. i’m biting my tongue HARD and oooooh it’s bleeding.

    Posted by Brooke | June 25, 2019, 7:26 pm

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