Raising a child in a single-parent household is difficult, to say the least, so when the mother is a teenager and the baby’s father isn’t at all invested, the challenge can seem insurmountable. During the first of Tuesday’s back-to-back “16 and Pregnant” episodes, new mom Sarah was constantly disappointed in her baby’s father’s level of commitment. Blake, who dropped out of school prior to their daughter’s birth, worked various part-time jobs but refused to contribute financially. Sarah and her mom asked him to offer up more of his time and paycheck, but in the end, he couldn’t take the pressure and walked out on his family. Accepting Blake’s departure was tough for Sarah, and next week, we’ll meet a girl dealing with similar feelings of abandonment.
In this sneak peek of Tuesday’s all-new episode, Devon looks on as her boyfriend prepares to leave for military duty. He discusses the possibility of renewing his agreement after the term is up because he doesn’t want his family to struggle for money, but Devon is more concerned with the here and now. “I just don’t want you to go away,” she says. Take a look:
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