Viewers of Supernanny USA praised Jo Frost for helping a mother of four open up about her struggles with postpartum depression.
Last night’s E4 episode focused on Maria, who sought support at home from her partner Ben Corry, who has been away from the military for months.
But it seemed that the couple, who has four violent daughters, had to tackle even deeper problems than just their children’s antics – including their relationship.
And viewers quickly took to Twitter after a particularly emotional scene – where Maria burst into tears, revealing that she didn’t feel ‘good’ about herself and that when her daughter was six weeks old, she didn’t want to live.
“Uncomfortable watching tonight on #SupernannyUSA I just want to give the mom a hug,” one wrote, while a second wrote, “My heart is breaking for her.”
In last night’s episode of E4’s Supernanny USA, Jo Frost encouraged the mother of four Maria to sit down with her partner Ben Corry and discuss her postnatal depression (pictured together)
Maria sought support at home from her partner Ben Corry, who has been away from the military for months. Pictured, with Jo Frost and their daughters
On Twitter, one person wrote, “My heart breaks for her,” while another said, “Awkward looking tonight” (photo)
During the episode, Maria told Jo that she was struggling with postpartum depression and wanted Ben to help more with childcare.
“We got pregnant with Blakely and she was six weeks old – and I didn’t want to live anymore,” said Maria. ‘I would take it to my doctors and they would say, “You are showing a lot of signs of postpartum.”
Maria said of her panic attacks: “There are days when I can’t even get off the couch. I just sit there and watch the kids and stuff.
“I’m trying to put up a facade that makes everything great – because Ben’s work doesn’t allow him to just go home because his wife is struggling with the kids. That is simply not an option. ‘
So Jo encouraged the couple to sit down and express their feelings – before confronting Ben for not having an “active role” in helping the children.
Despite making it clear that he did not want to talk about his relationship with Maria, who was ‘no problem’, Jo made the couple come to terms with the fact that their relationship directly affects their children,
Maria (photo) burst into tears when she admitted she no longer felt well about herself
Jo Frost (photo) confronted Ben and asked why she doesn’t see him playing an active role when he’s home from work
“I want to first acknowledge that you are both dealing with postpartum depression,” Jo explained. “This is about the two of you, today it wasn’t about the behavior of the kids being naughty, it was about having direction and being led.
“I don’t see you playing an active role when you’re at home and taking care of the kids. If you know it’s hard, why don’t you say, “I have this.”
Jo spoke directly with Maria and continued: “Am I wrong? Is Ben enough with the kids? Why is it so difficult for both of you to be honest with each other? You have to be honest with each other. ‘
During the conversation, Maria broke down in tears and admitted, “I feel like I don’t deserve the life I have. It feels like it’s too good. ‘
And many who tuned in praised Jo for her direct approach – before admitting that their hearts went to Mary.
Tune into this week’s #SupernannyUSA – think there’s always so much we can learn and think about. It’s refreshing to see @Jo_Frost talk about the relationship parents have with each other and with their children, ”said one of them.
A second said, “Wow, this is already an emotional episode,” while a third said, “I’m surprised most men in the 21st century think women should do all daycare.
“Whether it’s an ft who works or stays at home, mom, they need a break and time for self-care. Please help your women, don’t get stuck in the 50’s! I love how they get set up! ‘
Another wrote: “I wish I had someone like Jo Frost go to the doctor with me, like Jo Frost did to Maria. It is so important. ‘
One person who tuned in wrote, “I wish I had someone like Jo Frost go to the doctor with me, like Jo Frost did to Maria. It is so important ‘(shown)