This week’s episode of Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn was the most emotional and heartbreaking one yet. During a session with their mother, Brittany and Briana DeJesus learned that they do not share the same father. But the most painful moment occurred when Brittany learned that her biological father is dead.
Earlier in the episode, behavioral analyst Janine Driver examined how Brittany’s and Briana’s photos revealed the relationship dynamic with their mother. It was obvious that Brittany was always being pushed out and that their mother, Roxanne, was favoring Briana. The photos begged the simple question — Why?
Following this exercise, Dr. Jenn met with the girls and their mother to unveil their family history. It was eerie how aware Brittany was of the situation and that she was able to detect her mother’s secret before Roxanne admitted the truth. A completely devastated Brittany broke down in tears and rushed out of the room as Dr. Jenn and Briana tried their best to comfort her outside.
Once Roxanne came forward with the truth, it became clear that this major secret was causing distance between Brittany and her mother. However, this life-changing moment served as an opportunity for Brittany and Briana to strengthen their bond as sisters as they supported one another during this process.