"We don't see behind the scenes. We've had a lot of disagreements lately, parenting. He gets openly angry, he doesn't hit or anything like that. He gets upset and takes it out on everyone," explained Messer.
"I felt like there was always an expectation I could never meet, what I did wasn't ever enough," she continued. "I could get up, cook breakfast, do this, do that, have all the kids ready, watch his kid, and I felt like it wasn't enough and he felt the same way and no one wanted to make the move to say this isn't working out."
Leah said she and Jason got into a disagreement over her dog having to stay in his cold garage, before she told Jason their relationship was "exhausting" and he kicked her and her dog out of the house.
Messer added that her now-ex did want to work on things, "but I was like, 'I think this is just toxic.' I don't think this is good and that's okay to accept. It's okay to accept that this relationship isn't working out, to me, that's healthy dating."
Later in the episode, Leah's sister stopped by to say that Jason had called her, asking what he could do to get her back. Messer said he also came by her house with a key to his place, something she didn't have before.
"Why do that when things aren't great? That's a bad sign, that's toxic," she reiterated. "I ignored things I shouldn't have ignored. A lot of people are different behind closed doors than they are in public. He was different around everyone."