High standards. Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry shared a cryptic message about impractical desires shortly after reconnecting with ex-boyfriend Chris Lopez for the birth of their second son.

“We’ve been brainwashed by the culture to expect an ideal of love and relationships that’s unrealistic for most. If you weren’t love and cared for properly as a child then released with compassion and acceptance as an adolescent, then love is a skill that must be laboriously learned,” read the powerful message the 28-year-old shared to her Instagram Story on Wednesday, August 19.

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Kailyn’s telling message comes shortly after the mother of four clapped back at a hater who called her children “poor babies” on a family photo. “Four men, but not one father. #birthcontrol,” they wrote. Having her back, one fan replied, “What? First, it’s three men. Second, their dads are in their lives and are fathers. Make it make sense.” In agreement, Kail added, “Right! Just because I’m not with their dads doesn’t mean they’re not present. People are weird.”

The reality star welcomed baby No. 4 on July 30 — her second with Chris, 26. The two are already parents to their 3-year-old son, Lux. Kailyn is also mother to son Isaac, 10, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera, and son Lincoln, 6, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Javi Marroquin.

Kailyn has been open about her tumultuous relationship with Chris, and previously said he wouldn’t be allowed to attend the birth of their second son or have any say in his name. During the August 13 episode of her podcast, “Coffee Convos,” she revealed she called him when she went into labor and he was by her side as she gave birth to their son. She even picked a name they both agreed on, Creed.

“My relationship — or I don’t want to call it a relationship. … My entanglement with Chris is so complicated, and it’s so public and, partially, that’s our fault because we do it to ourselves,” she said on the podcast. “I just, I wanna do the right thing, even when I’m upset,” she explained. “I know that there have been periods of time where I felt like he doesn’t deserve to have his last name passed down. … I get so angry and I say a lot of things — that are true. Don’t get me wrong, they’re true. But then I still turn around and try to make other people happy and try to not argue.”

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