Tamar Braxton on Why She’s Able To Appreciate Being in a Good Space
Tamar Braxton is bouncing back from a tough year. In addition to an attempted suicide, Braxton’s business dealings with We TV ended following a lengthy fight. She recently opened up about how her difficult year allows her to appreciate good times.
Tamar Braxton had a difficult 2020
Braxton has spoken publicly about reaching her lowest point during 2020. Amid contract disputes with her long-term network We TV and her ongoing depression, Braxton tried to take her own life.
She began intensive therapy for depression, anxiety, and trauma from childhood sexual abuse. Her obligations with We TV ceased. In an interview with Tamron Hall, Braxton explained that the perception of her from her family reality show coupled with wanting to end her relationship with We TV drew her to her breaking point.
Of the constant family bickering on the show, Braxton told Hall:
I love my family. And I don’t want to fight with my family. And I want to be an example of a family who fights and argues and always have turmoil. And now we’re at the point where it’s assaults and threats. This is not the show that I created. I created the Braxton Family Values because I wanted to be an example part of the Black community with five Black amazing sisters, with all different walks of life, who can inspire and help and people can learn from our experiences along the way. We wasn’t teaching anything but being devilish and I didn’t want to do that.Tamar Braxton on The Tamron Hall Show
Tamar Braxton says the hard times she experienced help her appreciate the good days
Since being released from her contract with We TV, Braxton has been focused on promoting wellness and mental health. She continues therapy and is determined to take her life back.
While speaking with Bevy Smith on a recent episode of her podcast, Braxton told Smith that her she’s appreciative of all good days after experiencing such dark times.
“I find that my hard times made me appreciate my good times,” she said. “If I didn’t allow those bad times to penetrate in my life and take the time to really understand being down, I would not have appreciated my ups and that’s why God won’t let me fall. That’s what I feel like.”
Tamar Braxton gives insight into how she began rebuilding her life
Smith and Braxton also discussed Braxton’s independence. She’s an independent music artist without management or an agency representing her. Braxton said her divorce from her ex-husband and former manager Vincent Herbert began her journey to taking control of her life.
“After I left Vince, Logan and I moved into a two-bedroom apartment,” she said, which was a considerable downsize compared to her marital mansion in Calabassas. “A lot of people didn’t understand why I was telling people that. I felt proud of it actually. I can afford this. My bills are paid every single month.”
Braxton now vows to never participate in reality television again and is now working on new music. She also has her own successful podcast Under Construction where she tackles mental health.