Much of this is producer driven for ratings.
The birthday party for dad for instance, delivered food, etc., paid for and set up by TLC with the understanding that Andreeeeeiiii will bring up the controversial Moldovan wedding. The life lessons while simpleton son in law eats an apple, complete with expression close ups. Coltee noisily sucking on his date for the cameras attached to the car. Etc etc. I take most of it with the understanding it’s edited for entertainment and reaction.
However.... Larissa is Larissa whether cameras are rolling or not. Selfish, violent, hot tempered, nasty, irrational, etc,etc. My only consolation is that she once was a pretty girl but is systematically ruining her looks.
And Angela is Angela. All sweetness and light until that dreaded ringtone. OMG! Then all hell breaks lose. Michael needs to find a couple of Nigerian wives and settle down and have lots of children and as many ringtones as he likes.