At the beginning of the second season, it is revealed that Kate received her high school diploma early by taking the GED. In her free time she smoked marijuana with Marshall and made super heroine videos with her friend Lynda.
She briefly did internet peep shows as Princess Valhalla Hawkwind in exchange for gifts on her online gift registry.
The cause of Tara's condition was allegedly believed to be a rape that took place while she was a teenager, but later discovered that both she and Charmaine were molested by their older half-brother Bryce.
The series begins shortly after she made the decision to stop taking her medication, which allows her underlying vulnerabilities (her "condition") to re-emerge.
In the time leap of three months between seasons one and two, she picks up medication again, and it works for a while.
Throughout season two, Tara thinks that the only reason they are still together is because he views her as a "project".
He is very close to both of his children, Marshall and Kate.
He acts as caretaker to both of his children and, despite the challenges and frustrations, Max is a committed husband and father.
The New Yorker called him "a member of that strange breed of TV husband that exhibits infinite patience." Max's own father left him and his mother during his childhood due to her mental illness which may motivate his fierce commitment to his family and to supporting his wife through.
Tara's "alters", or alternate personalities, stand as characters in their own rights and continually interact with the other characters and sometimes with each other and Tara.
Tara Gregson (Toni Collette), née Craine, is the central character of the series.
that she is not receiving proper treatment for her dissociative identity disorder".