Tuesday, June 30, 2009

D-I-V-O-R-C-E Que the music

I have been torn in deciding whether or not to post about this here. I have ultimately decided to give a small piece of my opinion on the subject and try to be objective. I watched Jon and Kate Plus 8 last week in tears when it was finally announced that they were going to be divorced. I was so sad for the Gosselin family. I am sad for the children, and for the couple who is parting ways. Say what you want about Kate or Jon, it's still a sad situation. This week's episode took us back into happier times, reliving the past 10 years with the Gosselin family. Seeing the couple sit in the same interview chair and laugh with one another while discussing the antics of their children was refreshing to me. That is why I watched the show.

I am sure that the show has had a profound effect on not only their relationship but also their lives. Those children know nothing of life outside of TV cameras and paparazzi. I can say that's sad, but I am to blame. I watch the show. I feel like I know the children because I have watched them grow up. So, those television cameras are there for my benefit. As far as the paparazzi go, I don't read tabloids. I believe in boundaries. I don't think that those tabloid photographers have any. They cross the lines every day photographing families and trying to get people at their worst moment to generate a headline.

With a heavy heart
I wish the Gosselin family all of the best. There are no online greeting cards for healing the broken hearts in divorce. It's sad to see a family split up, no matter what the reasons are behind it all. I can only hope that in the end the decisions that have been made are what's best for the kids because ultimately that's what really matters.

6 comments, add yours here:

Mo said...

I've never seen the show but am a child of divorce, and I know first hand how it SUCKS for the kids.
I hope that they keep as much of the fighting and crap away from the kids, and that the dad remains close to the kids.

Desert Songbird said...

I've never seen this show, but it's difficult not to know what's going on when the media plays it out. And I don't even read the stories! I think the minute they decided to put their lives out on television is when the problem started. It's one thing to have a special or two, but quite another to let a show invade your lives 24/7.

Amazing Gracie said...

This was a very thoughtful post. I've never watched the show, either, but I'd have to be blind and deaf not to know all about it. Marriage is difficult enough without all the media. I'm sorry for the children - they had no say in this.

star8278 said...

I can only speak from my own experience with Divorce. My parents divorced when I was 15 and honestly, it was a God send.

Sometimes from the outside people can't see how damaging and destructive a relationship can be and how a divorce is a life saver.

Becca said...

I couldn't agree with you more on all fronts. I've been watching for years and feel like i know (and adore) those kids, but I would rather not know about them than to have them go through this.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I agree with you in all of this. I find this whole thing very sad.