My last 2 cents (on this topic)

I have never been a big fan of the J&K + 8 show. It was cute and I liked the kids but it wasn't my cup of tea when it comes to watching TV. I was, however, rooting for them. I agreed with the popular opinion that they were greedy, she treated him terribly, and the show had ran it's course.

You also know that I am a big supporter of marriage and was hoping that they could work through everything and show America that divorce doesn't have to be the answer.

Yesterday kind of dashed those hopes. Although I was not surprised I was disappointed. Something that I noticed in watching the show is the humbleness of Kate and arrogance of Jon.

Don't get me wrong I am not a big Kate fan but all the attention trying to go against her has made me want to support her even more. I saw the shots of her spanking her child. We spank and although this could be an entire post in and of itself last time I checked it is NOT illegal to spank in PA.

Kate not treating Jon the way he wanted to be treated does not give him the liberty to just throw in the towel, to have an alleged affair, and I'm sorry but it doesn't matter how old you are you have a responsibility. The "I'm only 32" comment made me gag. Jon said on TV that he needs to do what is best for him and his kids. He reversed the order later but I think he was being most truthful the first time. He is being selfish. He needs to figure out what makes him happy and stop trying to blame his unhappiness on everyone else..most specifically Kate.

I was saddened to see that they didn't seem to attempt reconciliation or counseling. I am saddened to see that proceedings have already been filed for divorce. I am saddened to see that the show will continue with what will most definitely be the most difficult and dark times for this family. The parents that continue to state that the do it for the kids need to take inventory of why the really are doing it.


Angel said...

TLC has halted production of the show, hopefully for good.

These people keep saying it is all about the kids and everything they do is for them, then get the heck of tv and deal with your issues...privately.

I used to really like this show but since this mess started I have refused to watch any of this disaster.

It is sad there are more news articles and reports on this fiasco then on is serious issues going on in Iran. Truly sad.

Stephanie said...

I'm with Angel. Used to watch this show all the time, but couldn't bear to after this mess started.
Didn't watch last night, but heard the sound bytes this morning. Seems like Jon is saying he was the passive one and 'let her run over him' and now he's gotta 'stand on his own two feet'.

Well, buddy, you shoulda thought've that before you went and had EIGHT kids, put them (and yourselves) on tv and now you wanna complain about it?

This is what counseling is for. Why don't people put any effort into marriage anymore? When you take divorce out of the options from the get-go, you'd be amazed at what you can accomplish!

Cathy said...

I never watched the show either, but it does sadden me that they were so quick to jump to the decision to divorce - without even trying counseling.

And yeah, Kate does come across as bossy and difficult, but didn't he know this about her personality before he married her? I just can't muster any sympathy for him, especially since he cheated (allegedly, to be fair)...

Anonymous said...

I know, I was really hoping that their "announcement" was going to be that they were cancelling the show to focus on their marriage. Guess not. :(