Thursday, September 22, 2011

Necessary Roughness

Are you addicted to this show like I am? Seriously, I don't know if it's the whole psychotherapy angle or the sports angle, I got totally hooked on this over the summer.

One of the last episodes, Baggage Claim, was about a Martha Stewart-type woman who was well-known for her craftiness and organization. She was required to attend therapy for anger management by her board of directors. After a few sessions the therapist, Dr. Dani, learns that this well-put-together woman is a hoarder! Shocker, I know.

As Dr. Dani works with her to get to the root of her issue, she keeps saying "once you give something away, you can never get it back." We finally come to one of her many boxes that contains a blue cap and some booties. That's right. The root of her hoarding habit is a son she was forced to give away and never grieved.

I thought it was wonderful to see this particular subject matter come up. There are so many women out there who have never grieved for the child that was taken from them. And as a society, we don't even think about it. Nobody talks about it.

What do you think about the portrayal of birthmoms in the media?

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