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Jon and Kate: Isn't divorce too harsh?

by Michael Pascua, posted Jun 23rd 2009 2:28PM
Jon and Kate Gosselin do it for the kids.Jon and Kate Gosselin have finally filed for divorce papers, but shouldn't the two of them go through a few steps before getting there? I'm no doctor, but even I could see that getting upset at one moment and then having silence for several months is not a good basis for divorce.

Yes, there are a lot of outlying factors that TLC has not decided to show America. The portrayal of the couple in the whole fifth season shows that the two didn't communicate anymore, unless it's for the children. Shouldn't one fix the communication barrier before cutting the cord completely?

Clearly the two should have gone through several steps before filing for divorce. First off, the two should have taken time off of the show to focus on them. I think the cameras have accelerated what cracks they had in their relationship, but it also gave them an excuse to not talk to each other. Jon conveniently helping kids on Kate's birthday? Yeah, we know that Jon rigged that for his benefit. So instead of talking, the two got to use the show as an excuse.

I think a marriage counselor, mediator, or a psychiatrist should have been the next step. If Jon had all this pent up aggravation about Kate, he should have had a healthy outlet for communicating his emotions instead of leaving the house and having a drinking party. Kate could also argue her case to the marriage councilor. I don't care if Kate was overbearing or aggressive to Jon, it's all about the two finding the happy middle. I think the two could do better with someone to talk to; hell, even a Dr. Phil intervention could have helped.

How about some separation time before full divorce? I understand that it was basically that already, but time can change one's perspective. I'm not saying that it's going to heal the problem, but with a little time maybe Jon can make a coherent sentence that doesn't involve the words "for the kids."

As much as the couple says that they are filing for divorce "for the kids," Jon and Kate Gosselin should have made a few steps before getting to divorce. Was the divorce the right decision? Voice your comments below.

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draw98

Finally someone gets it!!! Divorce is wrong, it says so in the bible, adultery is wrong, the bible says so also, and these people claim to be christians. I say these people set a poor example of what a real christian is.

July 21 2009 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
soli

jon, look infront of the mirror, can you picture yourself with your young children and now that you are enjoying time with your new woman does your conscience bother you a bit how your children feels seeing their father in magazines and news?
kate, take care of yourself and the kids God is with you!

July 21 2009 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maddie

Its sad that they are devorcing, but how much can a man take. I feel so sad for the children. Jon wanted her to stop the show but Kate wanted to go on. She says she is doing it fot the children but in my eyes she was doing it for herself. I think they should stay together and Kate should get some help with her temper. Kate should also remember in the BIBLE the man is in charge, and also think Jon two wrongs dont make it rite.Pull it together for the children they dont deserve what you both are doing.

GOD BLESS all of the family. Pray Pray Pray

July 21 2009 at 11:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tina

so everyone wanna jump ship and run over to kate side now huh? i still say that she ws the cause for this marriage breaking down, she let fame come before her husband and children, no-one said anything when she was off promoting that book, that she took and ran with, and left her friend beth out of..yet jon stayed home with the children, i dont feel sorry for her, im glad jon left her, he put up with alot of mess from her, granted he should hav been more stern and took charge of her running mouth, but then people woud be saying he was mean. she wanted to continue the show instead of taking time out to get away with her husband and try to work on some of there problems, but she wanted to keep the show going, her own family turning on her, even aunt jody and kevin hav stepped away from them becus kate had a hissy fit that the show wanted to pay the couple some money for being on the show and kate went on a rampage saying no-one was getting paid but her..talk about selfish, but she got what she jus deserved in the end..and that maddy is gonna give her a run for her money with that mouth of hers, this child said that she wasnt suprised at her parents getting divorced..now thats said!

July 21 2009 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pillgirl

jon is a jrek. He is having a mid-life crisis and thinks it is Kate's fault.

July 12 2009 at 11:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Annette

Jon is just being a baby. Looks like he just wants his freedom and to dump his responsibilities to the children. He is renting a one bedroom Trump apartment and he has a sports car that can only fit two people. His focus seems to be on dating other women and having a swinging single life.

July 06 2009 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shaun

Tvsquad please please please please please stop with all the jon and kate bullshit its ridiculous how many posts you hve up and every post is basically saying the same thing as the last and the comments are always the same. Chill out on it seriously, I love you guys but you're becoming worse than cinematical was with watchmen

June 26 2009 at 6:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

I SO doubt this is a "ratings grab". Who goes to a courthouse to file for dissolution of their marriage for ratings??? That's a really far-fetched supposition.

As for John not realizing he was browbeaten until he looked at the message boards, I've never heard anything so ridiculous. John asked Kate on camera many times to stop screaming at him in public and she totally ignored him and either denied that she did it or made excuses for why she "had" to do it. He realized long ago that she wouldn't stop because it's not in her nature to. He finally got fed up and this is the result.

They should have stopped this public fiasco long ago and regrouped. Jon wanted to stop, Kate did not. Kate still wants it to go on. The network put the show on hiatus, not Kate.

June 26 2009 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Deree

Jon didn't care that Kate was bossing him around until he started to look at message boards (such as these) and hear everyone saying that "she treats him like crap...and he shoundn't put up with it" etc. I think if ANY married couple had to have half of America critique their marriage it would cause serious problems with their relationship. They were both happy with their roles in their marriage until someone told them they shouldn't be!!
So, who's fault is it? Well, I guess if they weren't totally comfortable with themselves, they shouldn't have displayed thier marriage for all of America to see.
HE shouldn't have listened to everyone else's opionion on HIS marriage.
SHE shoudn't have had room to change when she saw that she was being labeled a b*itch.
WE should have not messed with what was working fine for them for 10 years.
TLC should be ashamed of themselves! I used to watch the show, now I get sick just thinking about it!
CANCEL IT ALREADY!

June 26 2009 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lillie chaos

I wanna see a new show....something like:
"Jon and 8" move on with life.

He was the most interesting character......he seems pretty harmless and low-key. I know.....put him on Chopper with Paul Jr--that will bring him outta his shell. Make him Mikey's assistant....now that would be a hoot.
After a hard day of bike building he could go home and
make dinner for the kids.......oh yeah, now that would be a show I would love to watch!!!!

June 26 2009 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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