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Old 06-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #3646
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My son, who is 10 said to me something that sums it all up...

"Mom, I guess money really doesn't buy happiness, just look at them - they were happier broke."

And you know, I think he's right...
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #3647
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Kind find the original post that you quoted from, but I noticed a long, long time ago that Kate always referred to the children as "my" kids; "my" house; "my" life - whereas Jon usually used the terms "our" children, "our" lives, "our" house.. That in itself is very indicative of Kate's "me" attitude..
I've been married 24 years and when I talk about my kids they are always referred to as "my girls", it is "my house", "my car", and I even say 'my bedroom" Never saw anything wrong with that and neither does my husband.

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I'm a stay at home Mom so I guess that means I can go have an affair and party it up at the bars so as to regain my identity? I would never do that. Jon's a big boy, he can man up and tell Kate no if he wants to. He quit his job to do the show. Plain and simple. Then when their speaking engagements came, he decided he didn't like doing that so he opted to stay home with the kids. Then he complained that he was always home with the kids. Now he's excited about this new chapter in his life. Yet he's still doing the show isn't he. Why is everyone pinning this whole thing on Kate? They are both responsible for their decisions.
Because bashing Kate is so much fun I guess. It takes 2 people to make a marriage. Jon is excited about getting a divorce? I think he needs to grow up. I also think when Kate made the comment about how she didn't think Jon thought through the ramifications of his decision that she was totally right. I think (and this is JMO) that he is thinking about freedom and how much fun he will have. After all, he will be able to keep all his toys (which he admits to liking) and get to be with his kids when he can schedule it.

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I found the episode tremendously sad. He just seemed totally disjointed and disconnected to the point of being inarticulate, and she seemed (to me) authentically sad and shaken up, though part of that is definitely because she feels that she "failed."



That place he looked at @ Trump Tower on the UWS was at least $4300/mo before the gym, security deposit and parking ... think $5000+/mo, plus he's about to get smacked with NYC resident taxes ... ouchhhhhhhhhhhh

I found it sad too. It was hard watching the clips of the kids when they were young. I was a little teary eyed watching tonight. I also think that Kate was upset, in part beause she failed and also just due to the end of her marriage. No one gets married thinking they will divorce. I just felt watching him that he was just resigned to it and that he is relieved it's over and out in the open....now he ccan move on to his exciting new life.
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The people still defending Jon have got to be out of their minds! This is a man who cheats on his wife with a 23 year old woman, goes out drinking with the college crowd, looks for an apartment in an entirely different state, is EXCITED about the next chapter of his life, because after all, he's "only 32", and is sporting brand new ear piercings!

Come on people! He is out of control. This is not how a responsible parent with his children's best interest at heart acts.

And say what you want about Kate, but you know what? Jon was treated the way she had to treat him, like the 9th child. He obviously can't make a good decision if his (or his children's) lives depended on it.

She is doing what she has to do to provide for the kids, as far as taping the show goes. And just why oh why is Jon going to continue to be on the show if he was so against it all along? Give me a break.

That man really burned my biscuits tonight!!!!

I agree. Jon reminds me so much of my Ex-H....towards the end, it was honestly like having a 3rd child. We we're very young too, so I heard all the same excuses..."I'm only 32" ya ya ya...there are plenty of responsible parents at that age...heck I'm only 29 and have a 12 year old.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:16 PM   #3649
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I'm Going to bed but I have to say that this episode made me very, very sad. I don't think it's ever a happy occassion to see a marriage crumble - esp. live tv with children involved. I do wish Jon would've said that he would like to at least try. So very sad for everyone. I am a child of divorce and even though I can't see my parents together, I hated the bitterness.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:18 PM   #3650
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He said he was excited about this new chapter of his life. He went on to say he's only 32. What irked me was that he was smirking part of the interview, even my DH saw it said what a loser. DH then said why does Jon look like he's smiling when he's talking about divorcing his wife.
What a loser.


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I can't agree with that, until someone leaks the contract. Some contracts are pretty ironclad, and aren't just about money. And if it is about money, what it the fine was a 10 million, or even a billion dollars? What then? Do people here really think they have that much cash laying around? Should they strip the kids (if they have them) savings? Should they let both houses go into foreclosure? How do they pay something like that? So easy to judge, when it's not our kids lifes we are talking about.

I just wonder, if Jon was so unhappy, why did he sign the contract? Why didn't he refuse on his and his kids behalf? Why doesnt he buy out the contract with his share?

Any contractural lawyers here?
They should do whatever they have to do in order to give their kids a normal life without the cameras. This may be all they have ever known, but it is not normal.

Jon is a loser, I think that is pretty clear even without watching the show. Kate only worries about herself, I, I, I, me, me, me.

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I am not a fan or hater of either but I feel Kate would try but Jon has thrown in the towel. If he felt this way, he should have gotten a spine a long time ago and had a talk with Kate. Maybe he did & it just wasn't shown on tv but he should've stood up for himself more. JMHO
I believe that Kate would try as long as Jon did what she wanted to do.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #3651
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My son, who is 10 said to me something that sums it all up...

"Mom, I guess money really doesn't buy happiness, just look at them - they were happier broke."

And you know, I think he's right...
I agree.
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If I go to bed....this thread will be gone by morning won't it. I'll be hunting for Part 5
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:23 PM   #3653
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Maybe Jon thinks he is going to be snatched up by some big movie producer to star opposite Sandra Bullock or Jennifer Anniston. He claims he might get a job offer???
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:23 PM   #3654
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The people still defending Jon have got to be out of their minds! This is a man who cheats on his wife with a 23 year old woman, goes out drinking with the college crowd, looks for an apartment in an entirely different state, is EXCITED about the next chapter of his life, because after all, he's "only 32", and is sporting brand new ear piercings!
That's a "straw man argument". No one has given him the green light to start hanging with other women because of Kate's treatment of him. As for him not being able to make good decisions, well, when whatever do choose is going to be second guessed and/or criticized, you start to develop the attitude of not caring and "why bother".

The issue of the house placement tonight was another prime example. Kate's choice may very well have been a better one, but the way that she went about it was totally wrong. Jon had spent time over a couple of months preparing the ground for the playhouses and Kate didn't even bother to go look at the location herself. The very day that the truck arrives, Kate suddenly cares, decides Jon's picked a bad spot, and then undermines him with the installation crew and announces where she wants them. Jon is left to quip "It looks like I've just made a campground!"
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What a loser.




They should do whatever they have to do in order to give their kids a normal life without the cameras. This may be all they have ever known, but it is not normal.

Jon is a loser, I think that is pretty clear even without watching the show. Kate only worries about herself, I, I, I, me, me, me.



I believe that Kate would try as long as Jon did what she wanted to do.
Agreed BUT I don't think Jon knows what he wants to do, he wants to float through life. He wants complain about having no identity due to the show but wants to live off the benefits. I think if Jon would've stepped up she would've backed down. He even said tonight that he wasn't the best listener or something. When you've got 8 kids you shouldn't have to worry about your husband. Jon wants to play - period!!!
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I think this whole situation is VERY sad. I just knew these two were going to work it out. What happen to therapy? They could NOT have been separated for too long - one has already filed for divorce? What happen to RESPECTING the wedding vows? They said them twice. I am so sick of people getting married and lying to their friends, family and GOD himself. As soon as times get tough – somebody has to leave – run. Thinking the grass is greener somewhere else. They have 8 children together - they should be BONDED for life. Yes I said it. I wish I was the judge on their case, I'd mandate them to at least ONE YEAR in marriage therapy. Come to think of it – two years in therapy – for that second wedding!!! They should work it out – Period!!!!!
I for one agree with you 100%!
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What a sad show. I truly hope once the dust settles on this dysfunctional mess those kids make out ok
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Agreed BUT I don't think Jon knows what he wants to do, he wants to float through life. He wants complain about having no identity due to the show but wants to live off the benefits. I think if Jon would've stepped up she would've backed down. He even said tonight that he wasn't the best listener or something. When you've got 8 kids you shouldn't have to worry about your husband. Jon wants to play - period!!!
You're right. Jon is very lazy. Kate is very overbearing. That is not a good combo.
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They should do whatever they have to do in order to give their kids a normal life without the cameras. This may be all they have ever known, but it is not normal.
So, if the fine is 10 million or a billion dollars and they don't have a billion dollars what do you suggest they do? I don't know how much money they have, that is K & J's money discretionary money, but if they don't have it, just how do they just 'quit' the contract.? What's the point of a legal contract if it's that easy to get out of?
I'm serious..we can say, do whatever it takes, but how can we say that, without knowing the ramifications?
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I was just reading another board I frequent and this was posted. I think she makes a very good point.

Ever see a show try to survive when one of the main characters leaves? It's just not the same. Like when they tried to retool Golden Girls without Dorothy.

Much like a sitcom or drama, this show has a delicate balance. Every person is important to the dynamics of why people like the show. A show with just Kate one episode and just Jon the next is a completely different show. A show without the two of them sitting on the couch Kate love tapping and castrating Jon isn't the show people are used to watching.

Retooling the whole format of the show will be the kiss of death for the show, thank God.
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