Sunday, March 21, 2010

Law and Order CI

I just watched an old episode from 2004, I think...

Controlling dad, post partum depressed mom with 4 kids under 7....

Oh my God! It was awesome and awful!

All she wanted was to be a good mother. He controlled her, he made schedules, he encouraged HOMEschooling!

He discouraged therapy and treatment for PPD.

So she decides to kill herself and take her kids with her. Except she and her oldest survive and the 3 little ones die.

I know this is fiction but how many times do we hear of PPD or murder suicide or homeschooling wackos????

This episode just tugged at me....

The controlling man.... I don't go for those... I want to smack them upside the head.

He manipulated his wife, he made her think she wasn't good enough, she couldn't live up to his schedule of expectations, she was clinically depressed.

I had 4 kids in 7 years, I know what it's like. I had some PPD after the third, not realizing it at the time...

Of course I don't have an asshole for a husband!

1 comment:

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm a L&O: CI fan. Sometimes the storylines hit really close to home.