I was reading a few divorce blogs and other media today and I found this one article on the Palm Beach Post.com which was interesting: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/content/shared-gen/ap/National/FEA_Parenting_Divorce_Class.html I thought it might be something that Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook could explore. Either that or divorce therapy.
Those two are still fighting! They were in court today and Peter basically came out and said that Christie is a “bitter, angry, vindictive woman.” Ouch. Peter has a lot of gall saying that, given the reason the marriage fell apart. What did he expect her to do? Pat him on the back and say “well done”? Of course she’s bitter and angry. Who wouldn’t be under the same circumstances?
Peter’s lawyers were demanding that Christie get anger management classes. He’s a real piece of work, isn’t he? He’s brazen varmint. Unapologetic and even mocking of his wife. Nice, Peter. Nice. You want to say she’s a “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” but you wanted her back, remember? And she basically told you where to go and what to do when you get there. So you are the one who was scorned in the end.
On her side, Christie had to point out that Peter was a Narcissist. I was reading an article in the Daily News about the day’s chronicles and this is what they said that Christie said:
A leading psychiatrist has diagnosed my husband as an extreme narcissist.
Well. I think that they both probably have a bit of narcissism. She can’t be completely without vanity and self-love. She’s a supermodel. Today’s performance was a way for the two of them to display their feathers. They don’t want the public to forget about them. The both love themselves very much and want to be seen and remembered. They are just using their kids as their casus belli at this point and both of them need to stop it and grow up.
It is one of the great profundities of divorce. It brings out the id and ego in two people in the most negative, primal way. It really does.
Both camps – Cook and Brinkley – need to call a truce and move on. The train has left the station. The divorce has been finalized. There are two kids of the marriage. Learn to parent them like adults and stop this ineffable circus in its tracks before it goes to level three. You are both starting to look your age and that’s not good, believe me.
So go on. Go to divorce school. Get divorce therapy. If you won’t do it for yourselves, do it for the kids.
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