Spoiled Children of Divorce

Exemplary Children of Divorce – Isabella Blow

English fashion icon Isabella Blow was a Child of Divorce.  Blow was a magazine editor, muse and stylist for major fashion designers.  She became famous for wearing eccentric hats.  She said it was “to keep everyone away from me.”  How Child of D’ ish.

Blow related much of her personal problems to problems from childhood.  When she was 4 years old her younger brother drowned in a swimming pool.  Her parents’ marriage slowly fell apart after that.  They separated in 1972 when Blow was 14 years old.  The parents divorced 2 years later when she would have been around 16 years old.

She said that her Mother, a Lawyer, left her with her 2 younger sisters by  “shaking each daughter by the hand.”  Children of Divorce learn early on that it’s difficult to say Good-Bye.

I believe that both parents remarried.  Blow didn’t get along with her Father’s new wife and daughters and worked for years at low wage jobs to support herself.

Blow’s life shows several other difficult rejections, possibly due to her struggle with Bipolar illness.  Alexander McQueen was one of the designers whose careers she built up. He ignored her after he became successful.  Isabella’s Father disinherited her.  She found out that she couldn’t have children and then was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Blow’s first marriage ended in divorce.  Her second marriage was difficult.

Blow was severely depressed during her last years and tried to kill herself at least a couple of times.  In 2006 she told her friends that she was going shopping, but instead drank a bottle of weedkiller and ended her life.   Her husband’s Father had also committed suicide in this way.

New Feature: Publishing Search Feature
February 3, 2010, 5:56 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

WordPress provides a really great feature which shows the searches which lead a person to one’s blog.

Because the title of my blog talks about a negative trait of some kids who come from divorce, namely that Children from Divorced are spoiled because they get two separate presents from two separate families on their birthdays and on holidays, I get to see on a daily basis the negative viewpoints that people have of kids who grow up in divorce.

From the searches one can see how seldom people are concerned with emotional fall-out from growing up in divorce.  It does happen but rarely and the wording used to try to understand the situation is sort of simplistic, cave man like and shallow.

So I’m going to try to start posting these searches.  There is really so little traffic to this blog that it won’t make a dent in people’s understanding, or lack of understanding.  The only people who visit the blog are bitchy step-mothers who have hacked into the site so that they can wire their negativity and abuse through yet another channel.  Apparently, Fairy Tales don’t lie, that’s why the kids like em.

Either way, I think this is a great educational tool for understanding where people’s heads are at on the subject of Children who grow up in Divorce.  Hopefully this will provide the world with some kind of mirror for understanding their opinions and attitudes and ways they treat others, but I’m not feeling really hopeful about that.  I’m definitely not starting with a day when the comments were extremely negative.

Searches for 2/2/10 which led people to this blog yesterday:

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tess damm 1
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the neighbour’s spoiled child