Spoiled Children of Divorce


What Happens On Your Wedding Day?

This is a very touching story. A woman named Brittany was being walked down the aisle on her Wedding Day by her Biological Father. Her Father stops and runs back to ask Brittany’s Step-Father to help walk her down the aisle as well. The Step-Father is in tears.

The story does not sugar coat the divorce and the custody disputes and the contentious relationship between the Fathers. That kind of honesty is much appreciated. Brittany was 6 years old when her parents divorced.

Congratulations on your new life, Brittany!



Astrology Lecture on Cycles of Jupiter and Saturn in Child Development
April 8, 2017, 5:27 pm
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Here is a great lecture with astrologer Alex Trenowith which discusses how the Jupiter and Saturn cycles affect children throughout childhood. She worked in the education field and was able to match her observations of the children with astrological cycles. This is very similar to my research which has been looking at how trauma of divorce affects children (but much better presented).

SFB RF Alex Trenoweth: Astrology in Education: Research
from The Kepler Conference

Kepler Conference / Alex Trenowith Lecture



Exemplary Children of Divorce – KellyAnne Conway
February 20, 2017, 3:06 am
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Well here we go — another advisor to the President who is a Child of Divorce.

Donald Trump is now the Chief. He’s divorced. He’s on his third wife. I have no insight about him. But, if you’ll remember my other posts from a hundred thousand years ago, advisors and strategists to Presidents tend to come from Divorce. President Obama’s advisor was David Axelrod who was a Child of Divorce. George W. Bush’s advisor was Karl Rove who was also a Child of Divorce. There are so few Children of Divorce in high profile politics. It looks like a talent for strategizing and advising which comes from growing up in Divorce. Leadership maybe not as much. Once you’ve listened to both sides of a divorce you probably know everything you need to know about what makes people tick.

So, KellyAnne may not be considered exemplary but she’s having so much criticism right now I can’t diss her completely. According to Wikipedia, KellyAnne’s parents divorced when she was three years old. That’s the first Jupiter square. It has something maybe to do with breaking down boundaries, or feeling boundless, or just being able to not feel bad when you say anything to support your boss.

I believe that KellyAnne is an only child. She grew up in a house of all women. Her Mother, her Grandmother, and her two Aunts. KellyAnne has a Law Degree so she made it through College. She is married and has four children. She can talk really, really fast (maybe because she’s from New Jersey).



Is One of Your Parents a Stalker?
February 20, 2017, 2:42 am
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Stalking is common in Divorce. According to this article, “Stalking After Divorce Or Separation.”

http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/abusiverelationships/a/stalking.htm

about 30-40 percent of divorces include stalking behaviors. What does this mean for the bambinos? Hmm, I don’t have a clue. No, that’s not true. I did see a research study on children of divorce whose parents stalk from out of a Scandinavian country. I think it was Finland. I guess that along with all the other problems you listen to one of your parents talk about getting a restraining order.

The point is, if you grew up in Divorce there’s a good chance that you were exposed to this behavior. It would be good to read up on PTSD because it probably made you feel pretty powerless and over-exposed to idiotic behavior as a kid.



Golden Oldies About Single Mothers and Their Daughters
August 2, 2016, 10:54 pm
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For some reason this list of movies and books popped into my head. They are mostly about Mothers from Divorce and their daughters and they all came out in the 1970s or earlier. They are great movies but all show a negative side of divorce and growing up with a single parent. That’s the purpose of drama, after all. To creative dramatic tension in order to provide a psychological catharsis. Modern movies are forced to sugar coat and censor everything so nobody bothers to write them let alone watch them.

“Mildred Pierce” stars Joan Crawford as a middle class mother in the depression and her two daughters. Her husband lost his job and left her for a wealthy woman. She struggles to find a job and eventually build a successful business so that her daughters can maintain their social status. Her youngest daughter dies and her oldest daughter is a spoiled snob who becomes a successful singer and then steals her Joan’s boyfriend.

“Neon Ceiling” stars Lee Grant as a Mother in a terrible marriage who packs up her teenage daughter and leaves. The car breaks down in the middle of the desert and the two develop an interesting relationship with the mechanic who fixes the car. So, some scary commentary about girls and Mommys boyfriend.

“Rachel, Rachel” stars Joanne Woodward as a grown daughter of a widowed Mother. Cant remember anything about the story except that it scared me as a child so you can watch it and let me know.

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds” also starred Joanne Woodward. It is a play written by Paul Zindel. Incredible tension of two daughters growing up with a single mother.

Steven King’s “Carrie” stars Sissy Spacek as the repressed child of divorce who goes ape face at the senior prom.

Enjoy!



Exemplary Children of Divorce – Bob Ross
August 2, 2016, 10:31 pm
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“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Was TV painting guru “The Happy Painter”talking about family or about painting? Probably both.

I was delighted to find that Ross was a Child of Divorce. His situation was unusual. From what I’ve read on the Internet, and don’t quote me because I could be wrong, Ross’ parents split when he was 1 1/2. They married other spouses and then separated from those spouses and remarried each other. I can’t find what age Ross was when they remarried. Somewhere I read that this happened before he hit his teen years. Ross had one half-brother.

The first Venus Return happens around age 1 1/2. That’s a pretty good signature for an artist especially when in conjunction with the Sun as it is in Ross’ chart. This conjunction also makes a significant 8 year cycle in a person so it would being interesting to know if the parents’ remarriage occurred at either Age 8 or Age 16.

Ross dropped out of school in the 9th grade, perhaps as a symptom of divorce stress, maybe for another reason. He worked for his father doing carpentry where he sawed off part of a finger. At Age 18 Ross joined the Air Force where he worked for twenty years. He said something to the effect that he had screamed so much in the military that he had no desire to scream ever again. This reflects his mellow TV person where he claims that painting is easy and can be done by anyone. While in the Air Force Ross started painting a quick technique in Oils where he could knock off 2 paintings at lunch and go back to the base and sell them. He started his how-to TV show in 1981. This became a successful business where he sold not only his paintings but art supplies and instructional materials.

Ross was married twice. The first marriage ended in divorce and the second marriage ended when his wife passed from Cancer. Ross had two sons from his first marriage and one son from his second marriage.

Bob Ross passed from Lymphoma when he was 52. It looks from the following link like there were some problems between his son and his estate, https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/3rtpvu/what_happened_to_steve_from_bob_ross_the_joy_of/

 . Don’t really want to mention but this but it’s a reality for a lot of children of divorce.



Exemplary Children of Divorce – Jack Parsons
May 29, 2016, 4:29 pm
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Jack Parsons is remembered as a Rocket Scientist who helped start the Jet Propulsion laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He is also remembered for his wild personal life as he was a follower of the cult started by Aleister Crowly. He experimented with drugs and participated in sexual orgies and whatever else it says on his Wikipedia bio.

According to Wikipedia Parsons was born on October 2, 1914. His Mother threw his father out of the house for visiting prostitues about 5 or 6 months later in March, 1915. Shamed, his Father moved back to Massachusetts where his parents were originally from. Parsons’ rich grandparents moved to California and raised him and his mother in a very nice neighborhood. Parsons spent a solitary childhood and read a lot. He became interested in mythology and then Science Fiction and futurist thinking around the age of 10-12. Parsons did poorly in school because it’s thought that he was dyslexic. (That doesn’t explain all the time spent reading.) He was bullied in school because it is said that he was effeminate.

At some point Parsons developed an interest in building rockets which he made with gun powder. He also studied occultism and devil worship. The family’s  financial situation worsened during the Depression and Parsons was unable to attend college. His career is really complicated. Because of his talent for building rockets he was hired To design them. Later on He worked at a lot of other jobs especially after he was blacklisted as being a spy for the Israelis and could no longer find employment for anything related to government. Children of Divorce do tend to get bullied a lot.

Parsons’ relationships were pretty forward thinking and casual and strange. He lived for a while with his wife, her boyfriend and his girlfriend in a house.  His girlfriend left him for science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Parsons died at age 37 on June 17, 1952 while building explosives for a movie set. His house blew up. The death was either an accident or suicide or murder. The police ruled that it was suicide. His mother committed suicide right after.