Mariah Carey is reportedly putting her dogs into therapy so they won’t get jealous of her twins when they arrive. I mean – seriously?! That lady is hilarious and just a little crazy. But hey if I lived with her, I’d probably need therapy too. Good luck twins, you’re going to need it
This actually got me thinking about therapy though. I went through a stage of wanting to be a counsellor until I saw how much work it is and how there was no way I could fit it all in but I am fascinated about how people can talk their way through problems and how counsellors can really add value to people’s lives. I’m talking about people with actual issues though – someone who has been through grief or addictions or been a victim in some way.
I’m not talking about celebs who need to go for abnormally high self-esteem! It is mind-boggling to think about what they actually talk about with their therapists, I’d love to be a fly on the wall! Maybe I’m being harsh, some obviously do struggle in the limelight but why choose it then?!
I’ve never gone to a therapist or counsellor myself, even suffering through the loss of a parent when I was a child. I don’t know if it would have helped then or not. Sometimes, like everyone, I struggle with things but I rely on my own analysing and the support of those around me to get through it, I haven’t turned to a professional. I think it’s great though if you choose to get help that way for a genuine issue, particulary if you’re unable to talk to those close to you or if there is no-one you can share things with.
It’s a shame though that the whole therapy thing has been twisted for so many and it’s part of the course for celebrities to have their ‘shrink’ and now apparently dogs too as well!
I’m reminded of the episode of Sex and the City when Carrie is forced to see a therapist because her friends are tired of listening to her over-analyse her relationship with Mr Big. She ends up sleeping with Jon Bon Jovi, another guy who is no good. Therapy it seems can be ironic too!
Is Mariah Carey making a laughing-stock of therapy?