Celebrity, Life, Musings

Talking it out (but not to dogs)

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?



30 thoughts on “Talking it out (but not to dogs)”

  1. i went to counselling a few years ago when my mum left, i found it really helpful. sadly i did not end up sleeping with jon Bon Jovi (as you know, this saddens me greatly!) but its nice to have someone make you feel that your emotions are not just signs of being mental.
    Celebrities make counselling a joke, and i think are the reason the stigma is attached. i heard on the radio that the cutie from McFly is in the priory trying to get over his relationship with funny looking Saturday – most of us break up, watch Jennifer Aniston films, east ice cream and cry. whats with the priory??!!
    * sorry, massive comment and rant. over and out 🙂

    1. So sorry to hear about your mum, I can’t even imagine how tough that must have been for you, I think it’s great you looked for help to talk that through. Thanks for sharing that!
      God I know, I heard about the Mcfly thing and though WTF?! She’s moved on to a footballer pretty quick too 🙂 I totally agree with your break up rules! Maybe we should all check into the Priory, sounds like it’s the place to be lol

  2. My parents divorced when I was very young which led to minor anxiety issues at a very young age. My mom tried taking me to talk to someone but I refused…I mean come on! I was only 6!!! 🙂 writing has always been agreat help to me in dealing with anything & everything through the years. Leading me to blogging…I love having a release for anything and everything going on in my life and the world around me.

    Celebs annoy me…someone that’ll take their dog to therapy shouldn’t be having kids…just my opinion though!

  3. You seem like a resilient person (obviously you’ve been through some tough times …things that never really just “go away”). I’ve been to different counsellors over the years…most of them were social workers who did counselling…but nothing “clicked” for me…I did like one of the women very much…but I also found she waved off the things that were “really” bothering me as trivial, and instead she focused on other stuff.
    I chalked it up to knowing that in the end I have to be strong and determined and cut off the “bad” thoughts myself…I’ve learned that support needs to come from within me.
    Mariah Carey is crazy 🙂

  4. I believe every human being on this planet could benefit from therapy…not because they’re necessarily suffering from diagnosable mental illness, but the idea of meeting with a neutral party to sort things out is a good one.

    Nice post!

  5. I simply don’t follow stars and what’s going on their life, because I really don’t care. I think if we all had money, we’d have a “shrink” on call to see quarterly to just rant and rave over the complex world of stardom.

    On a serious note, can you imagine Paparazzi hiding in bushes and just waiting to snap an awful shot of you with no coffee/in sweats/looking a mess and spinning a photo to make you look like an awful parent, etc. I think that would send me to the looney bin and I’d have to go talk about the fear I developed with people “hiding” everywhere ready to jump out! 🙂


  6. dog therapy? hmmmm…I guess if you’re Mariah you have that kind of money to throw around! I was held up at gunpoint years ago and therapy did help me…but I had to get to the point of wanting help of wanting to become a victor and not a victim. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. I’m sure she throws A LOT of money around 🙂 Wow so sorry to hear that, must have been terrifying and I’m glad you sought help not to be a victim and not give them the satsifaction!

  7. Ohhhh I remember that SATC episode and right after they sleep together, she asks him why he’s in therapy and BAM-burnnnnnn!

    Oh Mimi–really? Your dog is absolutely adorable but get over yourself? And how long has she been pregnant, like two yrs? I feel like it’s been forever.

  8. My masters was in counseling, but after one year of the program, I decided I didn’t want to be in school 6 more years before I could start practicing. I have a lot of respect for those who counsel and think it’s incredibly helpful for most everyone to get counseling at some point or another. Particularly people who aren’t very introspective and have trouble understanding why they act/feel the way they do.

  9. Dog therapy sounds peculiar… 😉 Typical Mariah.
    I think more people than we think go to therapy. Everybody can benefit from it I think, just to get a new perspective on their behaviour (the closest people around us often don’t say or notice everything), but sometimes people also need it to keep afloat. I went to a therapist a couple of years ago to deal with some difficult aftermath of my parents’ divorce. You think you can handle all this stuff just because you’re a “grownup” but sometimes you need a little help.

    1. Sorry to hear you had a tough time but it’s good you got help. It’s so true that when we grow up we’re expected to be wise and knowing but it all just gets harder!

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