I'm so outraged right now I am considering getting on the next plane and showing up at Ricki's door!
I saw this clip from the Ricki Lake Show and I'm disgusted, outraged and horrified.
Feel free to watch it, but be forewarned, it'll make your skin crawl if you've lost a baby!
The couple lost their baby boy only 5 months ago and the "professional" on the show does everything in his power to be as wrong as humanly possible about their grief. He says they are "stuck" and she should get a job and have a new baby. He pours guilt over her about not being a good mother. I honestly couldn't get through the whole thing before I started boiling with rage that these poor people had to sit there and listen to this NONSENSE.
You know who makes comments like he made? People who have NO CLUE what it's like to lose a child. Why he was used on the show is beyond me. (He's apparently a couples counselor from VH1. Yep, there's the problem right there...)
I'm heartbroken for this family. First and foremost for their loss, second for this atrocity. I wish I could tell them in person. There is NO time limit. Five months is just the beginning to a lifetime of grief. It's some of the most horrific pain anyone can experience. No going to work, no new baby, no "moving on" will change that. Period.
The fact that this show is broadcast into people's homes with such backwards information makes me nauseous. The things he is talking about are such common misconceptions about loss. Now, there is a "professional" acting as if it's truth. I COULD THROW UP.
If you are as outraged as I am, would you consider helping me inform the show of their massive error?
You can contact them here.
We need to let them know it's not okay.
I wish I could just hug this poor family and tell them how sorry I am. They will love and miss their baby forever <3.