I’ve divorced my WH but these are three shows I’ve seen this past year that reconciled couples or BS should just avoid.
1) Avoid watching any Below Deck reality shows. Watched the main show, first couple of seasons were ok but then, I think it’s third or fourth season, straight laced main guy is revealed to be a betrayed BF and ends up doing a mad hatter on wayward GF on show then proceeds to throw "crazy unhinged" OW under the bus to resolve main relationship and deflect any responsibility. Switched to the Below Deck Mediterranean, again first few seasons ok, mostly with betrayed partners as the "stars" but then one season the OW of one of the previous BGF is the main star and gushes about the deep connection wayward and her had, skipped that season and it just got worse. The current season we have a wayward girlfriend with her OM as the main stars and it follows her mindfuckery and piss poor justifications about her affair, she dumped betrayed BF for OM, then dumped OM because it wasn’t as great as she thought and got back with BBF only for her to lie to him about NC rules, meanwhile OM still trying to get back together, it’s a mess and just one giant trigger. So yeah, avoid.
2) can’t believe I’m writing this but avoid the musical Hamilton. Because it is so wildly popular I didn’t want to ruin seeing the show so I avoided any information about the musical. I had no clue Hamilton is a famous WH and they have a huge musical number in the show about his affair. His BS has a heartbreaking number about divorcing him.
I’ve heard there is a new doco movie on Netflix about one taste and was told to avoid. Apparently it romanticises polyamory and sleeping around and calls it female empowerment. It doesn’t end well because the "cult" is investigated for promoting a rape culture but I was warned because my xWH used polyamory as his scape goat justification for cake eating so any wayward who did the same might want to avoid this too as it’ll be triggering for BS.
[This message edited by LostInHisFog at 4:04 AM, Monday, November 7th]
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