This is so spot on!Mclindy wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:41 am I think Katie left her work because she wasn't up to it. She's is mentally slow and scattered (perhaps because of mental health conditions, prescribed medication, and alcohol, or the whole cocktail). It sounds like her last job had her on the "monkey see, monkey do" lowest level of work - basically checking boxes so some one senior could make a diagnosis - and she didn't have the intellectual rigour for much more. That's why she can't turn her academic background into anything useful and produce videos with quality content that many people with an interest in developmental or mental health issues would watch and use as a resource. She's always been an academic lightweight, I suspect, and probably got a lot of help as an undergraduate from study groups and private tutors, and barely scraped through her doctoral work. Clearly she's a terrible parent, but perhaps now she's just messing up two kids instead of an office full (though I don't think she'd ever pass supervision to practice at full capacity).
I agree, they continue to betray their kids everyday by violating their privacy.
I'm still amazed by the cavalier way they film and upload themselves intoxicated. I imagine when you are in the throes of addiction, you don't realize how abnormal your behavior is. They probably don't realize that your typical 40-year-old parents are not getting sloshed every night on cordless blender margaritas. They were probably feeling great when they filmed this- confident and full of liquid courage. Probably thought everything they were saying was so honest and intelligent. I think the only reason they don't come to their senses and delete the footage once they've sobered up is because their sober window is very small.
I predict another "bombshell" addiction video in a year or two where they "come clean" and commit to reinventing themselves yet again as sober living icons in an attempt to garner some attention and views.
It's becoming more and more obvious to me that a big part of this move was getting away from family and friends who could observe this behavior in-person and call them out on it. Cullen himself admitted originally that his mother confronted him about his drinking. I don't think it's a coincidence that his mother just left after a visit and they are sloshed in the next video. They got tired of holding it together around family members. This way, they only have to monitor their drinking when family comes for short visits every once in a while.