And Happy Memorial Day!
Right now, Steven and I are on an airplane headed out west to California!
We have a wedding this coming weekend, and this week is the bachelorette party!
One of my best friends is getting married, and I am just so excited to celebrate her and her soon-to-be-husband!
How many of you have been watching the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial?
Admittedly, I have only recently “tuned in” – watching the closing statements by the lawyers.
And I have two thoughts — not that you necessarily asked, but hey – I’m stuck on a six hour flight with broken wi-fi, so it’s just me and my notes app…
My first thought – is that it’s really really sad how such intimate details about these two people are on display for all the world to see. And not only that, but it’s being consumed like a binge worthy Netflix series. It just is this sick feeling. I mean, the whole world knows about how Amber pooped the bed, and how Depp battled sobriety. And sure, one could argue that they’re celebrities, and so they “signed up” for that — but at the end of the day, private matters should stay private matters.
My second thought – is that abuse is abuse, period. It doesn’t matter who the abuser is – the bottom line is that physical, mental or verbal abuse is never okay. I feel like so many times, because women are smaller and “less strong” than men, physical abuse delt by women is brushed off…but that needs to change. Domestic violence — in any form — is wrong.
Lastly – and I know I said two, but this is an extra 🙂 This whole thing just feels really petty.
I don’t know what transpired between these two. I believe the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. Do I think Depp abused Amber? No — I would like to hope not. Do I think that Amber abused Johnny? Despite the audio evidence of her admitting to slapping him, I don’t think she is an abuser. Do I think they probably had a volatile relationship? Absolutely. Do I think that either one holds the singular blame for all of this? No – it takes two to tango.
What I do know, is that all of this has spurred some really great dialogue between my fiancé and I about conflict resolution in a marriage.
Because clearly, Johnny and Amber are a prime exhibit about what not to do.
All that to say, I hope that this trial can be resolved soon so that their lives can cease being a spectacle.
What are your about the trial? What do you predict the verdict will be?
Well, that’s all for now! Next stop: California!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day, and we’ll chat Wednesday for a DELICIOUS new recipe!
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