Parental Delusions (General Discussion)

by MegsMom, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:45PM (10 days ago)

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

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by Sissa @, Sweden, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:50PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

ITA with you, and Thomas isn't a "young guy" hi's a grown man.

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by Lucky13, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:55PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

Agreed. I don't think Steffy is going to be thrilled with Ridge either. Flo destroyed Steffys dreams. I think Steffy will agree with Brooke

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by kikilucy, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:17PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

OP - perfect and well said post!

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by Longtimer, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:46PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

Quinn has her perfect Wyatt. Brooke has Hope. Ridge has Thomas. Shauna has Flo. They all see only the best and they’ll all lay down their life for them.

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by MegsMom, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:23PM (10 days ago) @ Longtimer

Quinn has her perfect Wyatt. Brooke has Hope. Ridge has Thomas. Shauna has Flo. They all see only the best and they’ll all lay down their life for them.

Very true, but Ridge seems incapable of grasping that not everyone is going to agree with him. Steffy certainly won't as Brooke pointed out. Ridge can support Thomas until the cows come home, but he doesn't get to assume everyone else will. :neutral

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by BBDownunder, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:23PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

Quinn has her perfect Wyatt. Brooke has Hope. Ridge has Thomas. Shauna has Flo. They all see only the best and they’ll all lay down their life for them.


Very true, but Ridge seems incapable of grasping that not everyone is going to agree with him. Steffy certainly won't as Brooke pointed out. Ridge can support Thomas until the cows come home, but he doesn't get to assume everyone else will. :neutral

i think steffy will fall in place, Ridge will convince her IMO

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by angry gal ⌂, Land Down Under, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:02PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

:love

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by Brenda3, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:24PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

If I was Ridge, Brooke's house would be the last place I would want a child living. She just tried to kill Thomas. He doesn't need to be living there and neither does Douglas. Douglas certainly doesn't need to live with someone that waffles like Liam or does the now I want you, now I don't but now I do Hope Logan.

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by MegsMom, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:13PM (10 days ago) @ Brenda3

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral


If I was Ridge, Brooke's house would be the last place I would want a child living. She just tried to kill Thomas. He doesn't need to be living there and neither does Douglas. Douglas certainly doesn't need to live with someone that waffles like Liam or does the now I want you, now I don't but now I do Hope Logan.

Brooke didn't try to kill Thomas. If that's what she intended, she'd have pushed harder.

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by JayCee_II, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:25PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

Bravo! Excellent post!
Whenever Ridge declared that Thomas shouldn't be separated from Douglas, I can't help but remember Ridge wanted to keep them separated forever. Ridge is the worst.

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by MegsMom, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:15PM (10 days ago) @ JayCee_II

Bravo! Excellent post!
Whenever Ridge declared that Thomas shouldn't be separated from Douglas, I can't help but remember Ridge wanted to keep them separated forever. Ridge is the worst.

Amazing isn't it? Apparently Ridge has forgotten that he has no room to talk about Brooke keeping Douglas from Thomas. He effectively did that by claiming Douglas was his son.

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by ShortandSassy, Home of the Carolina Panthers :), Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:32AM (9 days ago) @ JayCee_II

I can't help but think about the fact Thomas had no problem being separated from Douglas when he was at Vinny's or when he was going to get on the helicopter with Hope so what's the big deal now. What was all those horrible names he called his son because he told the truth? I didn't see him spending time with him unless it was to trick him into doing something since they returned.

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by Sissa @, Sweden, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:38AM (9 days ago) @ ShortandSassy

I can't help but think about the fact Thomas had no problem being separated from Douglas when he was at Vinny's or when he was going to get on the helicopter with Hope so what's the big deal now. What was all those horrible names he called his son because he told the truth? I didn't see him spending time with him unless it was to trick him into doing something since they returned.

Sooo true :cool

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by q, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:59AM (9 days ago) @ ShortandSassy

I can't help but think about the fact Thomas had no problem being separated from Douglas when he was at Vinny's or when he was going to get on the helicopter with Hope so what's the big deal now. What was all those horrible names he called his son because he told the truth? I didn't see him spending time with him unless it was to trick him into doing something since they returned.

When Ridge called Vinny, Thomas's low life friend, I was thinking Vinnie was the one telling Thomas what he was doing was wrong regarding Douglas. Vinnie saw how wrong Thomas was. Thomas was the low life.

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by Barbybo, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:48PM (10 days ago) @ MegsMom

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

Wanna bet they all eat turkey together on thanksgiving :lol

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by Curiosity12, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 3:58AM (9 days ago) @ MegsMom

No parent wants to accept that the child they raised is mentally or emotionally unstable. That they're sick and seriously need help. Ridge is no exception, but he's certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to being short sighted when it comes to Thomas. Today, he repeatedly says to Brooke that Thomas "made a mistake". That he was a young guy and made a mistake. As if being young somehow justifies what Thomas did. In my neck of the woods, making a mistake is locking the keys in the car not making the decision to withhold life altering information from someone you declare you love. And Ridge consistently overlooks that Thomas' transgressions didn't end with not telling Hope that Beth was alive. Thomas threatened people with dire consequences if they didn't do what he wanted. That Thomas threatened and harassed a young girl who subsequently died. Just because there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges, doesn't absolve Thomas for his actions. That he stood at the top of that ravine, watched the life end for a young woman, smirk in satisfaction and then walked away without calling for help. Does Ridge really consider such actions something as simple as "a mistake"? Now he thinks it's fine and dandy to have Thomas just waltz back into the house as if nothing happened? With no consideration how that would affect Hope and Liam, but especially Hope? Brooke may have no legal way to keep Douglas from Thomas (short of accusing and reporting him for abuse), but she has every right to refuse to have Thomas living under her roof. But there stands Ridge, seemingly totally oblivious to reality. Or then again, perhaps he just doesn't give two hoots about the impact of Thomas' actions on the rest of the family, including Steffy. Just my two cents. :neutral

First of all, Thomas isn't all that young. He must be in his mid 30s by now regardless of the actor's age. Secondly, " a mistake" implies a one-off bad decision. Thomas has exhibited questionable behaviour FOR YEARS and his latest stint lasted half a year. His behaviour consisted of MANY bad decisions he made knowing full well of the implications and the hurt he was causing other people. He just didn't care. Ridge is not the cause of Thomas' behaviour but he is enabling it. He has helped Thomas become an entitled brat who has never had to face any consequences for his actions and he won't this time either. Brooke made the same parenting mistake with Rick and the outcome was pretty similar.

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by Bystander07, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:00AM (9 days ago) @ MegsMom

I think that whatever mental illness Thomas has he acquired from Ridge because given all that's happened they are both delusional and freaking Nuts to expect eveyone to just forget what happened,that on top of Flos release made this entire story line completely asinine..IMO!!

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by sunkeeper, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:12AM (9 days ago) @ MegsMom

If Thomas had cancer would Ridge want to seek treatment for him? Having a mental illness is no different and the sooner people get that through their heads the better off our world will be.

I totally disagree, any decent parent would have no problem with a child having any illness, at least they shouldn't have.

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by MegsMom, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:04AM (9 days ago) @ sunkeeper

If Thomas had cancer would Ridge want to seek treatment for him? Having a mental illness is no different and the sooner people get that through their heads the better off our world will be.

I totally disagree, any decent parent would have no problem with a child having any illness, at least they shouldn't have.

Mental or emotional illness, sadly, still carries a stigma for many. A parent may not like to accept that their child needs help, but that doesn't mean that they wouldn't do all in their power to get their child the help they need. Thomas has had "problems" for years, something Brooke alluded to in yesterday's show. Ridge just doesn't seem to want to a knowledge that there is something basically wrong mentally/emotionally with Thomas. IMO, it's because, if acknowledged, it's some sort of reflection on Ridge himself. Instead, Ridge makes excuses for Thomas. He made a mistake. He was confused. It was someone else's fault. Ridge enables Thomas.

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by sunkeeper, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:17AM (9 days ago) @ MegsMom

Yes, reel life is showing us the reactions of real life and it's very sad. To bad they couldn't try to help the situation instead of making it worse which is what Ridge is doing to Thomas.

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