Guest wrote:Self007 wrote:Guest wrote:Guest wrote:Self007 wrote:I know that my post sounded dismissive and, perhaps, cruel. I don't mean to belittle mental illness or anorexia. I do think that certain personality disorders lend themselves to self destruction as a means of control. "I will kill myself if....." Or " I can't eat because you. .... " are very controlling behaviors.
It is sad that a person would go to those lengths for control and attention rather than seek professional help. With Jolie I think there is the added pressure of being in a Hollywood mind set that thinnest is best. Due to her body type, exercise and healthy eating would be the only way that she could maintain a healthy Hollywood acceptable figure. It would be healthier to either to that of give in and be a healthy apple shape.
You are completely ignoring the elephant in the room! Cocaine and heroin addiction. How many supermodels use these drugs in order to stay thin like a skeleton? Jolie is doing exactly that. Only in Jolie’s case, she gets a “poor little Angelina” cover story in the national enquirer when she looks like a skeleton and that is what she is aiming for! When these stories hit the tabloids, miraculously, any mention of b!tchy Angelina who alienated her kids from their father and who lied about her ex and went after his money is suddenly forgotten. She pulls this trick when her PR goes south!
Good point, Guest. I think it's easy to forget about "all that." My personal take? She is anorexic AND an addict. I mean, the whole big double whammy, with all the psychological issues of both. And she wants full custody of six kids...
Very good points by both of you. I too think that Jolie may have a drug problem. Anorexia and the drug problem may well just be co-morbidities along with her underlying mental condition. Again, I think being heralded as "sexy" for so long along with losing her "big catch", Pitt, all is playing into her refusal to eat.
Jolie just has the ability to kill any sympathy for her because she continually manipulates everyone. It would be interesting to see what kind of woman she would be under treatment. Even if she is BPD which is difficult to treat, it would show some self-awareness. Of course, I don't think that she will voluntarily seek treatment.
I, too, doubt that she would ever volunatarily seek treatment, and were she to be placed in a treatment program, it would take...years...just to get her to understand the difference between the rants and ragings of her inner mental life and a true recognition of her place in "the real world."
Make that "voluntarily."