Moving on .

I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.

October 20, 2011

Gene Simmons cracks his head open and then gets married

For the longest time on this blog, I had one of Gene's Simmon's quotes about marriage on my blog - something about marriage leading to divorce. It was cynical.
Since then the Demon has surprised us. He finally married Shannon Tweed after a lot of crack yer head open stuff.

Now if more people were as committed - in spite of all the craziness that Shannon put up with, I do believe there would be fewer break ups in this world. What Gene Simmons did took guts. What they both did took guts, hard work, gut wrenching hard work.
Go ahead and watch the Marriage Boot Camp episode to see what I'm talking about. Good on them both.

While the XSU wasn't an adulterer on the scale that we all believe Gene to be, he is a head case, with his own little fantasies and issues to do with his father. I've always said, going way back to my first few blogs, a son who doesn't have a healthy loving relationship with his father is quite bluntly, fucked! They gotta understand it and get through it.

Good on you Gene. Good on you. That was an impressive and very tough thing you did. And that Shannon. Most women would not have put up with what she put up with. But she did. And her family is together, she has the commitment she needed, and let's hope they have a long happy loving trust-filled life together.

The rest of us should be so lucky. Me? I've now got a man in my life who had that warm loving relationship and I am just sorry I never knew the man. The Beau and his cousins tell great stories about his dad.

Therapy works. It's the answer to a lot of what ails people. Why do they have to be so damn stubborn and not feel the pain to get to the gain? Who knows. But we move on and are lucky enough to have a second chance. Which we accept and even grab with gusto.

So here's my toast to Gene and Shannon. I just LOVE that show!


Anonymous said...

I watched Gene struggle through therapy last season and was amazed that he was willing to do it and on camera even. {although the show is staged I believe that they truly did work through their troubles}

I was so excited to see him propose to Shannon. She is a rock, yes? Perhaps the world will take a look at her and her forgiveness and Genes willingness to look inside and deal with some pretty nasty stuff and see that some things are just worth the pain. Less divorce in this world would make it a much happier place. Especially for the children. *sigh*

love ya, Ms Marie!
~ b

Anonymous said...


A&E has a marathon starting today at 3/2c.

~ b

Lily on the Road said...

A cynical comment...

If I had the money Shannon had forwarded to her, I'd have stuck it out too....

Glad though that they took the plunge, let's hope they don't stage a split....


MarieA said...

Ya Lily.... I had that same thought. WHat else was she gonna do? Go out and work *really* hard for a living? But she also had a lot invested in him too. I mean... 28 years, two kids who are really good young adults - not at all your Charlie Sheen Paris Hilton ilk at all. I think that's all Mom influence there. So. yeah... she deserves everything.