How in the world did Charlie and Brooke Sheen end up in a bizarre knife-wielding incident on Christmas night only 9 months after the birth of their twins? Would you believe that it’s all the result of a post-baby relapse?
It’s true. According to a few Sheen insiders, the couple reverted to their same old bad habits when they felt the pressure of having severely underweight twins and the anxiety that brings. Of course, that’s no excuse to start smoking crack… or is it?
Do I smell legal argument brewing here?
Says one Sheen insider: “It was a really scary situation for a new mom — for any new mom — and at that point she went back to her comfort zone…she resorted to the way she handled stress in the past.”
“One time, Brooke threw a Kleenex box at him because he looked at her the wrong way. He went crazy and threw an expensive plate. It was nuts!”
Lawyers are constantly trying to garner sympathy for their clients by portraying them as victims of one kind of disorder or another… it’s practically their job. Does applying the word “relapse” make it sound any better? I think relapse sounds nice and temporary, whereas addiction sounds scary and open-ended.
I don’t know why, but as I was reading these quotes, I definitely got the sense that the Sheens’ lawyer was chiseling away at some kind of postpartum depression angle here in case child services tries to take 1-year-olds Bob and Max.
Is there a postpartum equivalent for men? I guess it couldn’t be postpartum… neo-parental depression maybe? Does that sound technical enough?