Demi Moore Should Stop Acting Like a Heartbroken Teen & Start Acting Like a Mom


demi mooreI wouldn't trade places with Demi Moore right now for anything. Heartbreak, health crisis, humiliation (whip-its?!) ... Moore is going through what would be considered an undeniably rough patch in any woman's life. 

But Demi Moore isn't just a woman, she's also a mom. With three daughters who are just becoming young women themselves: Tallulah, 18, Scout, 20, and Rumer, 23. I'm sure Moore would be horrified to see any one of her girls respond to a breakup with the kind of breakdown she's having. (I would be horrified to see any girl over the age of 15 respond to a breakup with the kind of breakdown she's having.) As their mother, isn't it her duty to set an example she'd want them to follow?

Of course the answer to that question is yes, but for some reason, Moore still can't hold it together. I'm not criticizing the star, by the way -- her life has been filled with turmoil from the start. Is it really fair to expect normal, healthy behavior from a human being who has never truly experienced normalcy?

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The fact remains: Normal, healthy behavior is exactly what Tallulah, Scout, and Rumer deserve from their mother. Simply because, you know, she's their mother.

Sadly, something tells me this kind of drama IS normal for those girls. But that doesn't make the latest chapter of the Demi Moore saga any less painful or traumatic for her daughters to endure. Even if they're used to seeing their mom's face all over the tabloids and worrying about whether or not she's starving herself to death or about to overdose on prescription drugs, that doesn't mean they've completely given up hope. 

Demi Moore could still turn this one around, setting a pretty phenomenal example for her daughters in the process. Can you imagine? If Moore made a real, genuine, lasting recovery, what an incredibly powerful lesson would that teach her kids about the strength of the human spirit.

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Here's hoping Moore gets well soon, for the sake of her daughters.

Do you think Demi Moore owes it to her girls to pull herself together?


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nonmember avatar Lol

"I'm not criticizing"


nonmember avatar JustMe

I’m not sure I agree here, her daughters are all considered legal adults, and she is dealing with pressure that we (those of us who are not in the public eye at all times) cannot understand. Not only did her marriage fall apart due to infidelity, she has to hear about or have put in her face, all of the details, all the time (as someone who has experienced infidelity I cannot imagine how horrific that feels). She gets asked questions about it, “sources” report things about her, and she is not able to grieve the way a “normal” person would be able to. Breakdowns happen to a lot of people, to say she is not allowed to breakdown because she is a mother (to adult daughters) seems pretty callous to me. Maybe she could use help with coping, but there are plenty of people who could use that help, some of them mothers. And yeah, “I’m not criticizing her” is a joke; that is all the article was about. Saying she needs to do better, be better, and not be allowed to not take the pressure because she is a mom. Sounds pretty critical of her from here. Have you never met a mom who "broke" under pressure and needed help (from family, friends, doctors etc.)?? Really?

nonmember avatar yomama

Yeah, being a mom means that you can't ever lose it or break down, not even when your kids are grown. Put up with it all and never lose it, be superwoman, never show weakness! Um, really? Whatever. Everyone has the right to lose it. At least her girls are grown.

ashja ashja

that ship sailed years ago...

Anne4222 Anne4222

Everyone has feelings. No one wants their man screwing around. Let her deal with it whatever way she wants! You'd be hitting the bottle too!! Trust me.

jessi... jessicasmom1

Everyone does have feelings... she needs to move on

Chatont Chatont

This piece is insensitive and assumes that what has been reported is true. Mothers hurt. To require perfection of them is unreasonable. That kind of thinking puts enormous pressure on women and causes breakdowns. That being said, I don't know Demi so I can't evaluate her performance as a mom. What I do knows that having your business aired out in public is know picnic! Just for kicks, would have mattered to you if her kids were boys? (, Twitter: @chatonsworld

nonmember avatar JustMe

You know it's easy to SAY "Move on" "You're better off without him" etc. Let's be REAL for a sec, how many of YOU would, in a matter of a few short months (over the holidays no less), just "move on" and "Be over it" if your HUSBAND cheated on you, the other woman blabbed about the details for everyone and your mom to read about, and then have so many people (who don't even know you) DOWNPLAY your pain and your struggle. Have some compassion, unless y'all don't love your men and would be just fine if he betrayed you? Anger can get you through only so much before you feel the weight of all the things you have forgiven, accepted, "worked on" seems like it was for nothing. I also agree with "yomama" do we really expect all moms to be superwoman, that if they show any sign of being human and fallible we say how they "aren't doing right by their children"?? NICE.

ljnmom ljnmom

It really feels like both she and Heather Locklear are having some major hormonal issues.  And I am not saying this like some kind of asshole "she's hormonal", I am saying it as a 48 year old woman who is also going through some major hormone changes and can see that without the proper medical care, you could turn to drugs or booze to get you through the tough times.   Both woman are changing into older woman and I don't think they are ready for it, know how to deal with it or are getting help with it.  So losing a career or a man is so devistating they actually break down.  I hope they both see doctors who know how to really help them, both physically and emotionally.   

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