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Can I Quit the K-Dawgs?

Can I quit the K-Dawgs?The K-Dawgs aka The Kardashians. There I said it. I watch it. I am somewhat addicted to it.  It is a guilty pleasure that I often times over indulge in, and I have kept it a secret from my therapist since day one cause I am truly embarrassed.  It kills me to even admit to you guys that read my blog that I have a problem. I have an addictive personality so at least I have some stupid excuse to justify my behavior but really?  So after spilling it in my recent therapy session, I have decided enough is enough. But when you are an addictive person how is that going to work.  Cold turkey? Is that what addicts are supposed to do?

And it gets worse. So, what instigated this new found realization that it is time to stop?

Prior to my therapy session I was at the gym watching Wendy Williams on my headphones while working out on a machine (another terrible confession that I watch that show) and she mentioned that the demographic for people that watch the K-Dawgs is 14-22 years old. I’m 39. I am a disgrace. So after hearing that, I went to my therapy session, and the truth came out.

I was talking about how I regretted not staying at the hospital the entire time my Dad was sick. Of course I was there visiting a lot, and spent a few nights here and there, but would take breaks and go home to rest.  So without hesitation I made a comparison.  I said, “I felt bad about not standing by his side like you know how Khloe did when Lamar was hospitalized after a drug overdose.  She didn’t even shower for a week.” My therapist looked at me and said “Who’s Khloe and Lamar?”  The cat was out of the bag so I just went with it. “You know the Kardashians.”  His face said a lot of things. I couldn’t tell if he knew what I was talking about, or did he know and now had a whole new impression of me. And not a good one. So I quickly jumped to another topic and kept going on like it never happened.

When I went home I sat down in front of my computer and opened up Hulu. There it was. The show a click away. Yes, I clicked on it. I was hoping my recent confession would put an end to my ridiculous addiction. Then when I picked a season and started watching, it hit me. I have to quit the K-Dawgs. I am not 22, I am an intelligent woman that has no business watching this show so decided it was time to quit.  I had to. I’ve come clean. I’ve written it down. I shared it with you, and my therapist, so now have to be accountable and follow through.  I can do this, and I know I am not the only one out there that has a show they are embarrassed to admit that they watch so, at least I’m not alone.

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Can I Quit the K-Dawgs?


Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.


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Loberg, E. (2016). Can I Quit the K-Dawgs?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 15, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2016/08/15/can-i-quit-the-k-dawgs/

 

Last updated: 16 Aug 2016
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