Lindsay Lohan takes a step forward and then ten backwards, this seems to be the pattern this young woman has lived by. This week alone she has been honored with the invitation to host Saturday Night Live and then she blows her drug test twice, with at least once showing positive for cocaine, according to TMZ.
What makes this young girl tick? She could have everything the world has to offer by just conforming to the rules set forth by society, but instead she insists on marching to by the beat of her own out of tune drummer.
Lindsay Lohan’s parents might have had some influence on the behaviors of this young celebrity. Believe it or not Dina and Michael Lohan are not that different from many other parents where their kids are struggling with substance abuse. Many parents find they are divided when it comes to the plan of attack towards the drugs and alcohol.
Dina Lohan is constantly denying her daughter has any type of problem, according to ShowbizSpy. She was even quoted saying Lindsay has been working hard at her treatment and did not do cocaine, just hours before Lindsay Tweeted her confession. What is wrong with Dina’s approach to her daughter? She just loves her and so much wants to believe the best from her daughter.
It is human nature to believe that others will behave similar to the way we do personally. Dina Lohan is most likely not someone who would be deceitful in the way Lindsay has been, so it is hard for her to tease out that attribute in Lindsay.
Michael Lohan, on the other hand, is able to spot these things in his daughter, why? Most likely because he is capable of some of these behaviors himself. I am not suggesting that Mr. Lohan does drugs, I am suggesting he is good at seeing through Lindsay where her mother cannot. I am suggesting that Michael Lohan may be more capable of the manipulation that Lindsay has practiced in her wayward behaviors.
Michael Lohan is despised by Lindsay, and many of her fans as well because they have heard what Lindsay has to say about her father. Michael Lohan isn’t buying what Lindsay is selling like her mother Dina is , so it would only stand to reason Lindsay would sway towards her mother and stay away from her father.
At times Lindsay demonstrates the same behaviors towards her parents as a young child may do when the parents first divorce. A manipulative child will usually pit one parent against the other. Lindsay appears to be doing pretty much the same thing, but the problem with this is that Lindsay is a grown woman, and not a child.
The Lohan family appears truly dysfunctional and many of this dysfunction revolved around the divided camps on whether or not Lindsey had a substance abuse problem. Dina was adamant that her daughter did not and Michael knew different. The division continued around how to approach Lindsay with this problem that she did or didn’t have.
Of course Lindsay will cling to her mother and call her the best mother in the world, she is Lindsay’s biggest fan. She is a mother who loves her daughter, maybe so much so that she cannot see the truth.
Michael Lohan also loves his daughter, although his approach comes off very different. He is angered by the behaviors that go on and by the way it is all taken lightly by Dina and Lindsay. His latest quote was that Lindsay failed the drug test because he was not allowed in the picture, according to RadarOnline.
Both parents appear to want what is best for their daughter, but the divided house does nothing to help Lindsay’s plight. This constant polarization of her parents may just act as a fuel for these behaviors to continue. One of the best things they can do for their daughter is to bite the bullet and find a way to work at this together.
Reference: TMZ, ShowBizSpy,RadarOnline