On today’s episode, these were the issues:

  • Can gambling addicts gamble safely?
  • Should you believe a partner whose family members from traffickers?
  • Should you believe stalking debt collectors?
  • Is finding one’s biological father a helpful thing for yourself if the results of that if found can lead to moderate satisfaction to the curiosity of one where the truth could hurt more than help?
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The Stone- DMB

Matherton Horowitz

The episode of the Young and the Restless that aired on May 11, 2018 broke down in family / company / business relationships in complicated ways that I tried to show on the image below.

The issue dominating the episode was: mistakes in early parenting, such as sleeping around and not knowing who a child’s father is, might get very messy when you have Alzheimer’s, maybe even want to cone clean with the truth- as the upstanding Madame Dina Mergeron wants to do, yet after decades might not remember even if mentally stable.

The song refers to the title of the episode I gave the show based on a character who floats this issue. The character sounds the 100% role reversal of the lover in Diana Ross’ LOVE CHILD, where a child is cared for only from love versus biologically designed planning.

Thus we can guess there is going to be activity at the G.C.M.H. lab next week.

Many people are under the mistaken idea that people who develop alcohol problems are the ones show crazy and silly behavior.

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It is a more likely case that those who fall into alcohol problems are those people for home alcohol works very well on today’s Young and the restless Nikki Newman had a talk with her grandson Reed Hellström recognizing that a she once used alcohol to her advantage to help her career as a dancer, Reed Hellström is using alcohol to his advantage as a shy person.

He has his first love, his parents are divorcing, he is a sensitive musician, from a powerful family and suffers from shyness. Surprise: alcohol, in the short-term, handles every one of those symptoms perfectly. In the long run, the Chinese aphorism rules: “First the person takes the drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the person” – UNLESS one can have an empathetic wise grandmother, here played as usual to perfection by the fantastic Melody Thomas Scott with newcomer Tristan Lake Leabu as Reed.

The return of Thad Luckinbill as Jeffrey Todd (J.T.) Hellstrom has been a spark for the storyline. This American actor is *far* more experienced, believable, likable yet powerful as compared to when he left the show to take other roles. He’ll leave again, return again. The timing? Who knows?! That is the beauty of a DAILY daytime drama.

Today the show was down-to-earth.  “The alcoholic is *not* someone who cannot control their drinking – the alcoholic is someone who *must* control their drinking.” – STANLEY GITLOW, M.D., addiction expert