"Every Body's Talking"

The following quote is taken from an article in The Washington Post/Health on June 24, 2008. (You can read the whole article on your computer.)

The article is entitled "Every Body's Talking." It was written by Joe Navarro, who spent 25 years working for the FBI, pretty much "reading" body language. This quote is about an observation he makes about a married couple in their 30's. He is observing them standing on a line to board a ship for a cruise:

I think everyone can decipher this one from afar because we have all seen situations like this. What most people will miss is something I have seen this young man do twice now, which portends poorly for both of them. Every time she looks away, he "disses" her. He smirks and rolls his eyes, even as she stands beside him. He performs his duties, pulling their luggage alone; I suspect he likes to have her luggage nearby as a barrier between them. I won't witness the dissolution of their marriage, but I know it will happen, for the research behind this is fairly robust. When two people in a relationship have contempt for each other, the marriage will not last.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good article, but I don't see Jon leaving his shrew of a wife anytime soon. He's such a pussy. Frankly I've seen BOTH of them do quite a bit of smirking and eye rolling at each other. I'm just totally dumbfounded that a CHRISTIAN publisher would publish a CHRISTIAN book written by these two bozo's. Neither one of them has an ounce of respect for the other. What a sham.

WatchOverThem said...

If you go to the Zondervan site you will see that comments and questions regarding the way Jon and Kate act in real life as opposed to what might happen or be expected from christian authors have shut comments down. Never a response by Zondervan, however. It must be a tough situation for them, but a money maker no doubt. Perhaps the listing will be removed altogether, as it isn't very positive, and questions should be answered.

http://zondervan.typepad.com/zondervan/2008/03/zondervan-signs.html

Serena said...

Christian publishing is a business whose goal is to profit from a ministry. Parts of it are heavily reliant on ghostwriters, one of which goes by the name of Beth Carson, Kate's former friend seen on the show in the past and whose name appears as a co-author of the Gosselin book Multiple Blessings.

Zondervan has no shame, it is as greedy as any American corporation.

You might be interested in an article titled A Christian Publishing Scandal.

katja said...

I think Zondervan didn't do their research and just went with the feedback from those that have heard the original story of the blessings and the money-spouting couch and extol the ground that hypocritical J and K walk on. Maybe once the ink dried on the contract and Zondervan realized they'd been hoodwinked, they were contracturally obligated to proceed and couldn't back out. Or maybe they are just another business riding the Goseelin gravy train.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, another business riding the Gosselin gravy train, like Em Tanner? I'm confident people (sheeple) will come to their senses....eventually. J&K need to realize this ain't gonna last forever.

iluveeyore said...

"Frankly I've seen BOTH of them do quite a bit of smirking and eye rolling at each other."

I rest my case.

The separation may not happen for 15 years, but these two have no respect for each other -- and I am always suspicious of couples who feel the need to talk about how much they love each other. I wonder who they're trying to convince.

FIONA said...

Serena,

Do we KNOW that Beth and Kate are no longer friends, what caused the fallout...or is this still speculation....
Thanks.