Jon Gosselin Admits Selfishness Ruined his Marriage

This week on Good Morning America, Jon Gosselin lashed out at his soon to be ex-wife Kate Gosselin, saying that he took a lot of abuse in the marriage. Yeah, well, anyone who watched the show pretty much knew that already. But in an attempt to make his estranged wife look bad, he admitted something we already suspected – that his selfishness played a role in ending his marriage.

During his interview on GMA, Jon Gosselin commented on Kate’s busy schedule with her speaking engagements and book tour, and how it left him holding down the fort at home Well, excuse me, I’m taking care of the kids. She’s on book tours, she’s doing all these things. You know, she’s gone a week. You know, comes back. Unpacks, repacks, does laundry, packs up and leaves again,” Gosselin said. “I’m standing there like, ‘Oh, OK. Your mom’s gone again.'” His concern, clearly wasn’t about his kids not seeing their mom often enough, because that doesn’t lead to divorce. Jon Gosselin was clearly resentful of all of the responsibility he was left with at home while taking care of his 8 children.

I think it’s clear that Jon would rather be a carefree party dad, as he’s demonstrating now since he’s found freedom from Kate and would rather not deal with the responsibility of caring for 8 children on his own. Fair to some degree, but his wife did it; during the first 2 years of their children’s lives, Kate stayed home with the children, at a stage when as parents they needed to be more hands on than ever, while Jon went to work for 12 or more hours per day. Yes, that’s called making a living, but it’s no different from what Kate is trying to do now. Whether or not you agree that the family is capitalizing strictly by throwing their kinds in the spotlight, it is now how they make a living to support their family, and a little bit of give and take is necessary for any strong marriage; clearly something that Jon was no longer willing to do, even for the sake of the family.

Let’s not even get into the fact that by airing their dirty laundry to the nation, going as far as saying he “despises Kate”, Jon Gosselin is putting his children in a situation where they’re likely to see the conflict taking place between their parents.

Jon Gosselin, you’ve heard it before but it’s time to grow up and be a dad.

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