Michelle Duggar has an anger problem?

Posters have suggested this for years as have some neighbors and acquaintances of the Duggars.

Radar article.

17 comments:

Tammy C said...

Maybe that explains the blank look on her face in the car ride with Anna in the back.She was angry about the whole situation and was keeping her mouth closed before she said something out of anger.

tulip said...

I agree about the car ride...the look on her face did not seem like concern or worry, but rather that of someone who had just gotten into a big argument and was sitting there with that look of keeping tight-lipped and silent. I wondered at that time if there was some kind of argument beforehand since Josh & Anna had been trying to get a hold of Michelle, and Anna said something to the effect of "where is she?", like they had already been expecting her to show up and were waiting on HER. Throughout the birth, Michelle did not do the sugary sweet-talk, and seemed pretty stand-offish. Anna, likewise, didn't seem to kiss up and fawn over Michelle as she usually does.

puddin' said...

Michelle is jealous that its not her giving birth....GROW UP MICHELLE! Its time to be a Grandma...your to old to have any more babies...besides you have had your share and then some. LET YOUR KIDS LIVE and ENJOY THEM!

Pam said...

Michelle says she struggled with anger when her children were little. When they were little? Sorry, Michelle, you still have a herd of little ones.

And I totally agree Michelle was jealous it was Anna giving birth and not her.

Patrice said...

omg, what a freaking nut job! The big eyes, the tiny squeaky voice...
I can't watch or listen to more than a couple seconds. I'd think the kids would prefer a mom with a normal voice who gets mad once in a while-at least she would appear to be somewhat normal. Minnie Mouse in a denim skirt and mullet hair just does not cut it somehow...

taurus0385 said...

I always thought jb was guilty of anger problems.

Leah said...

Notice how all of Michelle's problems are in the past, she never admits to current problems. It's a sneaky way of appearing to have humility yet still acting like you are perfect and faultless as you are now. I'd love for Michelle to admit a character flaw that she is CURRENTLY dealing with. Everyone has their own.

That scene in the car during Anna's labor has really perplexed me. Michelle must not have known she was being filmed, because she always "acts sweet" for the cameras... Always. To me, that angry face in the car gave me a hint as to how Michelle really acts at home. Yikes... No wonder she seems to have cold relationships with her kids. Michelle, you better make sure your countenance doesn't show your true feelings!!!!

Jen said...

Gothard is big on Anger Resolution isn't he? Maybe that is why Michelle and Jim Bob have both been convited by God was anger problems.

http://iblp.org/sites/iblp.org/files/angerseminarbrochure.pdf

Faith said...

I agree with Jen about Gothard really emphasizing the anger issue. I think there's a series of videos about anger management on the Embassy website, and if my memory serves me correct there have been several references to the importance of being "slow to wrath" (or something to those words) spoken by JB and by the older girls when they talked about the kind of man they would like to marry.

Nancy said...

Michelle: "God is really convicting me about my anger problem and my heart of not showing you God's kind of love during these times and moments of my mommying you. Would you please forgive me?"

Who actually speaks like this? I know fundie jargon is strange, but this is pretty much jibberish. If an adult has a hard time deciphering it, how could her little kids understand this garbled word salad?

sandi said...

As a parent,I most certainly think it is ok to speak with a FIRM voice,while not yelling or screaming.Kids will hear that authoritative tone in your voice and KNOW you mean business,without coming across as someone who is losing it/losing their temper.
For example,I thought it would have been just fine for Michelle to have spoken up when the kids were feeding the dogs so much cheese they got sick."NO ,we do NOT feed the dogs people food.They have their own food",would have been just fine.Sometimes just emphasizing one or two words is enough to get the point across,letting them know you are the parent and YOU are in charge (something they need to know to feel secure) without coming across as either being too soft or losing your temper.JMO.

Whatever said...

So she speaks softly while whacking them with her switch?

Nana Sew Dear said...

Children like having clear bounderies. Michelle's younger children run wild. Her soft voice doesn't appear to be getting her point across. If she was spanking out of frustration and anger I can understand that she might feel insecure about acting out on the impulse to yell as that can be the trigger for her anger to escalate.
I was a frustrated and overwhelmed young mom. I want nothing of that temperament with my grandchildren.
Now, having player devil's advocate, there was clearly something going on at Marcus's birth. Perhaps Duggar time wasn't so cute to Anna while she was in labor.
I believe that we'd all respect the Duggars much more if they were real.

Pam said...

Yes, I have a feeling Duggar Time was part of the issue with Marcus' birth. I clearly remember in the special Anna begging Josh to call his Mom and see how close she is. No telling how long she made them wait. I also wonder if Anna didn't "stay sweet" with Michelle when she finally arrived. We all know when someone is in that kind of pain they say things sometimes that they would not otherwise.

cindy said...

Michelle is so jealous and very angry its time to be a grandma i think it would if my mom mom inlaw gave brith when i was giving brith i guess it all about Michelle and with all the kidos sure she get angry she not perfect nobody is everybody gets angry and with all those kids i know she has a loud voice

puddin' said...

I had to crack up on the big eyes and the tiny squeaky voice. To me its like finger nails on a chalk board. I keep the remote handy. Also i think it is crappy of Jimbob to bring up the fact that Michelle had boyfriends 30 years ago. He is one big jealous doofus. He is always wanting to keep her down and him as the knight in shining armour who saved her soul. Not very adult. (edited for rules and readability)

Anonymous said...

Sad if Michelle is jealous Anna was giving birth, not her! Michelle must like the attention of being pregnant, giving birth, having a new baby...and then...oh, the older kids can take care of the younger kids, while I have another new baby....