Demi Moore's Tell-All Book: Is Revenge Ever Healthy in Divorce?

   By drodriguez  Jan 12, 2012

A celebrity known to tell-all on Twitter may be taking her dirty laundry to print soon. Demi Moore is said to have signed a book deal with Harper Collins and plans to dish out all of the personal details about Ashton Kutcher’s infidelities that led to their recent divorce.

A recent Entertainmentwise report reveals Moore signed the over $1 million book deal just before the holidays. A tell-all book written by Demi Moore would surely make for a juicy read and no doubt fly off shelves, but would revealing personal details about her husband’s wrong-doings be the healthy way to go? Revenge like this may feel good at first, but in the long run Moore may be happier if she forgoes the public outing of her ex.

Experts agree that revenge is never the healthy way to go in this situation. Professor of psychology at Fordham University in New York, Harold Takooshian, explains to ABC News why revenge is not really the best medicine. Takooshian says, “Like hate, revenge is something that takes a toll on the person who feels wronged, as well as the [person's] enemy. It is inherently unhealthy because it takes a psychological and physical toll on the person. Venting those feelings of anger and hostility does not decrease those feelings. It may give you a cathartic feeling, but it doesn't last.”

What do you think of Demi Moore authoring a tell-all book about her marriage to Ashton Kutcher?

Do you think this kind of revenge helps or hinders someone trying to work through a divorce?

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mommy1b2g by mommy1b2g | Puyallup, WA
Feb 08, 2012

Sorry for the confusing comment. I was supposed to be commenting on a post about women nagging their husbands. Oops.

mommy1b2g by mommy1b2g | Puyallup, WA
Feb 08, 2012

LOL! This is actually impossible - to be seen as anything other than a nag. It doesn't matter what you say or how you say it. My husband and I love each other, but unfortunately men don't see reminders as anything but annoying. And, it's too bad because men REALLY need reminders or they'd be in trouble.

JustRebecca by JustRebecca | Homestead, FL
Jan 25, 2012

Revenge is never the answer. Her relationship with Ashton should stay just that between both of them. When you open yourself up to people in a Tel All then you have to be ready for the rebuttal and that is never cute. Live and Learn and Move On.

Tricias-List by Tricias-List | Millersville, MD
Jan 23, 2012

I think it may be a combination of both revenge and therapy.According to the media,Demi was the untlimate victim.Keeping that in mind,she may be writing to express her feelings.And then again,she may be writing the book to let people know exactly what the ex did. I for think (and please don't crucify me for this) that it takes 2 to make any relationship work. I may be wrong,but what was it at the homefront that helped contribute to the infidelity? Maybe it was nothing;maybe it was something.I don't know.But with her book,we might find out what her thoughts/feelings were. BUT..I won't be buying the book;I will be borrowing it from the library,which is what I suggest you do ,too. :-)

jenndta69 by jenndta69 | SHERMAN OAKS, CA
Jan 18, 2012

I agree. Relationships should be kept private especially when children are involved. Also on a side note, there are always two sides of the story. When relationships fail, usually both parties are to blame.

jygriebel by jygriebel | Marble, PA
Jan 14, 2012

I guess I'm "old school" in my thoughts, I believe like Jackie Kennedy did that some things should be kept private especially when children are involved.

hellokarenco by hellokarenco | Lacey, WA
Jan 14, 2012

I know I'll be reading! It definitely depends on the couple. I'm pretty private about my relationship it's sacred to me :)

2chardar by 2chardar | PHILA, PA
Jan 14, 2012

There is a reason a wife cleaves to her husband and he to her. There should not be others in the personal relationship. Personal business needs to be kept personal. One can't have it both ways. Revenge writing will feel great (AT FIRST) then one hopefully will realize revenge helps keep you bitter and bitterness is not pretty. There are others involved, Demi's children, extended family. Let it go (easier said than done - please take the high road.) The end result may not be the one hoped for - the comments will reflect the age difference, was the marriage ever solid. It may bring up thoughts and feelings she is not prepared for.

lisas4 by lisas4 | Pekin, IL
Jan 13, 2012

Maybe she feels that she would rather reveal the truth herself because it would be factual rather than having the tabloids or the entertainment industry telling it, via twisting the truth and telling enough just to wet everybody's appetite. That is when all these untruths come out, and I'm sure it is therapy for her, who cares if she writes a book about her life, if that's what she wants to do to help herself then I don't find anything wroth with that as long as it is the truth.

kingskross by kingskross | LEITCHFIELD, KY
Jan 13, 2012

I beleive what stays in the home and your life is nobodys business but their own.

bonbon2007 by bonbon2007 | La Crescenta, CA
Jan 13, 2012

I don't really care about actors/ actresses about my life and family about doing good or volunteering..

msfriendly by msfriendly | MONROE, WI
Jan 13, 2012

I could care less. If she feels writing is therapeutic, than why not write in a journal? Why capitalize on this? Because she can?

jemappel by jemappel | Rye Brook, NY
Jan 13, 2012

Just because she's writing a book about their marriage/divorce doesn't mean she's doing it for revenge...writing is a kind of therapy for people, and maybe she feels like it will be therapeutic to share her experience. We won't know if her book has a vengeful slant until we read it...

sherrybaby by sherrybaby | wilmington, DE
Jan 13, 2012

A tell-all book? I feel like the public rarely gets the real truth and that's fine. Just know what it is before you pay your hard earns dollars for it!