Editor’s Note: This is part 50 of Marie’s Story, continued from I Want to Be Careful About the Relationships I’m Creating
Last night, I was in the mood to watch a bit of TV and settled on the show Intervention.
The young adult male being profiled had been sharing a bed with his mother for a few months because they were living with relatives and had only one bedroom between them.
The interventionist said to the mom that when a parent and an older or adult child sleep in the same bed, it is “unconsummated incest”.
Really? Is it really that big of a deal? Should I be more shocked that my dad and I slept in the same bed sometimes until I was maybe 14 or 15?
I think not.
I think my situation would have been more worthy of concern if it had involved a repeated violation of privacy like my dad climbing into my bed uninvited, walking in while I’m going to the bathroom, inspecting my body, and/or a spirit of seduction.
But, the situation in my home didn’t involve those elements. And, it seems the situation with the mom and son on the show didn’t either. I don’t know their details, but I know mine and I think my situation was okay for my dad and I.
So, I’m not sure I agree with the interventionist.