In Lindsay’s case she became famous quite young, and most likely had many handlers around her or are what are known as “yes” people. You have seen these handlers around other actors, actresses, and musicians such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and tragically they could have been responsible for enabling Michael Jackson to his death. This Hollywood treatment had to have given Lindsay a feeling of being in total control and somehow not having to abide by the same standards that others do in the court of law. In fact, she has not complied seven times to the court’s orders. Her disrespect by the profanity painted on her finger nail toward the court is an example of such disregard for the legal system, and on some level herself.
Lindsay is still experiencing herself as the “victim”, and until she realizes she is responsible for her actions, no one else, she will remain one. Until the consequences of her behavior become so un-tolerable for Lindsay, she will keep doing what she is doing to self-destruct. I don’t necessarily believe jail is the answer for her, but I know something very drastic has to change for Lindsay to make the shift from feeling like a victim to becoming a victor.
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is the author of “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery”, and Life Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. She has a private practice where she does psychotherapy, life coaching, participates in webinars, tele-seminars, and speaking engagements.