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Compassionate or Enabler?

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Sometimes I put TLC on in the background when I’m working. Usually the screen is filled with bridal gowns and gypsy sisters, but occasionally I find myself enraged¬†with¬†My 600 Pound Life. It’s not the size of these people that really gets to me- it’s their family. Many of the people on this show are either bedridden or of limited mobility. Many of them, probably most of them, rely on someone else to get them food. So why, WHY do they bring them food? I realize that someone who is suffering from an addiction or mental illness can be persuasive, but the negative consequences of their actions are staring them in the face!

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