Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tucker & Ashley Get "Should-less" On Y&R

It seems as though "Should-less" healthy living is making it's way to Genoa City.  As spoken in the dialogue in today's episode between Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Tucker (Stephen Nichols) (see 3:35 in clip):

Ashley: I shouldn't sound so bitter.
Tucker:  That's one of the words I hate most.
Ashley:  Bitter?
Tucker:  "Shouldn't."  "Should." You should forgive the people who've wronged you.  You should be content with what you have.  I've never been content a day in my life.

Obviously someone is reading their copy of "Absolutely Should-less: The Secret To Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve."  As Tucker points out, running your life according to other people's "shoulds" will help you feel anything but content.  They will, however, help you to sustain your bitterness, anger, fear, and depression.  To find out what happens AFTER Tucker and Ashely discuss "shoulds" watch the rest of this episode and (Hint: dropping "shoulds" can make you feel very, very good!).

Damon L. Jacobs is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist seeing individuals and couples in New York City at Mental Health Counseling & Marriage And Family Therapy Of New York.   He is also the author of "Absolutely Should-less: The Secret to Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve".


  1. I don't see how actors can say dialogue with a straight face, especially on B&B. Soaps have always been campy and corny, but lately they have just been bizarre, happy to see Fosters back and the Hoff. If they really want please long time fans should bring back the Brooks family, my mom doesn't really watch it anymore, in passing, since they vanished anybody remembers them, they started the show. What has been the reaction on the Hoff returning, dare I ask?

  2. Who wrote the breakdown? The dialog?