Anyone watch "Parenthood?" Thoughts on Joel & Julia

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@SarahCF:  I don’t think we would be seperating in that situation either. It’s sad and obviously not right, but she really was just looking for a friend because Joel was not supporting her like she needed. I think her intention behind the entire thing is what makes it understandable, but she did let it go so far. I hope they get back together but I have a feeling that Joel is gonna be on that lady he works with!!

Post # 4
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@SarahCF:  Isn’t this a forum for wedding planning? lol

Post # 5
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s completely out of nowhere and SO frustrating! I love that show, but this part of the storyline has actually pissed me off. I’m hoping they work it out.

Post # 6
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  That’s what makes good TV!  But in the end, they will figure it out.  Maybe like a season?  Great show!

Post # 7
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i agree. although loling@” with roy from the office”. idk why julia doesnt just go back to work since she doesnt want to be a SAHM and joel doesnt seem too happy in his job either (? i can’t remember if he wanted to go back or she wanted to stay home or what)


Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Last nights episode was so sad! my eyes teared up when they told the kids. It does seem like Joel gave up awfully quick. They haven’t really had a divorce storyline  on the show so that kind of makes me think they might go through with it but I hope they don’t!

Post # 9
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Ninteenthchance:  Yes, I totally think he is having an affair with Peet or however you spell her name.

Post # 11
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015


Parenthood is my favorite show! Joel gave up way too easily. Like someone else said, everything that happened is because of circumstances that can easily be changed, and he is acting like he had no part in the fact that his wife was feeling alone. Yes, the job he’s got keeps him busy, but it doesn’t excuse someone from being there for their spouse.

ETA: I can’t help but wonder if Joel is up to something fishy because of how easily he gave up.

Post # 12
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Joel’s behavior all season has been super infuriating to me. Julia’s not perfect, but he’s been so emotionally unavailable and cruel. I see her cheating as very much a symptom of his checking out of the relationship and refusing to help her when she (repeatedly) asked for support. To not even consider going to therapy with her? Over a kiss? Not ok. And it’s not like she didn’t ask for his help before, either.

I hope he comes around, but honestly if he doesn’t, I hope they divorce because she deserves more than that.

Post # 13
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love this show and it makes me cry every time I watch it. I have been super annoyed with how needy Julia’s has been but believe it could change if she went back to work. I do not approve of the emotional cheating and relationship she built with the other guytouts is a true betrayal of Joel who was always supportive and faithful when she was working and dedicated to her career. It is so very heartbreaking for the kids, especially the boy. 

I agree Joel is giving up too easily and that counselling should be sought both individually and together

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