Anyways, CONFESS AWAY!
(You don't have to post this as a confession, I will understand) As a response to the person who said that Ringo only abused Maureen and Barbara a couple of times or one time or whatever: He abused them anyway. That makes him abusive. God, why is it so hard for people to admit it? I mean, he truly regreted it later and I am glad he did. Because if he didn't I would dislike him very much.
I almost posted it but as you said it didn’t need to be a confession… I think it will be better to avoid further discussion. But I agree with you. - Edie
I'm not trying to be rude or start any problems, but you said you can only confess 'nice' confessions now because of all the hate? Isn't that the point of a confession to be able to confess however you feel? I'm just honestly confused because now it's not really a real confession site if you're limited on what you can "confess"
Blogs like this are like a society. It needs to be balanced. If something in society is causing a fuss and damages, it will probably become illegal. If people are using this blog to throw their pent up anger at the girls and then disrespect not only them but their fans and was making everyone worn out from it, something must be done about it.
But also a good society is a democratic one. We are not being dictators about asks. Desi asked here if she should add more rules to prevent arguments. A few people voted against it, but more people (including me) voted for it.
Anything BAD that could have been said about them, was said before the rules were applied. I think this blog had enough of it. -Edie
Can u pleaseee upload some confessions?!?!
Yes I’m going to do them in a while. I had started but I got busy replying to the other asks. —’ - Edie
Maybe it would be best not to post those comments at all or avoid responding because even if they're not officially "confessions", people can still see them, and it's going to stir people up again. My two cents is that we weren't there & only side of the story has been presented. It's important to keep in mind that each person involved is going to interpret an event based on their own perspective, and each one is going to be completely different. Even Clapton's was totally different to Pattie's.
HELL YEAH THANK YOU.
A discussion was never what I intended to when I started replying. I just replied to one or two neutral confessions (that aren’t too positive nor too negative, just, you know, neutral) and then started getting this amount of messages. I started replying because they were sorta speaking to me but yes I will just ignore if another one comes because this is totally going against the idea of this blog. -Edie
We’re all imperfect human beings who make mistakes. By throwing someone’s mistakes into their face, especially if a span of 50 years has passed, then obviously the judge should be judged at a higher level of perfection and criticized even harsher.Read More
“She was the last person I would have expected to stab me in the back.” - Pattie Boyd. yeah, and does she not think that george felt like that with her and eric when they started seeing each other?
Do you really wish to start a discussion over this?
…One of my biggest pet peeves about the confessions that people send in this blog is when they try to excuse George and Maureen because of Pattie and Eric. Did you ever read me, or even Pattie, saying that her affair with Eric was right? I don’t think so. And if we are talking about making excuses, please do read again the part where I said: “I think it’s excusable that Maureen got to find comfort in another man that wasn’t her husband. I think it’s excusable that it was a friend of his husband’s. But I don’t think it’s excusable to (…) the way she acted with Pattie.” (summarizing).
But fine. You want to compare Pattie/Eric to George/Maureen?
- First of all, both were wrong. Period. One’s mistake doesn’t make another’s mistake right.
- Pattie and Eric’s romantic relationship lasted from 1970 to 1989 I believe. They were married, they attempted to have children together. They loved each other like husband and wife. George and Maureen lasted a couple of months (I don’t know how many), then they stopped. I don’t know how it was and what it meant for the both of them. I assume it was a folly of the youth, considering neither wanted to go on with that at some point: George asked Pattie to stay when she said she was leaving and Maureen didn’t want to be divorced from Ringo. Therefore, it’s safe to assume their spouses meant more for them.
- When she was married to George and started to see Eric, he and Pattie made sure to be as discreet as possible because they knew how wrong it was.
- At some point Maureen started to just show up at Friar Park, announce that she was there to see George and still be there the next morning.
- Eric CONSTANTLY apologized to George for what he had done. Both he and Pattie were clearly very guilty about the situation.
- George laughed as Pattie was banging on the other side of the door to the room while he had locked himself with Maureen and then gave her a poor and unapologetic excuse.
Seriously I repeated and I’m going to say it again. I have full respect for Maureen and you will never see me calling her names or anything. And believe me, I am constantly questioning myself about my opinions so I can be sure that I’m not being unfair. And I have repeatedly questioned myself about this one in particular but I just can’t see it any other way.
I strongly believe that one’s right ends when another’s right starts. That means, you are free to do whatever you want as long as your freedom does not hurt another. And if you still think that this affair is excusable, please try an experiment and get a romantic partner for yourself (if you don’t have one already) then have your friend (or colleague, idk) having an obvious romantic case with them. Then come back and excuse their attitude to me.
But for now, please do stop sending messages to intentionally cause discussion. I can’t help if my opinion bothers you but I am not being hateful to anyone here and admins are also allowed to have opinions, so. Arguments are not the point of this blog, on the contrary, we are trying to avoid it. -Edie
i think pattie is a huge hypocrite. she seems to always victimise herself, as though she's just crying out for attention. from things i've read, she puts so much attention on george and maureens affair, and makes it seem as though that was a huge stab in the back, when she was already having an affair with eric clapton and had pretty much already left george. i can't help but feel that she (and some of her fans) are always trying to make people feel sorry for her and victimise her.
with the whole pate george maureen thing, i don't like how everyone says how maureen shouldn't have done that to such a close friend, but i've never really read anything about pattie and maureen being close friends, yes they got on, but they were only friends because their husbands were
“She was the last person I would have expected to stab me in the back.” - Pattie Boyd
Genuinely not trying to be rude or anything, but people really shouldn't judge Maureen if they've only read Pattie's book. It gives an extremely narrow view of what kind of person she was and what she was going through at the time. If you want a real look into who she was, read Miss O'Dell. Also, if you can sympathise with Pattie for why she had an affair with George's best friend, please realise Maureen was arguably in an even worse situation and also deserves empathy.
(I’m not sure if this is a confession or a response since we were talking about it a few posts ago so I’m going to reply to it, but let me know if you want me to post it).
I get what you mean there. I would love to read O’Dell’s book but honestly it’s quite rare for me to find this kind of books where I live ;s I haven’t even got the chance to read Pattie’s yet, aside from several excerpts.
About this whole situation, I partly agree and partly disagree with you. Suffering was everywhere then. Maureen was, Pattie was, George was, Ringo probably was too, I don’t know because I don’t have a lot of information but it seemed like a very stressful time to everyone.
I’m not saying that Maureen was a horrible person as a whole. I understand and sympathize for the pain she endured. But, I’m sorry, I don’t see how that excuses her behavior towards Pattie. Correct me if I am wrong but I don’t think Pattie ever did anything harmful to her to deserve such treatment. I think it’s excusable that Maureen got to find comfort in another man that wasn’t her husband. I think it’s excusable that it was a friend of his husband’s.
But I don’t think it’s excusable to, not only sleep with one of your closest friend’s husband, but bluntly toss your affair with him right in front of her and defend your relationship with him with rudeness when confronted about it. Wear a necklace he gave you in front of her, just show up into her house and basically “I’m here to see your husband. I’m going to the studio where he is.”
I’m sorry, I do have respect and sympathy towards Mo and the pain she had to endure, but I am a fair person (at least in my opinion) and I will never pat someone in their head and excuse them for the wrongdoings because they are suffering. Everyone does. A few more, a few less. It doesn’t give anyone the right to imply suffering into another. - Edie