SPOILER WARNING If you haven’t watched 13 Reasons Why episode 6, and you don’t want to be spoiled, then this is your courtesy reminder to click out of this entry.

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Tape 3 Side B, in which Marcus is an asshole. Dear teenage boys, or frankly any boys for that matter, don’t let your hormones cloud your judgement. Same goes for girls. Seriously, just stop. It’s really not that hard to respect personal space and boundaries.

On to Sheri. I know something was up with that girl the moment I saw her. She acts all sweet and perfect, but she’s on the tapes too. She even confesses that she did something awful. Was she genuine about her motives with Clay? I don’t think she was. I think Clay had it right and she just didn’t want him to say anything about the tapes. She says to Clay not to ruin anyone’s life and in turn Clay said it was too late. He’s not wrong. The think about suicide is that it’s permanent. There’s no coming back. Hannah’s life was ultimately and completely ruined by what’s on those tapes. To some it may seem like she overreacted. But, when you’re already having problems, when you already suffer from depression or any other mental illness, the things that may seem insignificant to everyone else seem huge to you. That’s why it’s so important in life to watch your step and be courteous of how you treat others. You never know what they are going through in life.

The next thing I want to cover is Clay’s mom. I love Clay’s mom, I really do. She loves Clay and she knows he’s a good kid. She wants to be involved and she wants Clay to talk to her. She’s trying so hard to make sure she does the right thing. But the thing no one ever tells you about parenting is that there isn’t just one right thing. Like I said in my last post, kids are still human beings and they’re all different. Think back to when Hannah and Courtney were in Courtney’s garage. Courtney’s dad leaves and Hannah says it’s nice how involved Courtney’s dad’s are. Hannah then says that she wishes her parents were the type that she could talk too. The thing is, from what we know about Hannah’s parents, the would have no problems with her opening up to them. We know that one of the reasons they moved is because of the girl’s at Hannah’s other school. It’s quite possible Hannah has a history of being bullied. I have to wonder if Hannah say them moving as her parents running away from the problem rather than solving it. Maybe that’s why she felt she couldn’t tell them what was going on. Just like some parents have issues listening, some kids just have trouble talking. Sometimes as parents we have to be like Clay’s mom. Sometimes we have to demand answers. Yes, it may irritate our kids. It may make them upset with us for a while. Parenting isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. We have to put in the hard work too.

In this episode I can really start to see Hannah breaking down. She’s getting close to her breaking point. She’s tired and worn. She’s starting to blame herself. Depression, it’s a liar and a thief.

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