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Lindsay Lohan:

Thanks Dad,

You Created This

10/11/2010 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan is doing a lot of thinking at Betty Ford, and she's already reached one big conclusion -- she's in the mess she's in largely because of daddy Michael Lohan.

Lindsay Lohan
Some of Lindsay's friends and relatives tell us ... LiLo is spending a lot of time talking to counselors about the path that led her to drug and alcohol addiction.  And she's convinced the nightmare of growing up in such a dysfunctional family has taken its toll.

Lindsay repeatedly talks about allegations Dina made in her divorce papers ... that Michael abused her. Lindsay says she witnessed it firsthand, and it's still tough to deal with.  In particular, Lindsay claims she had to step in and protect her mother from Michael.  Michael has denied allegations of physical abuse.

Our sources say Lindsay talks a lot about growing up with a dad who was periodically behind bars.  Add to that -- she moved out to L.A. at a very young age, with almost no parental supervision.

And, Lindsay believes, the tabloid scrutiny of her life has taken its toll.

And that's just scratching the surface ...

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cali    

This is probably one of those Dina stories sold to TMZ.

1439 days ago
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Linda    

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1439 days ago
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smartone    

Leave her alone, why would anyone pick on her at this point. She made several mistakes and has paid the price for each and every one of them, unlike most. Her dad is a nightmare, and I feel for her because I foster kids whose dad were similar. Truth is, the hurt and betrayed feelings never go away, ever. We need to acknowledge the fact that childhood hurts are the main reason we have adult drug addicts, it's an escape. Her dad is such an abuser, and it's a high for him however he can get it. I suggest she get back to work, a 3 year restraining order for her father, and lots of support for this girl. It's not fair what she's gone through, yet may girls have. When you can't trust your own dad, who can you trust? I know, I understand.

1439 days ago
79.

candycube    

The blame great is fine if it helps through the therapy and reconstructing her life, but at some point she needs to realize she is an adult and start taking responsibility for her actions!

1439 days ago
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pollypurebred    

#15 hit it right on the head. Only when I hear Lindsay accept some responsibility for her decisions once she was an adult, will I believe this girl has a chance. You can blame everyone else while you're a child, but the times come to grow up, suck it up and realize YOU always had the power to distance yourself from those types of people and situations, and that includes your mother. I certainly feel she should shoulder her fair share as well as the father. Both need parenting classes.

1439 days ago
81.

Broeheem    

Lindsay? Dina called. She wants you to know that the mortgages are due, her ATM card doesn't seem to be working anymore, and that everything's fine.

Clearly, propaganda.

1439 days ago
82.

LongJohn69    

Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay......WHY does the buck NEVER, EVER, UNDER ANY CIRKUMSTANCES, stop with YOU?

1439 days ago
83.

LongJohn69    

Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay......WHY does the buck NEVER, EVER, UNDER ANY CIR***STANCES, stop with YOU?

1439 days ago
84.

Different Rules Apply    

Another irresponsible kid blaming her parents for her problems - grow up Lindsay and take responsibility for your actions.

1439 days ago
85.

Rex    

What about taking some responsibility yourself Linds - you are not a little kid anymore - grow up!

1439 days ago
86.

Unsympathetic    

Hate to break to ya Linds, but it's all on you. There's a saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. No one could force you to do the stupid s**t you've done. It's pathetic and dumb to blame your father for your own actions. You are an adult and there for responsible for your own actions.

1439 days ago
87.

becky    

There she goes with more excuses... yes, she did have a somewhat a bad childhood... mine was like her's but you grow up and you make choices for yourself. I learned from my parent's mistakes, I learned my life would be better and I would be a better parent because of it. Lindsay will never get well until she stops blaming everyone around her. She needs to take responsibility for herself that is when her real healing will step in.

1439 days ago
88.

logan    

I forsee a book deal and a Lifetime movie in this mess of a family's future. Boycott!!!!

1439 days ago
89.

Brad    

Lindsay playing the blame game, what else is new?

1439 days ago
90.

that's right    

typical lindsey fashion.. blaming all her problems on EVERYONE BUT HERSELF! You're a grown woman.. you make your own damn decisions. You can't blame the people around you.

1439 days ago
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