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Lindsay Lohan

Mending Family Fences

5/30/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0529-michael-lohan-dina-cody-lindsay-ali-tmz More evidence Lindsay Lohan is finally taking rehab seriously -- we've learned she's listening to her counselors and has found a clever way of trying to repair her damaged family.

Michael and Dina are at war, and Lindsay's counselors at Betty Ford are concerned the conflict is an impediment to the rehab process.  Betty Ford can't get Dina and Michael to work as a family unit, so Lindsay has resorted to a clever, bedazzled trick -- jewelry.

We're told Lindsay decided to purchase "anchor" chains for her dad, sister Ali and her brother Michael Jr. ... to represent how they are all anchors in her life.  Dina, Cody and Lindsay already have the chain.

Lindsay believes the symbolic gesture can actually open the door to some semblance of family unity ... which counselors think could help her in rehab.

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Lindsay told Michael about her plan when he visited her this weekend, and it moved him enough to go out and buy the anchors himself, which Lindsay will give to the rest of the family.

Michael shipped the anchors to Lindsay, and she plans to give them to Michael Jr. and Ali when they visit her next weekend.

We're told counselors have a clear goal -- getting the entire family in the same room.

Anything is possible ... well, almost anything.

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76.

ernie    

There is real hope for the hopeless including the Lohan family and for you too. His name is Jesus Christ. Repent now and believe the gospel. He is the real Waymaker and He will make a way for you. Eventually Lindsay will get it and move forward with her life. Some call it progressive sanctification. It is a process of numerous ups and downs... going down various roads until the true path of life is found. The big question is: Don't worry about the Lohans but ask yourself have you found and are on the right road to salvation? God has Lindsay in His hands. Does He have you too? Repent.. and live the life He has intended for you. One filled with unexplanable peace ... joy and righteousness.

458 days ago
77.

karlew    

Being anchored to these people is one of the reasons she;s were she is today. If I were her I'd cut the anchor, take whatever money I've got left, move to a farm in Idaho and grow potatoes or something.
This touchy feely crap isn't going to do her any good. The only thing that may help her now is a total lifestyle change. She will never get her head level hanging out in Hollywood with Dina and Michael.

458 days ago
78.

Its Nikki Bitches    

BTW, that family fight with Milo and Matt was over Coke. Forgot to tell you that

458 days ago
79.

FastNOC    

it's easy to 'appear' to be a model citizen while you're trapped by court order in rehab. lol let's hold the celebration for her to even survive the whole term, then let's see a week without an arrest, THEN you can start considering a slight possibility she's no longer a spoiled brat with the intelligence of lincoln logs

458 days ago
80.

rob    

Hate to say it but I'm proud of Lindsay for a first. Hopefully she keeps at it.

458 days ago
81.

Steve     

Someone please tell the father to quit telling family secrets! He needs rehab more than her. he is a total s***bag!

458 days ago
82.

Reg    

Sterlingay has ISSUES,!!!!

458 days ago
83.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

@NIKKI: you are the butterfly on the dandelion on DUIna's lawn!(I'm sure they have lots of dandelions!)What would we do without your "around town" knowledge? I still LMAO over the fact they had 18 inches of snow in their driveway for three days.Just goes to show they think they are too good or too frail to pick up a shovel. Watching the Lohans this past 7 months has made me a better person. It's aversion therapy.

458 days ago
84.

STFUP    

She's putting on a good show of it this time. I wonder if she's actually seriou...
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LMFAO! Ah-ha ha ha ha ha! Sorry. I couldn't make it through that with a straight face. I think she's just in panic mode over her fading career & knows she has to get better control over her crazy s**t - or at least look like she has control.

458 days ago
85.

Truth    

I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt. If Robert Downey could get his act together then certainly Lindsay can. Hopefully she wakes up before she hurts herself or someone else. She has a shot and I wish her luck.

458 days ago
86.

Shoozie    

All those anchors (lohans) are going to sink her!

458 days ago
87.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

People are atually proud of her for being forced into court ordered rehab and not those no where movies...haha

458 days ago
88.

STFUP    

I want to see Lindsay & Amanda star in a reality series together. Call it 'Trainwrecks'. lol

458 days ago
89.

jwoolman    

There are a few suspicious holes in this story. First, why would little brother Cody get a chain before Ali and Michael Jr.? Secondly, considering how often Lindsay goes into "he's dead to me" mode - why would she give her dad one at this point? And will Ali and Michael Jr be all that thrilled to get chains bought by dad? Michael Jr was so ticked with dad that he considered changing his name. If this story is true, Lindsay is angling for something from Michael Sr. and actually got him to pay for the props. She seems to go to him only when she wants something. He's not an anchor, he's a piggy bank. He got her a car to use the last time she was at Betty Ford, among other things. I wonder if all this has to do with assets hidden from the IRS? If she has stuff tucked away secretly offshore, Michael Sr. would certainly have been the one guy in her fractured circle who could have arranged it. He blabs about everything else, but I bet he has no trouble keeping his mouth shut about financial finaglings.
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This also sounds like a stunt my own dear old dad pulled once, engraving a watch with the names and birth dates of "all his children"- including one from a brief fling with a German girl during WWII (before he married our mom, where he was probably just the only GI on the mother's list who was foolish enough to believe the story, my mom said he wasn't even in the vicinity at the time of conception) and another from the marriage after our mom but before he exactly kind of "oops, gee, did I forget to tell you?" managed to tell us all (mom included) that he had divorced her illegally in another country (no, not Mexico, and the consul was quite sure they didn't do that on his country....) and remarried. Needless to say, my brother and I were unimpressed. Michael Sr. seems equally delusional that they're all just one big happy family. Some guys are like that, they're so clueless about relationships.
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Do we even have verification that he even really saw Lindsay? I know BF does family therapy, but I doubt they would attempt to put Michael Sr in the same room (or even the same state...) with Dina and the other kids. Trying to mend fences between Lindsay and individual family members, maybe. But it's not their job to mend fences between the whole family. It's okay for Lindsay to have separate relationships in such situations.

458 days ago
90.

Truth    

THE WHOLE FAM IS BUNCH OF CRACK ADDICTS. THE REAL ISSUE IS THE WHOLE FAM OF FAME WHORES NEEDS AN INTERVENTION AND REHAB, POINT BLANK!! BETTY FORD REPS MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHIN... YEA, ENABLERS, MOOCHERS, USERS, DRUG DEALERS. ALL THIS SH*T RUNS IN FAMILY LINES. #TRUTH!!

458 days ago
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