“Hulk Hogan’s wife, Linda who has filed for divorce after 24 years of marriage, is going through the female mid-life crisis,” according to Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis, PhD, who once worked with the family for the VH1 TV series.
“The female mid-life crisis occurs when the children have grown up and the woman searches for a new identity and a new voice beyond motherhood. The male mid-life crisis occurs when the man tries to redefine his masculinity and identity beyond virility and conquest of the female” says Wanis. “Out of respect for the Hogan family who are now in crisis, I cannot give away privileged information but based on recent events my opinion is that Linda has always felt that people were not listening to her” says Wanis. “As seen on their TV show, Linda and Hulk were drifting apart and arguing. Linda wanted to be heard and is looking for her voice after living so long in Hulk’s shadow. And now that the kids are almost grown-up, Linda will be searching for her new identity. Also, four seasons of TV cameras following Linda around and edging her and the family to create drama has added mental, emotional and physical stress to their marriage. The very title and concept of the show, “Hogan Knows Best” has not helped in strengthening the marriage and left Linda appear to seemingly be powerless; often she sounded out against Nick’s desire to enter the world of wrestling.”
“The greatest wedge in the marriage and probably the trigger for the divorce would appear to be their seventeen-year-old son, Nick’s car accident, his arrest and the serious injury to one of his friends. Nick Bollea, was arrested on reckless-driving charges and police said he crashed his Toyota Supra while street racing against a Dodge Viper driven by a friend.” “Nick’s friend, 22 year-old active-duty Marine John Graziano, is now on life support with serious brain injuries, and it is expected that he will need to spend the remainder of his life in a nursing home. Tragedies such as Nick’s car accident place such intense emotional stress on a marriage that the result is often divorce. Adding to Linda’s pain is the harsh criticism that she continues to receive for her comments during a prior video interview where she promoted her love of street racing: ‘I love it. The rush, the speed on the road…racing in between all the cars, dodging the cops. It’s awesome.’” “It’s going to be a tough and long road of recovery for the entire Hogan family now that they are at crossroads: Which direction Hulk will take his career, Linda going through a mid-life, post mother transformation, Brooke Hogan’s new fledgling career, and Nick could do jail time.” Wanis coached and hypnotized Hulk Hogan and Linda for relaxation and healing as part of the VH1 series, Hogan Knows Best.
Originally from Australia, Patrick Wanis, is a Celebrity Life-Coach, Author and an Expert in Human Behavior and Relationships. He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Health Psychology. Wanis is a regular contributor to major news outlets -FOX News, MSNBC and the Montel Williams Show, and is the weekly featured analyst on celebrity behavior for The New York Observer. Wanis coaches and works with various celebrities. WGN Chicago and Syndicated TV show, “The Daily Buzz” anointed him “The Woman Expert” and FOX News pronounced him ”A voice for women.” Over four million people have read Wanis’ books in English and Spanish. https://www.patrickwanis.com
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.