I guess I can add matchmaking to my resume. My Skinnygirl Daily (skinnygirldaily.com) partner, Matt, and Julie's sister, Joanie, hit it off and had a great weekend and dated afterwards. They're both, however, still currently single.
The annual Skinnygirl cocktails party at the Montauk Yacht Club was so great. Fun friends, laughs, cocktails, and good weather. It's such a great night and I remember when it began a few years ago: the Skinnygirl Margarita wasn't even bottled yet so we poured it out of jugs. Memories. . .
The boat ride to Navy Beach was a bit unsettling. Let's just say that Jason and I don't do well on boats. We were so happy to give my baby, Cookie, alone time. I thought it was so cute that Jason didn't even get her paw wet when swimming to shore. Family summer days are our favorite.
This summer we'll be in LA filming my talk show and we'll miss it.
HAD TO CRY when you and Jason had "words" and you said that you two don't like each other anymore. What? Do you guys write this for T.V.? It's like watching a movie ...
Here's to happy endings!
Bethenny, even though the season has just begun, I agree favorite season yet! The truth about marriage is it;s not easy -- sometimes you don't like each other and that's just how it is! I think you have a fabulous family and I don't think Jason is perfect (but Brynn definitely is!!). You have respect for those who work for you -- you surrond yourself with people that understand you and your humor and get the hustle! Love your show, love your products, adore you! Looking forward to the rest of the season!
Our childhood's where different , yet in som way's the same. I was abused verbally, emotionally & the big S! by a nieghborhood man that everyone loved. I say big * S * , because me and my Therapist are really working on that , and I have really buried that one deep, so it is hard. Watching your session's , I get tear's , his voice sound's so much like my Dr. I love that I go, and when you said that jason said to you that he only tell's you , that you are right! I yelled at the TV, your's does not and neither does mine. But it is alot of work. You are use to being abandoned, I am use to people hurting me either emotionally & especially verbal. I never told anyone about what happened to me . I knew my Dad would have killed him, and then * THAT * would be my fault. I do not trust easy at all !! I keep everyone at arm's length. And when your Dr. ask's you what you would say to a younger you, my Dr. ask's me the same thing and I also cry, because I wish I could go back as I am now an talk to her . WORD'S HURT !!! THEY NEVER GO AWAY, TO ME THEY ARE WORSE THAN GETTING HIT IN MY EYE'S , BECAUSE ONCE YOU SAY IT, YOU CAN NEVER , EVER TAKE IT BACK. Beth , when you say He is Perfect, my take on that is , you want people to realize that he is NOT!! I get that feeling with my Husband, everyone love's him and he is so nice ( and I do love him ) but sometime's I TOO GET SICK OF HEARING IT . Because to me & the Public - he can be night and day.
YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN KILLING YOURSELF FOR , TAKE IT AND ENJOY IT. I AM TRYING TO LEARN TO DO IT FOR MY SELF , IT IS NOT EASY !!
GOOD LUCK !! I WILL WATCH YOUR SHOW , WHEN IT COME''S OUT. I LIKE HOW YOU SAY IT HOW IT IS.
sorry to hear your marriage has hit a rough patch. I have been married for 38years (I had to get the calculator out- shoot that is a long time) there must be something in certain men's “Gene” pool because I have the same kind of arguments with my husband. I have kept a Journal and can look back to see that we are arguing about the same things and in the same manner. Just so, you know I am the quirky crazy one and everyone thinks that my husband is the perfect husband. Nice looking (although we have both changed big time) witty and so funny. I see a therapist and my husband doesn’t believe in that stuff- just pull yourself up by your boot straps. However, you and I both know that you should vent, talk about your feeling. We have raised two wonderful children boy an Artist and girl a Lawyer. I don’t have any clear cut answers my problem is in my heart because I do love him. I do spend a lot of time angry with him. Thank God I have some of my own money because I know we would be divorced if I didn’t have money of my own (not a lot but enough that I don’t ask for money). My thoughts are that I don’t think that he love me as much as I love him (which may or may not be true). I have constant doubt which ruminate destructive thoughts all day and that keeps me on edge. Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone so continue talking with your therapist and know that marriages can last- I don’t know if the next fella would be any better than the one I have now.
Bethenny, first I have to say I'm obviously not a blogger but I have made it a point to keep up with your show this season. And after watching tonight, I had to find a place to realease my rage. I feel like I went into this season thinking Jason was wonderful, great, caring, compassionate but I'm surprised how quickly that perception of him has changed to he is a dog. I can't personally judge him and I'm obviously making this judgement off of a TV show. But as far as I'm concerned its called Reality TV for a reason and there is some reality to these situations. The constant picking fights, never having a nice thing to say, always playing the poor pittyful me, and then when you call him on it he is pissed your still talking about it, or bringing it up but he obviously can't admit when hes done or said something wrong but is quick to hold you accountable when you do. My thought is this is a game or mechanism to have a reason to pick a fight or confrontation so he can say see there she goes again. Maybe I've misinterpreted Jasons actions and personality thus far,or maybe he has done a sorry job of giving an accurate general perception of who and what he is about. Two years ago my brother in law who I thought hung the moon and could do no wrong admitted to cheating with 47 women many of which were my close female friends as well as my sisters friends. He then took everything leaving my sister with nothing but the clothes on her back and my whole additude toward men changed. I now do not have many guy friends because any of them could do that and I don't trust other men. I share this because I just dogged your husband without knowing him but I am going off of the show you put your name on. It's your show. Last but not least I'd like to say you are passionate. I don't mean literally I mean passionate about your work, your employees, your child, your marriage, your family, your beliefs, your point of views and I could goin for data. Love the show can't wait for next week.
Dear Bethenny ~ You are my very favorite of all the reality stars, b/c you are the most real and I totally get you ~ I know that you get bummed out by all of the women who write in telling you how wonderful Jason is, and blah, blah, blah ~ But keep in mind that most of those women are most likely very young and have no real experience with men ~ They are still looking for the perfect prince charming to come riding up to their doorstep on a white horse, so to them, Jason is all of that and probably more! But real women know what's REALLY going on, trust me on this my friend!! Men, for the most part, are ALL alike in my opinion! Especially on TV, I would think! They sit back and act like we're the crazy ones and that they are sooo damn abused and humble and sweet! But we know they're NOT, plus they knew what we were like before they married us! Never forget that! Don't get me wrong, I think that Jason is a great guy, from what I see of him on TV, but I also think he's a big wussy mama's boy :) Sorry ~ No offense ~ But If my man needed to spend that much time with his mommy and daddy, especially at his age, I would tell him to go move back in with them and leave me alone b/c I'm a very busy woman who has a business to run and a daughter to raise! You are GREAT with Bryn and you have made AMAZING strides all around in your life, so don't fall for that whiny crap about how abused Jason is, especially by other women who live in la la land and don't have a clue how men really are! Just continue growing and doing what's right by you and Bryn and let Jason do his own changing and growing without your help ~ You have your responsibilities and he has his ~ We can't change someone or make them grow if they can't see themselves ~ I love ya girl, so keep up the great work!! You are AMAZING to me! Love and Prayers for your little family and your businesses. Your new friend, Poppi P.S. The raccoon bit REALLY upset me too, and couldn't believe that they all laughed about it! That blew me away and I couldn't hear anymore about it, so I had to mute it till they went on to another subject.
Love the show Bethenny. I also had a father who threw me away on more than one occasion. Had to get over it , I was giving him to much control in my life and making it hell.Oh did I mention he has been deceased for 5 years.Move past it or it will devour you.
Don't waste your time bickering with your husband. And to him, don't waste time bickering with Bethenny....Everyone goes through this stage of marriage....and all I have learned from it, is you regret it. Nip it in the bud, and enjoy your life. It can cause scarring. It's not worth it. Be wrong once in a while.
I've watched you for years and got major upset with Jill when you two had your falling out. I was #1 on your bandwagon. However, I see a different you since you married. I feel sorry for Jason and his parents having to watch all the episodes that have occurred since you got your own show. I think you are way to bossy......not caring enough........and disrespectful. You are a ball buster to men. I am major disappointed in your attitude. You need to soften up and put your child and your husband first priority in your life. You were raised in a disfunctional environment .....do not subject your daughter to the same. My children have wonderful memories of their grandparents. I encouraged their grandparents to visit anytime they wanted to because I knew they would make precious memories for my children. There were times I was bone tired and didn't want company but I never let on. I put every tired feeling aside knowing that my children would be happy with their grandparents company. If I were Jason I would have left you the first year over your attitude towards him and his family. I hope this is your last season and you can concentrate on the important things in life like your family Bethenny or you will be creating a unhappy child like you have fought against your entire life.
Huge fan and team SkinnyGirl for sure. Pretty shocked at the dynamic between you and Jason. You do throw out that he's "perfect" and you're "crazy" or "the tortured one" so much and that's really hard to quantify so of course there's fights. The truth was said (I couldn't believe you said it!) that you just don't like each other anymore/right now. This happens sometimes in a marriage but you overcome it with time and work.
From the outside it seems like a power play and that you somehow think you are better than him? Whether you realize it or not you make it pretty clear that this is YOUR money-- last season on the private plane, this season with you picking basically everything for your new house (that skinnygirl built) and point out a corner/room that is his, and you've pretty much emasculated him. That's a big problem for a man. I would say you need to work on that especially because you have a daughter together that needs both of her parents. You say that you want different for your baby girl than you had and the most powerful, important thing you could give her doesn't come from money it comes from love. Experiencing parents who love each other is priceless.
I am always rooting for you!!
What do you love about the show? You act like a fish wife. Get rid of your therapist. Settle your own issues. I never in my life heard of a threapist taking clients on a boating trip. lol Calm down and devote more time to being a good wife, mother & daughter in law. You are lacking tremendously in these departments. Get real Bethenny do you think for one moment your husband plowed down the raccoons on purpose? Do you think animal control would have come to the rescue? I work with animal control and two rescue groups. We do not go after raccoons. Many are rabid and they are dangerous. Grow up and concentrate on your family now that you finally have one. You should be grateful.
B-, You need to stop, You claim Jason calls you damaged, YOU call yourself that. Jason is not perfect no one is however, niether are you and you are not always right. You expect everyone to see your side never trying to see anothers point, you were like that on housewives with your friends and now with Jason. It seems you want everyone to bow to you and do what you want and that everyone has to prove thier love for you. Get over yourself. I was left by both my mom and dad I was abused in everyway, I got over it and I am able to love, live and laugh. I dont always have to be right and I do not expect everyone to understand my side or my point, YOU play victom if Jason has something to say. You will end up alone if you do not stop. How dare you be little Jason like you do and expect him to be all loving. You be little his parents who have been wonderful to you, you have no loyalties to anyone. You are very self centered, Try putting others before you for once and see how far that gets you. be grateful that Bryns grandparents do things with her, My in laws never see my kids and some of the fondest memories is of your grandparents.
Bethenny, I know how you feel when everyone thinks your mate is perfect. Of course, no one else is living with him. Try to appreciate the man you fell in love with, let people see how much you love him, and take a cue from him: be a little more sensitive to what other people see and guard your reactions for private moments. And make sure you do have some privacy in your life.
I realize there is a delay in filming and your situation may have changed dramatically since airtime, but one thing to think about is that you may feel invaded by Jason's parents who want so much o f your time and attention, yet you allow virtual strangers to enter your home and become part of your family. Not trying to judge you, because that's fine as long as all parties are happy with it. I would just say Jason understandably has stronger ties to the people who raised him. That's actually a good thing. He is loyal and sensitive. Not perfect, we all know no one is completely right or wrong, and we all have a hard time seeing when we are wrong. If we didn't, there would be no argument, would there?
I m pretty sure the person who comments as "another therapist " is Jill Zarin - lmao! Love u and ur family B - stay real and keep doing it the way u r :) nothing is perfect as long as we learn from r mistakes!
When you decide to let go of your past - a lot of this back and forth with your husband will go away. You are still clinging to this image of yourself as damaged. And if you have this image - others will too. Every conversation right now feels like it's almost a test of your marriage - that is WAY too much pressure for both of you. It feels like you are sometimes trying to see if he will stick with you, even at your worst. And just so you know, I get frustrated with Jason too when he wants to put you into that small-town wife box (having to visit family every weekend, etc.). He knew who you were when you married. He needs to accept you for who you are, just the same as you accept him. Yes, compromise is part of it - for both - and it's based on what's good for the whole.
You are still feeling young (you look young too!). But the older you get, you'll start feeling your mortality more and more. And one day it will dawn on you - "my life is way too short to be upset about this drama and stupid stuff." And you will let the past go and the intensity will drop. Trust me, I'm ten years ahead of you and when I started letting the little slings and arrows go, along with past transgressions, my interactions with others got a lot lighter! You don't have to be a doormat, that's not what I'm saying. I'm just saying that every stupid thing Jason says (hello..he's a guy) isn't worth getting upset over. An eye roll may be enough! Big picture is the only focus. If he's the right guy, big picture, and overall you are in sync, then the rest is just noise. Good luck.
Bethenny,I agree with Poppi all the way I could see threw Jason the whole time I like him as your husband and Bryn's father but all the digs are very hurtful he admitted last year that he knew how to push your buttons example you never had a family you did have a family with your first husband and your stepfather might not have been the CLEAVERS but it was your familty if he had to share you and bryn with your mother he would be singing a different tune about time with his mother and father most men can't handle a woman thats more sucessful they can't handle the photograhers asking them to step aside to take your picture or knowing you or paying for most of the expenses the apartment,the trips and Jason can't even pretend that he pays because he is to cheap to buy two pair of jeans at a time he needs to except the fact he married a great hard working woman and mother for his child and go with the flow you are forever saying we did this and we did that and including him in and he is only thinking of his ego Bethenny don't let anyone" dumb you down" I hope you cover some of these problems on your talk show for young girls to see the other side of prince charming.LOVE YOU,JASON AND BRYN
Fast forward 25 yrs...would you want to see Bryn every seven weeks? I have five daughters-none live in my state-I would go mad if I didn't see at least one of them every month. We have an agreement-family visit every two months. Those are the happiest times in my life..all seven of us laughing, talking and of course eating. Just because your child is an adult, doesn't mean you miss them any less or don't want to be part of their lives. The feeling grows stronger as they grow older. Think of how fast Bryn's first two years have passed, you blink your eyes and your children are adults. Have some empathy for the Hoppy's, Jason is their only child and Bryn is their only grandchild.
All the Best, Annabella
I love your show, but seeing you struggle in your marriage makes it hard to watch. I can't identify with your experience. My parents weren't perfect, but I had a happy childhood. I'm so much younger than my older siblings that I'm like an only child so, leaving home was hard. The first few years of our marriage we spent all day every Sunday with my parents. My husband never complained...ever. Over time I realized that we were our own family and my parents didn't need me to be there for them to be happy. I needed to make my own life and my parents had to adjust. I couldn't feel guilty because I grew up and moved away. Jason can't feel guilty because his brother passed away or that he moved away or anything else. I have no regrets about that decision because my husband allowed be to come to it on my own. If he had always been nagging me or giving me a hard time about it or making fun of my, I would have resented him for it. Just as you enjoy the freedom of the beach, Jason obviously enjoys the freedom of visiting his parents. Give him time and those weekend trips will seem longer and longer to him. If you want compassion and understanding from Jason, you have to give compassion and understanding to him first.
Love you Bethenny but as a mother in law I feel you must open your arms & heart to Jasons parents. You, Bryn & Jason are all they have in this world and you act like you are doing them a favor by giving them time with Bryn. How would you feel when Bryn & her family are all you have and her husband limits the time you have with them. Have patience with them as Jason has patience with all your "assistants". Still love you
This season is so painful to watch.
Lay off your husband. You tell him about the sailing trip with the shrink (knowing that he has motion sickness issues), he questions if it's a good idea, then says, when do we go? Your response, "you don't have to go if you don't want to"?
Think the world of you but you are changing and not in a good wasy.
When Jason says you didn't have a family, it's because that is what you tell the world, remember "I was raised by jackals"? You obviously did not grow up in a family where 2 parents stayed married and raised their children with nothing but love. You say you want Bryn to be soft and sweet. Allow her to be raised like her father was (which is what you seem to be doing) and she will feel loved. It was interesting to see you in-laws get the hell out as soon as they dropped off the baby. By stopping them in the lobby from coming up I'm sure they got the picture that they were not welcome. If you need time alone, send the help home.
I have one point to add to the discussion. When you were arriving at the beach, you looked out and said in the sweetest possible voice...there's our family!! Bethenny, the only "family" that I saw on that beach was Brynn. Just remember, all the others, who acquiesce to your will are "paid employees"...not your family! Your family (by choice) is Jason and Brynn (and his parents I might add). Please consider that when you think of "family". I pray that the past months have brought you some enlightenment on this subject and that all has returned to normal. The best quote of the show was when you and Jason were on the boat and Jason said "I love you more every day"...hold those words tight and move forward in your lives together. We all know that no one is perfect. We're all just rejoicing in your choice and supporting you in that choice. Best of luck to you and your family!
Hi Bethenny, I have been a fan of yours since you started on RHONY. I was so happy for you wwhen you got your own show, married, and had your beautiful baby. I have noticed you have changed alot. You are constantly tortured over your past. Please let it go. It is making you very bitter, and is not allowing you to see and appreciate how blessed you are with what you have. You are so lucky. I remember how happy and in love you were with Jason in the beginning. He is an amazing man! Please treat him with respect. That is so important in a relationship. Without it, relationships fail. It is really sad to see that you are not as loving as you used to be. Appreciate your husband, he may become bitter too and not be around much longer. I hope that doesn't happen. I am praying that you can reflect and save your marriage, relax, and make time to love and appreciate your family which is what matters the most. You have the sweetest in-laws, embrace them. You may not have had much of a family growing up but now Jason's family is your family and they are really good, sweet people. That is such a blessing. Don't wait until it's too late, stop listening to the negative noise in your head. Try to have peace and make peace. I wish you the best and will be praying for you.
Love the show! Brinn is adorable! This is silly but I love your style! Wondering where you found that super cute pink bikini! You looked fabulous!
B, I think you should possibly read "The Dance of Anger" by Harriet Goldhor Lerner. This book changed my life and let me realize that it is ok to be angry but if we do not to the core of what is bothering us then anger has no benefits.
Make B happy first and everyone else around you will be happy too. :) YOU can make your own ... ever after!
Hi Bethenny: First I love your show. It's real and that is wonderful. Marriage is not easy its work as your finding out. I think as a mother of a daughter your age and a grandmother I look at it from a different point of view. Bethenny you must never lose sight of the fact that Jason's parents suffered the most horrendous tragedy that any couple can endure. The loss of a child. That is a pain that cannnot be imagined. Jason was left without a brother so naturally he became the good boy. He had to. He saw what his parents went threw and didn't in my opinion want to disappoint them or cause them any more pain. When you came into Jason's life and then Bryn their world was happy again. They had a new daughter in law and a beautiful baby to love. Jason's childhood and yours were polar opposites. That's a hard thing to overcome. Different views and different ideas about what is a "family". Be happy Jason is a "good boy" That's better than the alternative isn't it. Cut the Hoppy's some slack please. You couldn't want better in-laws and grandparents for Bryn. Embrace it.
Bethenny, you have a nice life, right now...but you will ruin it, if you keep this up---you will be left with your money and no personal happiness. How much do you expect Jason to put up with your bullsheet? He is not perfect, but man, you make it oh, so difficult for him! YOUR SkinnyGirl baught the aparmtnet? Where is Jason in that statement. If it were reverse you would have ripped the guy's nuts off. As you have told other on the RHONY, 'get overyourself,' Bethenny.
Yes Bethenny. This is what I sense. Being in constant confrontation is something you thrive on. Yes, choosing people around you that are to your liking is something you have control of. Trying to find a balance with a father of your child is something of a deferent dimension. You surround yourself with comfort zone of friends to make yourself feel good and special. So, having to deal with Jason who is liked by so many makes you feel of less likeness...ouch. SO, you blame him for being so likable. You have this need to put everyone down who looks better then you. This is a trait of insecure people behavior. Insecurity is destroying you. It is just plain wrong to try and make Jason feel low and below you so that you will shine better. You will shine better if you start admiring Jason as your self-respectful selection for a life partner. Being in a belittering, fighting, unxchess, negative world defines you. You don’t do well in come, inviting, relaxed, respectful environment when it comes to immediate family. You have need to prove to the world that you are good, so you acting good outside the family. Inside the family you will be you yourself...and this side is showing your flightiness and insecure, need-to-always-fight-and-hurt attitude. I was married to man that was exactly like you. He needed to build a business to prove that he is somebody. Friends loved him. He was torturous to his parents, brother, aunt, kids and me. And when I asked him why he is acting nice on outside and ugly inside the family, he told me that he will 'act' as a nice gut toward friends to be liked, but family is where he is himself. You are sure showing exact same qualities. You hate your mother, father, father in law, you poke Jason at being 'likable'. It is only in time that you start your attitude toward you kid because you will expect her to be someone who shine you. You will set her for role for proving that you are a good person.
If you are not ready for the committed relationship no amount of words or therapy would ever help. Did you ever think marriage is not for everyone? I spoke to my therapist about my point of view and after she suggested this I stopped feeling "broken", guilty, etc., I am in committed relationship for 7 years and we both understand what I feel about marriage- you need to be honest with Jason and try to build your own family not what his parents or your friends are having... and yes find a female therapist
Hi Bethenny, I've been a fan of yours since the first season and loved your last book. Although our circumstances are different, we have a lot of similarities in family issues and outlook. You make me laugh, inspire me, and give me hope for the future, which I need! Love watching you and your daughter and your sueccess. I've been married 22 years and I understand it is HARD and just stay true to you but remember what is important in life, the people you love and who love you. With all of the changes in your life, of course even good changes can be STRESSFUL. Deep breath:-) It makes me a little sad that you aren't closer to Jason's parents and I understand your past (my situation is similar) but I think you may look back and realize what a gift they are to you and Brynn and your relationship could be invaluable. Just my thoughts for what they're worth. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I look forward to the rest of this season and am so happy for you! I live vicariously through you! LOL!
I love you so much. I feel your pain and anxiety.
I know that Jason is not perfect and the rest of us know it too, deep down.
He is a nice fella but you are a Wonderful woman and he knew exactly what he was getting in to. You didn't know just how close he was to his folks. They seem like lovely people but I can understand not wanting to go every dang weekend. Long drive, short on personal time, and it is just downright fun to stay home in your jammies and love on your child. I think people are being way too hard on you. Home time as a little family is very necessary for you and your child. Who wants to be on the road all the time? Bah! The raccoon thing made me soooo sad. I am 100% on your side concerning that. I saw nothing at all funny about it! I am married 25 years and it isn't all fun but it is kinda cool to have someone in your corner. (Jason, get in that girl's corner!!!)
I wish everyone would stop bashing Bethenny. No one knows what someone's relationship is like in private. They love each other and just because they have fights so what? Everyone fights and the people who act like they don't are lying to themselves and everyone else. Especially in the first years of marriage you have to find how you fit in which each other. They are normal so the people telling Bethenny to get over herself you get over yourself and stop watching her because it's aparent that you don't get her and you should hate somewhere's else. Love you Bethenny and your beautiful family and remember your normal everyone fights but with big fights you should have big love and I think you've got that covered. ;) You and Top Chef are the only good things left on Bravo. I hope you tape many seasons to come. God Bless.
First Jason was right not to stop and help the racoons. If you see racoons during the day chances are good that they are rabid becasue they are nocturnal. I'm sure he felt bad. Secondly your interaction with one another is breaking my heart. It is clear if you don't slow down your marriage is doomed. It must be very difficult for a man to be with a woman that is so successful (I know this sounds very sexist but its true). My husband of 20 years is my biggest cheerleader and fortunately we are on a level playing field when it comes to careers and money. Jason needs reassurance but most of all he needs his own thing. He should not be working for you. I think you should get advice from Oprah. Steadman has managed to do his own thing while she'd trying to save the world. I'm a little skepitcal about your talk show, The market is oversaturated with them but good luck. Sorry to see BEE go.
Bethenny, you were always my favor housewife and I have adored your show. I love both you & Jason and have enjoyed watching your life change and evolve. Please don't let your past continue to define your future. Don't let it define the woman you have come to be. You AND Jason have much to thankful for. Love each other, love Bryn, embrace his family. Other posters have been correct, the rest is all noise. Think of the Bryn's future, you always want her in your life. Most important, you would not want anything in Bryn's childhood to define the woman that she becomes. Don't let your past define you.
Bethany, Some suggestions: 1. Really , really investigate the PETA that you allowed to photograph you for an advertising campaign. I am pretty sure they could care less about the raccoons..........or any living animal. They entice animal-loving celebrities into their fold, getting millions of dollars to enact anti - animal ownership and breeding bills throughout the WORLD. Very very little of the funds raised by PETA and the Humane Society of the United States really goes to help animals and shelters - it goes into anti-animal legislative fights. Do your research - you're a smart girl. Look at their tax statements online. 2. Work hard on your listening skills. It will make SUCH a difference in your life.
My TV is getting repaired so I can only watch clips online. I'm sure you may have already figured this out but I think that Jason is tortured as well, he just doesn't want to admit it. Jason I think still has survivor's guilt. So when Jason actually allows himself to have fun for his birthday, which in his mind is a family celebration, and his parents aren't there then he feels guilty. When he gets on you about not spending more time with his parents it's because he feels that you are all that they have. However, both of you have different family experiences and on some level he understands where you come from and you sort of understand where he came from. But if you never had that or experienced it you never really quite get it. Well, that's my opinion for whatever it's worth. Love your show and your family.
If you are unhappy about something trying to change others will not help. Only changing youself will fix it! Give your kid a chance to experience the grass at its own pace. Respect your others (i.e. in-laws) - they have their own rightful history. You are adorable (Jason knows that) and your past is not your fault, just like it is nobodys fault that loves you. Your therapist is admirable. I wish you and your family all the best. :)
Have loved your show and cheering for your success. It's painful to watch these episodes where it looks like you are sabotaging your relationship with caustic comments. There are a lot of ways to communicate and it just looks like you escalate things with your style. That's not to say that Jason may things in private that hurt you. But, still, I can't watch the bickering.
First of all, I realize that we do not know "what goes on behind closed doors," but Jason seems like such a nice guy and I understand she doesn't always like to hear that, but all of her success seems to have gone to Bethenny's head. She is obviously a very smart woman, but is she going to let her hunger for success, fame and adoration come between her and her husband? She always come across as the victim. I wish she would think about what is really important to her. I don't think this marriage will last, and I feel bad for Jason and their baby. Best of luck!
Love your show Bethanny. I know you hear this all the time, but you really do have a wonderful husband and the most beautiful baby girl. Hang on to Jason, he is a rare jewel in this day and age, his parents seem so sweet and loving and I believe God put you in his family for a special reason. One suggestion, please don't talk about Jason's private parts (or men's) soooooo much! It does sound so crass to hear 40 year old women talk like high schoolers. He can only take so much embarrassement! You are really a special lady who has truly been blessed in your life. I think you deserve that. One more thing, I am an absolute animal lover myself but one thing my husband has always told me is to hit the animal instead of swerving and crashing my car and killing myself or others just for an animal. As hard as that is, be thankful Jason did not swerve to miss an animal and get himself and others hurt. I would be devestated though if I hit 4 animals at one time. Even one animal would ruin my day. Bethanny, I'm speaking of experience regarding the animals because my hubby and I own a auto body shop and have seen cars and people hurt trying to miss an animal. It's sad but true. I loved seeing you having so much fun with your sweet little Bryn running through the sprinklers. That was such a sweet moment. Thank you for sharing your life with us. God bless you and your family.
I think it is so funny that everyone thinks Bethenny needs their advice. She started a business from scratch, sold it for a bazillion dollars, married a great (not perfect) guy, has a perfect (yes, perfect) daughter, and lives in a gorgeous apartment in the most exciting city in the world. I think we can assume that Bethenny has the smarts to get through this life! She knows how to figure it out as she goes along, which is all any of us can do. Bethenny, if you are reading this, no advice from me. But I'll take advice from you any time!
uh oh. i see bethenny pushing jason away. snide comments. below the belt punches. slowly chipping her way to divorce. i like bethenny so much but i don't like what i see coming. the little comment about how great she was at being "single" was not called for. so sad.
Bethany, I LOVE your show!! You have a beautiful family and a successful business. Yes...marriages go through rough patches and people are not perfect( I was married for 12yrs..), but this season..after watching last nights episode..PLEASE take a chill pill ! You need to take a step back. You gooooooo....go,go, all day. It's like you almost don't know how to relax??!
Listening to you and Jason last night, do you ever let him get a word in or finish a sentence? It's almost like, if its not your way, its the highway; it made me tired :(( You said Jason was taking a dig at you ( in front of your friends..) but you couldn't let that go..( or at least discuss it later in private..), it was just petty. Your therapist asked you a question..( and I knew where he was going with this..), and you didn't mention Jason as your first as your priority. Let the MAN take control ! As Jason said..." he's Tired ". Take time off ( or a season off) for You and Jason need to take a "sole" vacation, BY-YOUR-SELVES..get the intimacy BACK , or your going to turn around and let a good thing walk out the door and into someone else's arms.
I will be the first one in line to take Jason after Bethany sabotages this marriage. Bethany you have always been my favorite and most relatable reality tv star. It's painful to watch how you treat Jason.I'm sure he gets his two cents in but I hope you watch these episodes and learn from what goes on. It's so uncomfortable I had to mute the tv!!! I don't think he is perfect, nobody is. We only see a small portion of what happens in your life but the things you say are so damaging. I realize you have had a difficult past. A lot of people have. It doesn't mean you can't have it all and be happy. You deserve it and worked hard for it. Stop being so bitter about the past or it will ruin your future. Do you want Bryn to grow up hearing bitter comments? She is growing up fast and trust me kids are not dumb and pick up on what is going on. I know this from my past.
Bethenny, how can you can yourself a matchmake if the couple you set up aren't still together Were they even together after that night? Also, it's a bit much for you to take credit for Hoda Kotb and her boyfriend when his daughters were at the book signing with their letter already. All you did was tell Hoda that the man was cute, you admitted it yourself! That's not matchmaking, that's saying "go for it"!
The show has been very slow this season, but I think it will speed up nicely next week, and can't wait to see the infamous boat episode.
I enjoyed the first two seasons cause it was fun, happy and a relief after all the bickering and backstabbing of RHONY but after this season I can see that the problems on RHONY were Bethenny. Selfish self centered and blaming everyone but herself. You create your own reality and you will ruin it just like everything else you have done. Guess your therapist is a failure at helping you. You seem to be worse since you starting seeing him.