Well that certainly was quite an episode and with only a week left, there's quite a bit of loose ends to tie up. In particular Sorah voiced her concern with the particular condo that I occupy. We've been trying to sell for over a year and unfortunately very few actual offers have come in and the ones that have weren't even close to what we were asking. The condowas the last legal 'link' between Sorah and I we both wanted to get rid of it, but at the same time I don't want to just give it away. Certainly I can identify with Sorah's concerns as she states this particular property is in her name alone per an agreement we reached when we separated. I realize that it may cause some stress on her relationship as well as mine, but I don't want that to cause a premature or bad financial decision either. I know a lot of people may be able to identify with the stress of selling real-estate in this market, with values declining and buyers in short supply. It does create undue stress. In addition, I know that Sorah's concern with so called damage to the unit or incidents involving Lina really doesn't play into the decision, but rather a way for her to potentially push the point of my 'unhealthy' relationship. Either way the bottom line is I have every intention of selling the unit as soon as a reasonable offer is made, and it really isn't Sorah's decision to make. Nor is it my intention to use the condominium a way to create a link or tie between Sorah and me. I certainly don't like being told what to do or be given ultimatums when it comes to my property and something that I purchased before my marriage to Sorah and have always maintained separately in addition to my other properties.
We got a chance to see a pretty tame yet entertaining 'girls' night out (Katrina, Maria, and Michael-not Mike), and their attempts to find Katrina's "Inner whore," were unsuccessful. As someone who came out of a long term relationship, I can say the rebound usually isn't that quick (especially in the case of a marriage). Far be it for me to entertain the reasoning behind Katrina and Ben's breakup, but I can say that its not reasonable to think that after well over a decade together that either of them would be able to jump back on the horse just like that. There is a need I think to take some time alone (not that you have to become a recluse) in regards to a romantic relationship. It's nice just to enjoy work, travel, hobbies and good friends. I think that's the healthiest approach. I've approached breakups both ways before and jumping from one relationship into the next never works out in the long run, because it never allows for closure or healing.
Hardy and Ariel both demonstrated their abilities to make things happen. I unfortunately wasn't able to make it to the events due to some traveling and prior engagements, but was able to catch up with Hardy later that night and was extremely impressed by what he was able to raise for the charity. It speaks highly of Hardy's character and class. In regards to Ariel, I think his fashion show demonstrated his creativity. He's an extremely talented individual and regardless of some of the unfiltered comments and moments he's had prior, and it showed maturity. It also showed that successful people will have success in any undertaking if they put their mind to it. We can all be successful people and should focus on our passions and talents. These guys really showed that this week!
......And last but not least, yes you see Lina and I still trying to make it work. She's no longer pregnant, unfortunately, and told me that a lot of her actions were to evoke more attention from me...well it worked, probably not in the ideal way, but it definitely got my attention. I additionally did take a low key night out with friends while she was out at a work/entertainment function to blow off some steam as I think everyone needs some time to themselves and sometimes you just need to have some fun....I do know with one episode left there are a lot of fireworks left to come including the introduction to my mother. I'm hoping Lina understands and appreciates how important this will be for me if we are ever going to make it together.