Did the pregnancy weight gain strain the relationship in any way?
John: The weight gain (and let’s not forget the bowel movements) did strain our sex life, but not our relationship. Actually I can’t explain this, but our relationship got better -- go figure. When your wife gains weight, I learned my lesson that you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING PERIOD! But of course I didn’t listen to my own advice at the time. I can’t hold anything in. I wish I could!
Kathryn: Yes, absolutely. I mean, we stopped being intimate right away. Even before I blew up, I think John was freaked out about getting close to me knowing our baby was growing inside me. As a woman who was newly married, I had fantasies of our first year together as being all about us, me his sexy new blushing bride and sex galore. What ended up happening was I felt gross, bloated, fat, and the last thing on my mind was getting close to John or being intimate in any way sexual. On the flip side, it helped us get closer emotionally. We really got to know one another and be there for one another in more ways than just sexually. We learned about each other and bonded in a very special way. It was not how I thought we would start our first year as husband and wife together, but in a way it was still nice, different but special just the same.
What a nasty, mean and self-absorbed sister in law you have. She couldn't muster up the words to say how adorable you look, what a great mom you will be, what a nice addition you are to the family etc? I hope your husband doesn't ever let her disrespect you in the future. Don't take any crap from her.
No wonder John treats her like she's an idiot.. she IS!!! Underminding? uncapable?? WTH??
He's no genius either. He misspelled Valentine's Day on the brownies! He's also mispronounced words just like she has.
it's so embarrassing to watch as he scrutinizes over every little expense his wife makes. ughh!
You need to lay off your wifes weight. She's PREGNANT and you are being really rude and inconsiderate. It's not like you're going to be americas newest male model that's headed towards a beer belly (huh...or maybe you will be).
I've watched Bravo for years and have never felt the need to comment on someone's Blog. But after watching tonight's episode about you commenting on your wife's weight outraged me!! She is pregnant, emotional, living on the allowance you give her... and you have the nerve to make her feel like shit! You have some nerve... look in the mirror! If all you're worried about is what weight you wife is, then you'll never survive! Marriage is a lot more than weight... and you my friend are a selfish jerk who should have never gotten married. And if my husband put me on an allowance and called me Old Lady.... he'd be gone, gone, gone. Respect that kind woman and stop treating her like an employee.
scottsdalemom3 I agree with you 1000%! Who does John think he is? Talking about his wife that way-- He's no prize himself!
Run Kathryn Run!!! This tightwad, money loving jerk will only suck the life, love, and self esteem right out of you!! He'll work you like a dog and belittle and beat you down emotionally until you can't take care of yourself and your child without his money. And it will all be his money if keep going this way. Get while the getting is good.
I finished watching the rest of the episode and am shocked !!! How dare you read the names and amounts of your wedding gifts? If I were one that you had read out loud, I would have called you immediately and told you to give it back, you ingrate ! Who does that.. the wedding was supposed to be your special day, not your cash cow. The prior episode you made fun of people who gave you less than what you thought was acceptable. How dare you ! You need a reality check and if your behavior continues, you may be sorry you joined the show because you are becoming someone the general population loves to despise!
sue952 When they did that I was beyond shocked!!!! Who does that?? You’re right, if I were one of the names on that list I would have asked for my money back and terminated my friendship with them. TACKY! TACKY! TACKY!
sue952 I was surprised that the reading of the cards and follow up commentary was done on live television, but I am not surprised people do it. The only thing they may regret is speaking the names of the givers aloud on television. Kathryn seemed more interested in the love of the gift than her husband. Not sure what exactly she sees in him, but it's her choice. What a guy, eh?
@sue952 I was shocked. That is the highest form of rude, tacky behavior! How inconsiderate that is to the people who gave these greedy jerks money. Shame on them!
I have to say something to that obnoxious, pompous ass John married to Kathryn. Stop thinking you are so much better than her. The best part about last nights episode was when you strolled into the salon, because of course your wife can't handle it, and announced you had "W-'2's" because we have to pay you. Any businessperson knows W-2s are year end payroll information sent to the government. And any businessperson, except you, knows that when we sign up new employees we give them a "W-4" ! I am so glad you came in to show how smart you are and made an ass of yourself ! Biggest laugh I've had in a long time. Now, get off your wife's ass and let her work. You were lucky to find a woman who would put up with you!
I know right! I hope she gets the heck away from him before he destroys her emotionally, mentally and finacially.
@sue952 I can't understand what she sees in him. He doesn't even know basic small business procedures. He's better off keeping his mouth shut and let one wonder about his ignorance than open it and remove all doubt! LMAO!
I want so bad to LIKE Alaska and his wife. But he’s such a Certified Jerk that I can’t stand to look at him. He wears his crappy attitude with pride and she tolerates it – which is so sad and weird because she otherwise seems like a smart and capable women. Get them both off my TV! Please!!
She is a sweetheart and wants to contribute and be partners.. he shuts her out. I don't think she realized all oft this before the wedding. Seems like she got blindsided by a lot of this !
Kathryn your answer regarding John's sister took the EXACT words right out of my mouth -- which I was screaming at the TV at the time -- "Debbie Downer" indeed! Her jealousy of your relationship with her brother wasn't even thinly veiled when she couldn't manage one nice comment before throwing the terrifying spectre of miscarriage at you. Good for you for seeing her behavior for exactly what it was and NOT blaming yourself. You are a STRONG, kind-hearted woman and it shines out of you brilliantly. CONGRATS!!