Cast Blog: #SHAHS

MJ's Jabs

Lilly thinks the double standards for MJ's comments need to stop and reflects on her relationship with Ali.

Episode 5 begins with a dinner date between Omid and GG. Even though they say they aren't dating, I definitely see some chemistry between them. Maybe they will start dating soon! My only issue with GG is her constant belittling of everyone else in the group. Did she really just say all her friends are the "Ass" in "Class" for inviting Omid out for a night of fun? I think inviting her friend out was a nice gesture, and the fact that she wasn't invited is insensitive, but her friends are just trying to show her that your actions have consequences, and getting physical is unacceptable.

We then get to meet Reza's mom! She's so fabulous, but what's up with her telling Reza to shave his mustache? Don't do it Rez!! I love how his mom supports his decision to partner with Mike, but also advices him to make amends with MJ. Sometimes it takes a parent's wisdom to make you realize that although you're an adult now, you may be acting childish.

MJ decides to throw a big party for her 40th birthday and in lieu of presents to have her friends bring a man for her. I think it’s a fabulous idea. It's hard to meet a man, especially in LA, and especially at 40. I hope someone brings her a great present!

Next, we get a front row seat at Mike and Reza's photo-shoot. What a bunch of studs!!! If these two delicious faces can't sell residential real estate in Southern California, then I don't know who can.

After the break, we find ourselves at GG's house with her cute pup Hailey. As usual, MJ throws a jab at me while on the phone with GG by telling her "In about 5 minutes, Lilly’s going to get shipped back to the welfare line she came from and out of my life." If I had made this comment about MJ, it would be a HUGE deal that the skinny rich girl is picking on the chubby middle class girl. But, the other way around people find it acceptable? Double standard. Either way, MJ, I could buy your whole life and donate it to charity for fun if I wanted to, lets be real. The fact that I am self-made is something I am extremely proud of; you should pay attention and learn a few things from me.

I am shocked to see that MJ is inviting Asa and not GG to her birthday party, especially since as GG says MJ has been doing nothing but talking so much s--- about Asa to GG. Suddenly, she switches sides? Interesting. Either way, I think it is the right decision, and I am glad that MJ is realizing it now. GG shouldn't be ostracized from her friends, but she does need to make an attempt show them that she is sorry and she will not get physical again before they can trust to invite her places.

The next scene is a dinner scene I have with one of my best friends, Raumak. Raumak and I have been friends for over eight years. She is also an attorney and we actually worked together for a year at the Children's Law Center before I left the practice of law. Raumak is still a child advocate today. Eight years ago, Raumak and I were in the same position, young, single lawyers. She was dating another lawyer, Neama, and so was I, Ali. She is now married to Neama with two children (YES, this skinny bitch has TWO kids!), and Ali and I are pretty much in the same place we were back then.

I am very proud of all the success I have achieved, but at the same time, I long to be a wife, and a mother. I am turning 30 in 2013, I just don't want another decade to go by and I find myself to be 40, still unmarried and without kids. Success is important, but my other dreams are too.

Ali and I have been dating since I was 19. He was my very first boyfriend, my first everything. We have had our ups and downs, but we do love each other so much. The problem at this point is he lives in Texas and I live in LA. I already moved back to TX for him once in 2008 (Click here to read my blog post about mine and Ali's relationship), I ended up moving back to LA, so if he wants to make it work, this time he has to move to LA. I have given him the deadline of Jan 1, 2013 to make the move, after that, I am going to move on with my life. I have to; I can't wait for him forever.

As you guys see from the telephone call I have with him in my kitchen, I'm not so sure it's going to happen.

The episode ends with MJ and Reza making up, AMEN. Maybe now she'll stop being such a bitch to me!

Xoxo,
Lilly Ghalichi

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Asifa Mirza: It wouldn't be unconventional for me to say that most women don't get along with their mother-in-law. With that said I'm dealing with a mother-in-law who has only one child and is currently single, so her son is the only immediate family she has. She is a very nice lady, but is extremely biased towards her son and is in denial of her son's issues and faults. Unlike Bobby's mother, my mother stays out of our issues and never states that her daughter is perfect and everything is Bobby's fault. When I started to have issues my mother said to me, "Asifa, you are an adult and have the power to make mature choices. If you are having issues, then go to counseling or leave." On the other hand, Bobby's mother gets involved to the point where she's on the phone while we are having an argument. She constantly states that everything is my fault and that her son only started to have a temper when he met me. She is blinded by ego and pride, and it's easier for her to blame me than to take responsibility for her child's upbringing. Bobby and I come from two different upbringings, he saw his mother go through multiple divorces, and she is now single. While I came from parents who argued, disagreed, but worked hard to stay together and a create a strong family unit. For me divorce was never a topic growing up, but for Bobby that's all he saw. I don't have a perfect family and my parents constantly point out the things I do wrong (I know I have flaws), but Bobby's mother thinks she is perfect, her son is perfect, and that if anything goes wrong, it’s my fault. She and I are at odds and are very indifferent towards one another. But as his mother, I do need to put my differences aside and have more respect for her.

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AM: Bobby is the epitome of a mama’s boy, and so are a lot of other men.

Bravotv.com: Do you think Reza made the right decision calling off the wedding?
AM: Yes, I feel that Reza wasn't confident at the time and didn't know what he wanted. He made the right choice by taking his time and thinking things through.

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