Moving on to MJ’s lunch with her mom. I felt so bad for MJ when Vida got up from the table and left MJ crying alone with her Chardonnay. I commend MJ for wanting to change her relationship with her mom. She's right, it has been a big summer for her, and I'm happy that she's finally standing up to the blonde big bad wolf.
At therapy, the two have a back-and-forth about what they need from each other. I was shocked that shopping was on both of their lists. Only a Persian would have that be such a bone of contention that it had to be resolved in family counseling. We Persians take our shopping seriously, and that’s NOT an understatement. My mom has NEVER had any motivation to learn technology. . .until she realized she could use it to facilitate shopping. The only reason she learned how to send a text message was so she could send me pictures of shoes or handbags at the mall to see if I liked them or not. Not.even.lying.
Case in point, here’s a text exchange between my mom and I yesterday.
Backstory: Emporio Armani is having a sale:
Nadine, You nailed it on Mike's bad behavior, and although I'm no big GG fan, I agree that she held it together pretty well considering. Mike was completely out of line and ruined that dinner.
I agree 100% with the comment made by Bliss124! GG was totally attacked by Asa and Mike was definitely at fault for starting it all! They directed all the attention towards GG for holding a knife which she was just trying to remove from what could've ended up being a very violent situation. If you listen closely Asa was being defensive from the beginning and said really negative things to GG during their argument. Asa is being such a hater!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also had a toxic mother, and just wanted her love and approval sooooo bad. But finally
my shrink told me when I was 40 that my mother was incapable of loving, not just me, but
anyone. At that point I had to let her go. I literally let her go out of my life. Of course I
hated it, but in the end I finally understood, it wasn't me that was not good enough, she
just could never accept me. And I got healthy, slowly, after that. I hope MJ reads this or
comes to this realization some day soon.
wow you are really in their heads! hilarious! where is this rich ghetto they are from?! scratching my head!
I love your blogs!!! It reminds me of the comedian Jay, that would blog for RHONJ. I cringe every time I see MJ and her mom. She wants her mom to accept her so badly but doesn't get that affection.
Mike, Asa, and Reza were TOTAL hypocrites tonight! How can they continue to blast GG for acting on her pinned up anger but give Mike a free pass? That kind of behavior shouldn't be acceptable from anyone in any situation under any circumstance. Asa is so transparent. She and Reza completely glossed over Mike's provoking of the situation (standing up and puffing your chest out IS a physical threat of violence; hands can be weapons too, morons!), and opted to focus on GG's picking up the knife. These people don't even listen to GG; the whole time she tried to STOP the confrontation and kept saying "No, no!" And it seemed as if she was poking fun at herself when she said that she would be the only one to stab anyone. She didn't lunge or point it at anyone. They just want another excuse to rake her over the coals. If you don't want to be around GG, fine, but be real about the reason--you don't like her and don't *want* to like her. Stop trying to make like she's constantly attacking everyone. It's so childish! This chick can't win even when she's NICE. And not everyone communicates the same way. Why does she have to call anyone to apologize? She's been willing to apologize in person on more than one occasion. Why would that be any less sincere? GG has admitted to being very insecure and I truly believe she was reluctant to speak to Asa because she knew they weren't really cool yet. Does no one else find it odd to greet and kiss someone whom you've fought with before even talking it out first? I do! I think it'd be phony as hell to do otherwise! And we know how much Asa can't stand anything phony because she's so REAL. Riiiight… That was just the ammunition Asa needed to hold on to her bitterness. I'm sorry, but the way the majority of this group (whom are NO angels BY FAR) have used GG as a punching bag to elevate themselves this season has been disgusting to watch. I am in no way excusing any wrong that GG has done, but this whole "We're good and GG's bad" routine that they've pulled almost every episode is beyond ridiculous. They all need to take a good look in the mirror before judging GG so harshly: Asa - You're high as a kite every episode, not because you're spiritual, but because your head has gotten so big that you're floating away. Reza - Take a break from huffing arm pits and making out with random strangers long enough to realize what a mean MAN you've become. Mike - Your ability to control your anger is no better than GG's! I can't even take you seriously anymore. You ALL need to grow up, not just GG!!
Bliss124 Actually, you DO seem to be excusing GG. You are pointing fingers at everyone BUT GG. You are not doing her any favors. Seriously.
MJ and her Mom moments always make me tear up because I know what it is like to have a toxic parent. I do hope therapy helps them both but more so MJ.
I don't know what path GG is on but in her quest to be a kinder gentler person, she is bound to slip back into the old GG. Personally, I think Omid and her would not make for a lasting marriage. Omid has such a huge ego.
Lilly and GG hanging together or too long could cause much trouble. There is only room for one "queen" and neither want to share the spotlight.
Ah, Asa, the Persian Pop Princess (NOT). I think like she said earlier in the season if you live and act a certain way (rich, famous) it will eventually happen. I think all we see as viewers is a snobbish uptight person who takes delight in passing wisdom and judgements on others.
Mike, while I agree, had a right to be upset at Omid over the rumors he may or may ot have spread, should have been man enough to call him out on it long before sitting down to dinner with "friends."
I have grown to not like Reza so much over this season.
I didnt read this whole blog....way too long! Did I miss something? Are you on this show? You say when you meet Lilly....are you a future cast-member giving comments early?? I'm confused.
Love the texts from your mom!!! So like my mom ;) You are spot-on about Asa and the bizarre "self-title" of Persian Pop Priestess. Super bizarr-o.
I, too, was very proud of GG in tonite's episode. I am soooo over Asa -- she thinks that she is so special -- NOT! The deal with her and her Diamond Water is just really out there.
Mike was totally out of line... pot calling kettle black? Didn't he come to GG time after time about her anger and losing friends?
I LOVE MJ, and I felt sorry for her with her mother. If her mother wouldn't have come back, I think MJ should have just wiped her hands of her. Her mom has been so cruel to her in the past, and MJ keeps coming back for more.
Needless to say, GG and MJ are my favorites. I like Reza but I feel that sometimes he acts like a jerk the way he treats MJ and GG.
I, too, can't wait for next week's episode. Got my fingers crossed for GG. Of course, some times I would lose it, too, the way Asa and others continuously act "holier than thou" with GG.