Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi's ongoing struggles have become a topic of discussion on Shahs of Sunset this season as her friends have tried to get to the root of her issues, which, according to them, include her drinking on top of her battle with Rheumatoid arthritis. When MJ stopped by The Daily Dish, she opened up about what it's been like to watch her friend go through this tough time in her life.
"It has been very difficult to deal with Golnesa because I really, really, really love her," MJ said. "And at the same time that I love her so much, I feel the futility in every effort that I make to try to inspire her to change. And I know that there are people in my life that have done that for me, so I feel like I should be able to say something. And if it's not me, then Asa or Reza. None of us are prevailing in helping her make change."
Despite GG's charming demeanor, MJ feels that she needs someone to be able to help her through this period. "She has this gift of luring people into her life and they invest in her and they're totally dedicated to do anything. At the end of the day, she just wants to circle back to the easy and that's usually like involving a shopping mall, a bottle of Tito's, a credit card. That's not what I want for her," MJ said. "I would love for her to start to open her mail and pay her bills, get a therapist, [and] see him regularly."
MJ noted that at the end of the day, GG, at least, recognizes that she needs to change. "She knows that she's not in a good place and that's good," she said. "Golnesa has one thing going for her and [that's] that she's not in denial about the fact that she knows that she's got a road ahead of her."
Despite it being difficult for most of the Shahs to get through to GG, there has been one person who has started to break through. "Shervin is great. I used to think that Shervin was her number one enabler, but after I told him that, he started to make her more accountable. And I think Shervin is really smart and he's got a great approach at everything he wants to tackle, so he's definitely invested in seeing her do better in life. And he's going to be a part of the positive change in her life, I hope."
Below, GG's dad offers his daughter words of encouragement.