Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Rules

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

The Rules

There are certain things men just should not do, so Adrienne Maloof remind you of them for good measure.

There were a lot of really touching moments in this episode, moments that reflected family dynamics, rites of passage, change, and self-discovery. There was also a really important lesson for all of us in this episode.

Ladies, don't ever, EVER take your husband shopping for clothes with you.

It's funny how we think it's a good idea, or at least a manageable one. We tell ourselves that this time will be different; this time will be a bonding experience-–or at least a fun one.

Right.

Or rather, wrong.

Mauricio's mother spoke with Paul and I about approaching things as a team, and I agree with that philosophy for some experiences. When it comes to shopping however, not so much. Is there a husband handbook somewhere that encourages them to suggest the clearance rack every time without fail? I think I'm benching Paul on the next shopping trip. Commit too many fouls and you foul right out of the game, right? On a more serious note, watching Kyle experience Farrah's graduation made me think about what it will be like when my own sons graduate from college. I have to be honest, it's something that will make me both incredibly proud, and break my heart at the same time. I don't think you truly realize how fast time flies until you see the years go by in a child. One minute they're crawling on the floor and the house is filled with the sound of bedtime baths and pleas for chocolate pudding, and the next thing you know your child is all grown up and ready to conquer the world on their own. I've always had a protective instinct, especially where family is concerned, but when I became a mother that instinct intensified beyond comprehension. I know that one day I'll have to step back and let them leave the nest, but I'm incredibly glad that day hasn't arrived.

Speaking of the graduation, you saw Paul and I talking with Estella, Mauricio's mother, about the dynamic of our relationship. I also acknowledged how much work marriage is. I think it's really important to realize that every marriage in the world takes an incredible amount of effort and compromise, no matter how much love there is. It's because of the love that you put in the work, and that's what we try to do each and every day. I try to look at my life, my marriage, and my goals as a constantly evolving work in progress, and that's what keeps me energized.

Hope everyone tunes in next week for the finale! Talk to you then!

XOXOX,

Adrienne

P.S. – I think that husband manual needs to add a line that says "Even if you're a plastic surgeon, don't point out what a woman can do to improve upon her looks unless specifically asked."

P.P.S: I'm on Twitter at @AdrienneMaloof – come chat with me!