Lisa Vanderpump

If you were emotional watching the finale, you're not alone. Lisa explains how tough this week's episode was to watch.

on Jan 20, 2011

I know that this family ultimately loves each other, but like so many others there are instances when things accelerate into a rapid decline. Then you then have to draw upon the strength and bond that is so resolute, and will hopefully see them through.

I have had an amazing experience with all these women, and am grateful for the laughter and closeness we have shared together. It has been for me a bittersweet journey into an unknown territory, and I now know as we venture forward the women that are thriving should turn and extend a hand to those that need it.

I thank you all for being so amazingly supportive as I have been the recipient of so many letters tweets and comments, and if I ever incurred any negativity I questioned it and took that chance to look at myself honestly and reflect internally. Am I a person, daughter, mother, friend, and wife that I am proud of? We are all struggling in different ways through this journey called life and I just loved sharing it with you.

Lisa.