Taylor Armstrong

Taylor explains why Russell left the shindig, and how things were when she finally made it home.

on Jan 6, 2011

During the time frame the episode was filmed, we were dealing with quite a number of external challenges, and we were both feeling the pressure. We weren't communicating our feelings to one another, and the result wasn't enjoyable for either of us. Fortunately, our family member is now doing well.

I think we are all a bit different in the way we manage stress and learning to appreciate and respect each other's method is important. I hold in my emotions and feelings far too often whereas my husband is more straightforward about how he is feeling in any moment. Watching myself throughout the season, I have come to realize how I need to speak my mind when it comes to all my personal relationships. In an attempt to avoid conflict, I have a tendency to hold back my frustrations and allow them to build up internally, which doesn't allow others the opportunity to understand my point of view and doesn't make me feel good either. I am working on speaking my mind and although I have a long way to go, I feel better when I speak up and I know Russell appreciates knowing how I am feeling in the moment. Relationships are a work in progress and often, the challenging times teach us the most valuable lessons and provide us the best opportunity for growth.

Kyle threw a fabulous party for Mauricio. From the white tents to the food to the dance music, the party was a success. Mauricio had a great time celebrating his 40th birthday and the housewives and husbands all looked stunning in white.

Thank you for watching.

Until next week…

xx Taylor

Please follow me on Twitter @TaylorATweets