Kyle Richards

Kyle discusses her relationship with Kim and how proud she is of her sister now.

on Jan 22, 20120

Well, the season is almost over. It has been a very difficult and emotional one. We have also laughed and had good times, but a lot of that has been over-shadowed.

In Season 1, most of you didn't know about my sister's issues. There were many times I was angry with Kim but didn't want to say why. I didn't want to expose my sister and never intended to that night in the limo in the finale. There were a lot of things that were said and done that the cameras didn't catch, not to mention years of built up frustration and anger. I wanted to explain but it wasn't just MY story to tell, and Kim wasn't ready to address it with herself, let alone with millions of viewers. Anyone, who has a family member with an addiction knows how painful it can be for the family. Often, that pain turns to anger. I was angry. I didn't get that Kim has a disease. People would tell me that and it didn't make sense to me. I felt she had a choice. Now, I feel much different.

In watching this week’s episode, I am overwhelmed with sadness. To be honest, my relationship with Kim has been strained for so long because of all of this and I wasn't always privy to what was going on in her life, which is why I always wanted her to move closer to my sister Kathy and me. Not to "babysit" Kim, but so she wouldn't remove herself from society, as she tends to do, and fall into a deeper tunnel. Many of you have tweeted me or commented on my blogs that I should just walk away and leave her be and live my own life. I know that sounds easy, but I love my sister and her children and was scared what would happen if I did that. I couldn't give up on her.

65 comments
CrunchyCrackers
CrunchyCrackers

Alcoholism is a disease. Surely this isn't news to you. Being angry with an alcoholic for drinking is like being angry at a polio victim for limping. Kim obviously needed professional help, as has for many years. All your ranting and controlling behavior succeeded in doing was to alienate her. Not only that, but what kind of human being tells a sister that her mother couldn't die in peace because she was so worried about her screw-up daughter? Could you possibly BE any crueler? In addition, the way you treated Brandy when she first came on the show, and at Adrienne's pool party, was disgusting. To sum it up, you have as much work to do, if not more, on self-healing as your sister. Anger management, co-dependency, jealousy... pick one!

J Ball
J Ball

Your awesome! I love your honesty and the fact you say what you mean at the moment and don't try to out on airs! "Burglar with balls", so far is my favorite!

Keep your true personality! You remind me of myself, I for years was the keeper of BOTH sisters! I too had to just let go and if they fell they would hopefully pick themselves up!

Just wanted to say I love waiting to hear what you will say next! NEVER change!

KJ Ratte
KJ Ratte

I love Kyle & Lisa the most. So real and true to who they are as women, wives, mothers and friends. I also think they are the most beautiful with the greatest sense of style & grace. Keep being you ladies!!!!

T.COOPER
T.COOPER

Kyle PLEASE TELL KIM SHE A GREAT LADY AND TO KEEP HER HEAD UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please let Kim know that she had more people rooting for her than I think she realized ... GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

BSW
BSW

Kyle -

First, I would like to congratulate you on your husband. Jewish men make the best husbands. We know this. You guys seem to be a great team and I wish the same happiness for Kim.

I also can relate to you holding Volume 5 on your lap when you're flying. I do the same! Lastly, I would just like to say, I know your heart and I know you love your sister more than anything...and that sometimes your 'perceived' bullying is nothing more than a desire to protect your sister and wish the best for her, which often comes off controlling or dominating. But I try to see people's hearts and it's obvious that yours is good.

Most parents don't register how different their kids can be. They think there is a one size fits all method of raising their kids. But sometimes certain children are acutely sensitive (like your sister Kim) these are often the kind who become addicts. The supersmart, super sensitive ones. And my theory is that when someone becomes a full-fledged addict, it is only because they have basically reached their quota of wounds and pain. It is often like a giving up...like a hopelessness. So be gentle with her. I know how destructive addiction can be, but there is a lot underneath the surface that you don't see. A lot of pain.

I'm glad she's doing better. And I wish healing and blessings for you both.

Pegi
Pegi

Kyle - while you thought you were "hiding" her addiction, it was in plain sight to all, whether the cameras showed it or not. It was clear she was hooked on something. I hope she continues in her journey of sobriety, there is no better way of life! Believe me, been there, done that!

Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson

It broke my heart to see Kim poring her heart out to you and trying to tell you about Ken and you just made the whole situation about you. I see you doing the same thing with her addiction. If you had been so caring and dedicated to your sister, you would have noticed she had an addiction along time ago.

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Kyle I don't think giving up on your sister is the solution either. I don't know how long Kim has suffered with this addiction but it has a tendency to take a toll on everyone around them. The most you can do at this point is give it time but always extend the olive branch in the hopes that someday, she will want to talk and mend your relationship.

Seattle mama
Seattle mama

Kyle, it is so hard to love an addict. When you are in the middle of everything it is impossible to not be angry. People shouldn't judge unless they have been through it. I totally get your relationship with your sister and the anger, frustration and disappointment. I'm so happy that you are realizing that it is not her choice and it is truly a disease. I'm also happy that you are feeling better. It is such a hard thing to go through. There are plenty of us that get where you are coming from because of the sister and/or addict dynamic. :)

faye mccutchion
faye mccutchion

In reading this I have to say that I do understand your actions this season. I didn't like that you seem to be a mean girl to some of the other members, i.e., Brandi. But I see now the dynamics of your relationship with Kim. My father, I love him dearly, he passed away in 1993. Growing up, he did drink, mostly on weekends, never during the work week. it was not comfortable being around and I did put a lot of space between us. When I found out he had cancer later on in life, I was closer to him as I helped to take care of him. I saw him in a different light. Today, I wish that I would have been closer to him, more patient with him and not put any space between us growing up. Because when they are gone, you miss them. There was so much I could have learned about him, shared with him and just have been a closer daughter. I think about him every day. So I now understand your relationship with Kim and it is commendable that you love her so much that you want to make sure she's ok. I wish you lots of luck and I hope Kim gets better and see your true intentions.

janb55
janb55

Glad Kim is doing better. And I'm glad you have learned more about addiction. Al-Anon would be a good program for you to get involved in so you can get the help you need in order to support Kim in her sobriety. And you going to a counselor so you can address your own issues would help you understand what you need to do or not do in order to support Kim.

HBeez
HBeez

I hope Kim continues on her new path and I hope you can reclaim your old friendship with your sister. Family is so important and we need them so much. No one else on the planet 'gets' you like your family. Even tho I have not experienced addiction problems in my family I totally understand your frustration with it. These episodes have actually taught me in some way what addiction looks like and how it affects those around them. I commend you and Kim for allowing cameras into your lives and sharing so much with us.

Connie Chavez
Connie Chavez

I love-love this show. You women are amazing and a little dramatic, which is what makes the show interesting--lol. Kyle I'm in recovery for 29 years and I can tell what our book in AA states; Had it not been for some of our family who loved us we would not be alive today. I'm glad Kim got help, but if she doesn't continue with her sobriety, she will probable drink again. I would suggest you go to Alanon to get help for you. May God bless all of you

Regards, Connie C.

peachykeen911
peachykeen911

Thank you to all of you for a great season! It was obviously fraught with tragedy, and I think neither the white party disinvitation nor the accusations at that ridiculous group therapy session should not have been aired, but you have all been fascinating to watch! I hope most of you are back next season (please don't go Camille!! You were so great this season! More Camille! Please!!), but Dana has got to go. Waste of air time. Not really crazy about Taylor either, but at least she's interesting to watch. Sometimes I like her, and other times she's really irritating, I guess. Definitely want to see more of Kim, but not like she has been these past few episodes. It's embarrassing to watch; take the limo ride for instance. So glad she's getting help, and until she's well I don't think this sh#t should be filmed for posterity. I mean, REALLY, she's a mother. By the way, I think you're quite mean to Kim, Kyle. It's clear that you love her deeply, but you show her very little mercy sometimes. She embarrasses you and you lash out at her. Publicly. You are not your sister and her actions are not an attack/offense against you. So have some perspective and show more patience and support. That will be hard for a narcissist, though. Sorry for the lecture - I do actually really like you when you're not being judgy and/or mean-girling. MUST ALSO HAVE LISA BACK - my absolute favorite housewife ever!! You haven't been as loyal as you ought to have been to her, sadly. I doubt the friendship will ever be the same after she sees the footage this season. ALSO MUST HAVE: BRANDI!! She's a breath of fresh air, so beautiful yet so normal and uncensored! Hilarious and gorgeous! Don't know what the h#ll Eddie Cibrian was thinking, other than $$$$. Leanne Rimes is distugusting - not attractive at all. Not a big fan of Adrienne - does anyone else find the sound of her voice REALLY grating?? Almost The Nanny-grating?? "No, no, no, no, no, but no, let me speak, but no, no, no..." Dear g#d. Paul is much more watchable than she is. Boring and most mute unless Paul is in the scene. Also, she turned on Brandi for some reason early in the season?? Spoke unkindly to the paps anyways. Anyways, I digress, PLEASE BRAVE, bring back Lisa, Camille, Brandi, Kyle, and Kim! And let's find Lisa a Cedric-replacement! She needs that kind of fun again! Maybe Lisa has a househusband who could join next season?? Preferably gay. Let the high jinx ensue! Anyways, thanks again to all of you and looking forward to the reunion!

stokrotka
stokrotka

Kyle,I get it! My father drank most of my life.I'm 38 now and the past few yrs have been hard.As much as I loved him I hated how he acted,lied and abused alcohol and how defensive he'd get every time one of us would mention anything about it.I dreaded talking to him cause it hurt too much to see him that way.The good sober days were fantastic but there were so few of them.I got used to the idea that it would never change.A month ago he suffered a mild heart attack and was rushed to hospital where he was told within 2 wks he needed open heart surgery or quadruple bypass.Today it's been over a month since he had the surgery and I feel like I finally have my father back! He stopped smoking(with a help of patch),he stopped drinking,he eats very healthy and his fun,uplifting personality is back...he had a total turnaround and that depressed angry tired shadow of a person is gone.So I know exactly how you feel.I wish you both the best! Cheers from Canada

Mallory bananas
Mallory bananas

Kyle, you are amazing and so is your family. I thank you for letting us be a small part of your life every week. I wish you all the happiness and and anxiously waiting to find out if there will be another season of you lovely ladies.

beth
beth

You are a very beautiful, classy lady and a wonderful wife and mother! You also add alot of fun to the group and your life is so interesting! Really enjoyed watching this season, best of luck!

Bozee
Bozee

Kyle, I'm so happy for you, Kim, and your family, now that Kim is in sobriety. Please let Kim know that she had more people rooting for her than I think she realized.

I think when most people suggested you walk away from Kim, they didn't mean that you should turn your back on her. Anyone who has dealt with an addict knows how incredibly frustrating it is and how helpless you can feel trying to help them. It's up to Kim to help Kim, and it sounds like she's on her way!

Thank you for sharing part of your lives with us. I'll really miss you Ladies!!

reality fan
reality fan

@JMac 7678: You clearly are not the family member of someone with an addiction. Kyle, I get it. I have a mother with a gambling addiction and when that person in the depths of their disease, you don't know them or get them. You want so bad to help them that sometimes you end up enabling them and finally you have to realize that you really don't have control and in the end it's up to them to get help. I have had others speak unpleasant of my mom and her behavior and I realized that I needed to stop being defensive and realize that they were speaking the truth. What matters the most is the place that other's are coming from when they say something. I don't think that "Brandi's I told you so" look was coming from a bad place. I think that Brandi had a lot of empathy for Kim's situation because she has known many in that same situation. The night at game night, Brandi was simply defending herself against a couple of bully's (although, I don't recommend calling someone a meth addict). It is to Kyle's credit that she recognized her not so pretty behavior and tried to make amends for it. Kim, however was too far into her addiction to realize her own undesirable behavior. We are all human and all fall....it's how we get up that matters. I hope that Kim is finally in a healthy place and continues to stay there. I pray Kyle and her family are able to be there as a support and not a crutch (hard to do sometimes. I know from personal experience) for Kim. And I pray for Taylor and her situation because she was in just as bad of a place, it just wasn't an addiction holding her down, it was an abusive relationship. Great season from all the housewives and friends. Kyle, I hope that you and Brandi can be civil. While you may not have much in commone, you don't have to be mean.

dipschwantz
dipschwantz

I absolutely get the relationship between you and Kim because my whole family is in recovery. I think if Kim comes back next season, her storyline should be her recovery because so many viewers struggle with her issues. I understand that the filming of the show is stressful so a healthy group of sober people helping Kim to deal with the stress in a healthy manner is necessary. I'm really proud of Kim for going to rehab. Watching her this season has been stressful. I hope that you continue to confront Kim on unaccepible behavior because that is also paramount in recovery. You were right in saying that letting things go with Kim to keep the peace is not a real relationship. If it is okay with Kim go to a therapy session with her. It is much easier to work threw issues with a therapist I think because they make each party listen to the other, and process the feelings. Like you said, you have an extremely long history, there is strong feelings, and therapy helps. Even though it was very hard on Kim for this issue to come out in front of millions of people, millions of people have the exact same problem. She now has greater accountability, and can potentialy help many people. Everyone knows Kim doesn't like to communicate so when you see her let her know that her fans are proud of her!! Remember that some of this is your story to tell because you are involved as her sister! Love you and Kim! Best wishes always!!!

Bridget Veen
Bridget Veen

Kyle, I just watched the last episode. You all looked so beautiful at pandoras wedding. Looking back I loved when Taylor talked to you guys at the opening of lisas new restaurant, when you all came together and put your hands on each others. You also made a toast on the last episode that you are so lucky and blessed to have all the ladies in your life. You are lucky in so many ways. Girl friends are the best. You do have your ups and downs but at the end you need each other. I love you guys and I'm sad it's over. I wish I were in your group. I love you all:) I can't wait to read your book and I can't wait to see you guys again! I'll miss you

Mrsdonut
Mrsdonut

@ Beth, from CT.

You are absolutely right about the envirnment in which these ladies gather. There is usually drinking involved. It's like someone eating a piece of cheesecake in front of you, while you're on a diet! Except with alcohol or smoking, one little sip or puff, can set a person back to the beginning. Unlike a diet, an addict doesn't get a 'cheat night'.

Kyle- I pray that Kim has gotten the help she needs and continues to fight this battle. She'll fight it her whole entire life, so she needs an army to help her through the stuggles that she will continually face in her fight. Don't give up on her. She has already given up on herself, that's why she drinks. Encourage her DIRECTLY- not just in interviews talking ABOUT your sister. Remind Kim of how strong she is and the positive things in her life.

Peace and Blessings

Texas Viewer
Texas Viewer

I spent a total of 5 months in rehab, I went three times. Each time I came home I swore on my life I was done, I meant it. The times I relapsed I couldn't believe that I was in trouble again, I was embarrassed and so depressed that this disease addiction was ruining my life. It's important for you to know that it is not anybody's fault and nobody can fix it. I've been clean 11 years and my relapse was just apart of me really understanding that I have no power once I use. I hurt my family and friends and even after 11years it makes me want to cry. I learned so much about the disease and that really did help, Kim will KNOW how strong she really is when she gets some time under her belt, It is the most frightening I've ever done, I knew I would die. People need to understand that once an addict gets going you lose the power of choice. I hate it when people say "just stop", people are out of their mind if they think I hurt everyone I love so I could catch a little buzz.....The party was over a LONG time ago, I used because I thought I could "handle" it, I can't, if Kim works with other addicts she will stay clean, I swear it helps me realize where I was and she will understand the disease and she would be an awesome sponsor for someone! I have a degree in .Child Psychology and a semester shy of my Master degree in counseling, I say this because an addict is not the tweeker hiding in the closet, it does not discriminate. Kim on a substance is not the sister you know, when she is clean she will be the sister you've been missing. 12 steps saved my life and now I work with teen addicts. Good Luck to you and IF Kim starts acting weird call her on it, don't listen to what addicts say....watch what they do!

Stellanola
Stellanola

I spent 4 years angry at my kid for ruining every occasion with his addiction. It got to the point that when he went into rehab, it was a vacation for me. Somebody else was dealing with him and I could acually leave my purse out of a safe. I lost him November 1, 2011. I would do anything to get him back. If you think that being on this show contributes to her problem, throw your weight around and keep her off the show. You're getting some really good advice here. Continue to educate yourself on this subject. My prayers to your family.

LabLover
LabLover

You do not need to explain or apologize about the interactions with your sister. People who watch the RHWoBH seem to believe that they KNOW you from watching a few hours of edited footage. We do not understand the full dynamics of your family relationships nor should we be so judgmental when we really do not know alot of the story. It aggravates me when people push their opinions down your throat because they think they KNOW how best for you to deal with Kim. You are doing the best you can, however Al Anon would probably give you the support and insight to help your sister and yourself cope in the future. I hope they show much more of your family next season. I so enjoy the scenes with your kids, esp Portia. We do not see enough light hearted family times....the season was so heavy with Taylor's drama and Russells suicide. I hope Taylor is not back next season..she needs to focus on helping Kennedy heal. All the best to you and your family. I hope Kim stays on the positive path she seems to be on. (NO MORE KEN) lol

Susan B.
Susan B.

Best wishes for Kim's future.

I really was disappointed in you during the snippet for the Reunion show!

Sheila5119
Sheila5119

Hi Kyle, I watched the finale last night and it was a great show. I'm glad Kim is getting the help she needs. It has been so obvious this season that some sort of abuse was going on with her. Did I miss something about why she dislikes Brandi so much? It seemed to me that she was acting all "high-school" at the game night episode....ie: not wanting to be on Brandi's team because she didn't know her and already disliked her. I think now she dislikes Brandi so much because Brandi was onto her substance abuse and called her out on it. (?) Also, the night of the white party...when she confronted Brandi....it was painful to watch Kim's behavior. I saw that episode a couple of times and was more and more painful to watch each time. I think her bf, Ken, was probably a bad influence on her and was enabling and doing drugs with her. What a pig! Just a note on Taylor, last night at the end of the show was the BEST I have seen Taylor look.....EVER!!! Good for her :) Anyway, I will miss all of you and look forward to the reunion show. Next, it's ON with the RHWOC!!!!! :))

Berenise
Berenise

I think your doing the right thing on helping with your sister. Having someone you love go through a hard time getting over and addiction is hard because i know how it is. I was angry at my brother for some time until he understood that the addiction wasnt getting him anywhere. And he understood that his family was always there for him. I believe your doing the right thing by telling her what you feel.

UpperWestSide
UpperWestSide

Thanks Kyle for your forthrightness, honesty, and kindness and for letting viewers come into your life. At some point, please share your full story about growing up because it could help many people. I get the sense that there is so much there that you are just not ready to share.

I have mixed feelings about Taylor and really don't think I can watch her anymore on the show.

As for Lisa, she's very entertaining and I love to watch her. She's sort of mean to Ken, and I imagine she has a dark side that she doesn't show her fans. But, she's great to watch.

As for Camille, she is almost mute on the show so I can't decide if she's worth having on or it's better to replace her with someone more interesting. I feel that with the gag order her lawyers placed on Bravo, she can do no harm, and that makes it hard to get a view of what she's really like. At the end of the day, in my books, she'll always be a gold-digger.

Adrienne and Paul are marvelous. OMG, the "hot air" scene was so funny. Poor Paul. Though, he can take it.

Don't like Dana - she's too materialistic. As for Brandi, she's fun and light.

I hope you can bring in a couple of new housewive with truly wonderful lives (who are doing great things) into the show next season.

Thanks for a great season. I have looked forward to Monday nights and am sad the season is ending. Thanks for making Monday nights so terrific.

Love, NYC

Purplepeopleeater
Purplepeopleeater

Kyle, you are right it is very hard to watch someone go through addiction and not try to help them or be there for them. There is also a point where you are enableling them which I think now you see you were doing. Not letting Kim take responsabilty for her actions, always hovering, or trying to clean her up, like at Dana's party is contributing to her actions. I dont think people wanted you to stop loving your sister. They were trying to tell you to stop picking up the pieces. Everyone in Kims life seemed to be making it too easy for her to continue her addiction. I think as viewers it is easier to look at the situation and see the problems because its not happening to us. I am so happy for Kim's sobriety and I hope you and your families can become closer now. Taylor situation was and is sad. The problem initially was not that Taylor leaned on her girlfriends for support, but that she dragged them into the situation and used thier sympathy to try to plan to take down Lisa. When Camille didnt want any part of it and said what the issue was with Taylors honesty Taylor then with the help of her husband tried to take down Camille. I still cant understand why someone who was being abused by her husband, would go and tell that husband what Camille said about the abuse? It is just so obsured. It slipped in a therapy session. I really dont buy it. Well the reunion looks like its going to be intense.

breezeby
breezeby

What a season filled with real not made up drama. I am glad for you and your family that Kim is on the right track, because the evening at SUR was a real eye-opener. We saw glimpses of Kim's problems mostly in Hawaii, but her behavior before and during the opening of SUR was so disturbing. It made me wonder about all the talk about Ken and him being so controlling. What I saw was a man just trying to keep it together with a girlfriend who was out of control. Of course I realize that only a portion of the story was being told, but from what we saw someone had to keep a constant eye on your sister so she wouldn't get hurt. It was a weird relationship but I certainly wouldn't say that Ken was the only bad guy in it. I find him to be a little creepy, and off but Kim was really both demanding and a complete trainwreck. Thank goodness the direction has changed and I hope she continues her recovery.

JOHANA RIVERS
JOHANA RIVERS

U R SO BEAUTIFUL AND DOWN TO EARTH, YOU ARE MY FAVORITE. LOVE YOU

Connie B101
Connie B101

Kyle I love you on the show, and seeing what you went thru with your sister brings back a lot of memories for me. I had a sister that was dealing with drug addiction, we as a family did what we could. She would get help and slip up. I am glad Kim is now sober. I was not so lucky, my sister died of a accidental overdose. Love her and be there for her. xoxo Connie

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

Very nice to hear Kim is in a much better place. Kims very fortunate to have two loving sisters who are there for her. It's nice you have her back now.Hopefully we'll have her back next season.I have always been a fan.

Annonomous
Annonomous

Kyle,

I feel your pain. I lost my sister Kim to the disease in 2010.

Your sister was doing everything mine did. I am so glad your Kim got help and that you are there for her.

I am sad that people told you to walk away..my family did that to my sister and it was painful to see...it is just as painful to watch your sister destroy herself, but again I am so glad she got help.

Good luck to the both of you!!

bumpkin
bumpkin

Kyle, It is obvious how much you love Kim. And what you have been willing to do for her and her family is admirable. Most people don't care anymore and people perceive Beverly Hills as a cold plastic fake place. But most of you have shown us that incredible women live there as well. I hate these shows but am addicted to yours because of how real and honest you ladies come off as. You seem to learn from each other and watching yourselves. People could take a lesson from you and how you acknowledge what you have done wrong and also how you stand behind your friends and most importantly how much you care about your family.

The Other Andy
The Other Andy

I am very glad to read that you now understand addiction better.

bethanndesmond
bethanndesmond

Kyle, I desperately want to reach you to offer that your sister may exclude herself from your gatherings simply because there is alcohol present. It was noticeable that she was not in a lot of the footage this season, but then, you gals usually have a cocktail or champagne readily available. Just a thought...it may be difficult for her for a while. Best wishes to you and yours- Beth from CT

JustAnotherViewer
JustAnotherViewer

No one who has had any experience with adiction thinks that ending your enabling of Kim "sounds easy." Yes, it would be tough for you. But THAT's what you do if you want to help someone you care for. I hope Kim stays sober for her and her children. I hope you get to AL-ANON (which I don't get the impression that you have) so you can stop enabling her.

Barb 48
Barb 48

I am so glad Kim is getting help. I remember her since i was a little kid. I am 48 now and delt with my issues, but let me say , when i was at my worst , I only needed my family. Don'tgive up, try to put aside the anger, and try 2 be there for you. It will help you to , to get thru. Life is to short,

Susan Brown
Susan Brown

Hi Kyle, Just watched the last episode......an incredible wedding! I laughed out loud when Mauricio told you his tux was dark blue.....and you said....did you have to say that...couldn't you let me think it was black? I so get that....Enjoy your break. Looking forward to season three. Laugh lots, Susan Brown

Lucy'sMom
Lucy'sMom

Kyle, thank you for this blog. I just watched the last episode of RHOBH and I'm so sad to say goodbye to all of you. When I read the blogs it amazes me at how invested we viewers are in your lives. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, lol.

I'm so happy for Kim and her sobriety. So happy for all of you. I truly believe she's going to make it, and if there are a few bumps in the road along the way, that's OK, it's to be expected. Ultimately the time will come when she regains her power/strength, will start making big decisions, saying "no" and all kinds of things that might make the people who have babied and protected her feel a bit put off. Don't. It's a wonderful thing. You all have work to do, but the rewards are so worth it...just keep moving forward.

I pray Camille comes back, hope Brandi stays..she's a fabulous addition! Dana doesn't fit in the show at all, or the show didn't fit Dana. Either way, I hope Bravo doesn't bring her back. I also hope Bravo doesn't bring Taylor back. I don't ever want to witness any of what she brings to the table again. I don't care what the "excuse" is, there's no excuse. It was horrible and left a really bad taste in my mouth. I tune in to be entertained, not traumatized. Taylor has very serious issues in real life to work on - issues that should remain private.

Pandora's wedding was spectacular, the perfect way to end the series What made it so lovely for me was seeing all the women get along and support each other vs. the jealousy and stupid made-for-ratings cat fights.

What made RHOBH so above the other housewives shows was your class, your wealth, lifestyle, etc. I hope it stays that way and the Taylor days are over.

Thanks Kyle for opening your home and heart to us viewers. All my best to Kim and that gorgeous man you're married to. :)

Sana
Sana

I'm so glad to see that your sister is getting help. It was hard for me to watch the complicated relationship you had with your sister. It was like watching my and my sisters relationship. Unfortunately I lost my sister to her illness (cirrhosis) 1 1/2 years ago and it is very hard! But I love and miss her dearly!! So happy your family is doing well and thank you for sharing.

MsDebee
MsDebee

Nice blog, Kyle. I still think you would benefit greatly from Al-Anon. And I'm happy for Kim, but her issues will be a life long struggle. I wish all your famly the best of luck.

maggie lynn
maggie lynn

Sometimes you end up caring about a family member so much that its very difficult to see the truth. I had to deal with the hard reality of a cousin that I considered a younger sister. Unfortunately to say, at 21, she is no longer with us and left behind an infant son. Besides myself, there were two other cousins that tried to help her, but she alienated us from her life. She was beautiful, smart, had a scholarship to a great college and a great life ahead of her, but got mixed up with a lowlife and drugs after highschool, so this was the end result. Even though that Kim may consider your persistance as meddling, never stop caring for her, becuase that is when it is truely over.

Melinda D.
Melinda D.

Kyle-- you are very articulate, and a great sister. We can not let our family go-- no matter what they do... within reason. I respect you for your support, and your commitment to all your family. Alcoholism IS a disease--and though treatment does involve choice-- there is no choice as to whether or not a person has this issue. I hope this is a great learning experience, and that there is new improvement in your lives..

Sandra Dee
Sandra Dee

I apologize, I had to search for a while and finally found that she just got out of rehab. I do hope this does the trick and that she is happy from henceforth.

Hugs and Love Kyle

Lynn Autumn
Lynn Autumn

Wow, I'm surprised I'm the first to comment? Anyway, I'd just like to mention that I thought it was inappropriate, really, for the doctor (was he actually a doctor?) staged an impromptu group therapy session at Lisa's event.

I like you, but I thought you shouldn't have pressed Kim so hard at the night of your husband's bday celebration, at the dinner table, in Hawaii . . . Lisa had suggested, wisely, earlier, that you should just accept that she was late, late, late, and not "push it."

I like the passionate side of you, but I also felt there was so much drama at the Sur opening, between you and Kim. Of course the HW shows feed on drama, but you were in tears every episode this season, weren't you? I hope things smooth out for you, now, and I know we're discussing the past, now. Hopefully, we can all learn lessons from our mistakes.

Love to you and your family.