I think all of the talk about Lisa being able to manipulate these women is crazy. Fool me once... but fool me twice is on you. If one allows themselves to be manipulated after grasping ones personality for years on the show, that to me does not show too much commonsense. Women have great intuition, and they can smell when someone is lying to them,
( they just turn their heads to the lie .. LOL) manipulating them and they can smell when there is mole in the pantry. If these women keep saying that Lisa influences them to do anything out of their character it is on them. People do what they want because they see and ADVANTAGE TO DOING SO. SO IF YOU REALY WATCH THE SHOW... you will see what each person has gotten out of being so call manipulated. One year you side with someone who gives you some contacts that help you to publish a book or you side with someone can help you sell more homes, or you side with someone because they know a millionaire you can seduce to marry, thus securing your 90210 mailing address... etc.
This is a world of contacts and connections and because of this, people will do what they can to be in with the person who can offer an advantage until they do not need them any more. If you burn a bridge it only comes back to bite you and everyone else just supports the manipulator because they need them for something. So if you allow it and if you continue on that path, then you only have yourself to blame and you are just as at fault as the manipulator.
Everyone uses someone for some type of advantage. Sad but true. The manipulator knows this as well. The person wanting the advantage does not have to take what the offer is. But that is what happens to everyone who decides to dance with the devil in the pale moon light for the advantage. LOL, this is not rocket science. One more thing. A mother knows that her child will follow a ball when it goes in the street, if a mother is that smart and will run after that child or scream out for the child to STOP, then these smart women should know how to say stop before they take advantage of any situation they deem to be compromising their behavior. LOL. Very entertaining show.