Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa laments the way Yolanda handled the argument with Ken and is pleased to find herself no longer a part of the "Dream Team."

on Mar 10

Hello to you all, and now we conclude this season. . .

So as the curtain falls on this final episode, I wish I could call it a comedy of errors -- but it's not. It has been a challenging experience. Week after week, I have viewed the vicious conversations between people I had believed to be friends.

When I remember the innocence of the show four years ago, I would never have anticipated the level of cattiness and the bitchy, pack-like mentality that this experience has deteriorated into. The backstabbing of certain Housewives took it to a whole different level. It felt like I was drowning in a sea of negativity. I tried my best to swim against the tide, but the current pulled me under. I succumbed to a depressed state and vociferously threw myself into work.

So, seeing the other women over the last five months in interviews, all repeatedly stating that this would be my downfall, has been an experience to say the least. What they are accusing me of in retrospect is trivial. It's just the ripple effect and what they are trying to achieve is so vindictive. I see that clearly.

It is easy to plan an attack when you are in numbers, but not so easy to plan a defense when you have no idea what is coming at you. I compensated by focusing on what was important -- my family and my business. I have come to the conclusion, in the aftermath of the hurt and confusion. I was angry -- but then I realized the best revenge was to get over it. Nothing pleases your opponents more than to see you suffer.