Cast Blog: #RHOM

Peter's Healing Process

A Therapeutic Season for Alexia

Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea's Double Standards

Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

An X-Rated Reunion

Lisa's Vegas Regret

Joanna's Perfect Day

Lea and the Beefy Bus Boy Duo

Lea's Lip Service

Lisa's "Peacemaker" Problems

Alexia's Not Sweating the Small Stuff

Real Friends Don't Hold Grudges

A Fun Party, Minus the Distractions

Apologizing to Lea

Alexia's Anniversary Celebration

Lisa Loves Texas

Meet Joanna's New Puppy!

Lea's Walk Down Memory Lane

Adriana's Wedding Full of Waiting

Adriana's Two Loves

May Adriana Live Happily Ever After

Romain's Troubled Past

Alexia's Birthday Drama

Meet Dr. Sex Therapist Lisa

The Wedding Evite Explained

Targeted by the Hate Club

Lisa's Button-Pushing Behavior

Lenny's Lipo

Lea's Over the Haters

Adriana's Difficult Past

Joanna Talks Role Playing

Update on Elsa

Recovering Frankie and Peter

Lisa's Bridesmaid Ultimatum

Joanna's Outright Insult

The Birkin Bag Bonanza

Adriana's Glamorous 'Great Gatsby' Wedding

Lisa's In-Law Issues

Shocked by Lea's Secrets

Romain's Big Heart

Peter's Healing Process

Alexia opens up about the current status of her relationship with Peter.

Hey everyone! I apologize for the lateness, but I’ve been busy in New York City with a press tour. I'm on my way back to Miami and have a little time to write this now.

So another emotional episode with Peter. As I look at this, I cry, of course, and at the same time I realize how that moment was necessary and way over due in order for us to heal, bond, and move on. Peter and I had never had a moment like that where I opened up and explained my pain and fears. I never wanted him to judge me, and I've never liked for my kids to see me cry. Even when Frankie was in the hospital and in a coma, I would go into the bathroom and turn on the water and cry my head off. When Peter visited I would put on a happy, strong face and try not to cry while he was sobbing in tears.

We are so strong and together now. I feel that our relationship had to go through that to get to where it is at today. Keep in mind, this was filmed 6 months ago. We speak to each other and listen to each other. There's that respect, love, and trust that we had always had. I feel like I have my old Peter back. A sweet loving one. That anger and not caring is not present. He's motivated and continues to be an important part in Frankie s recovery. Even the lyrics in his music are nicer. I'm not ashamed of anything I've shown, as a matter of fact, I'm finally proud today. This has been a healing process for both him and I.

Peter and Frankie both have a loving relationship with their Dad, who lives in Miami and is very much involved in their lives. Frankie’s accident brought us all closer. He's been amazing. I tell my kids now that they are the luckiest boys in this world, because they have two dads -- Herman and their Dad!
 
Also, I'm not going to concentrate on or talk about all the wrong things that I've done or Peter has done anymore. I'm going to think about all the right and good things I've done and Peter too. I might have made a lot of bad choices, but I've also made a lot of choices that were correct. No more guilt for me! Peter had never been in trouble with the law until after his brother’s accident, and my mother figures out in her talk to him that his "acting out" is due to that. He was manifesting his pain into anger, "acting out” and unconsciously punishing himself. I don't feel his father’s past and him finding out extent and details of his father’s past affected him nearly as much as his brother’s tragedy.

Peter this week has his last and final interview at a radio station. He is a “work in progress” like many other you adults today living in this crazy world that get lost for different reasons. Please don't give up on yours. We cannot give up on our kids and the youth of our country! I was expecting to have a great time at Adriana's bachelorette party, because besides the problems I may have and the tears I shed, I like to have fun and enjoy my friends and the happy moments. I was really surprised that she only had us four girls to celebrate with and how calm everything was. I was even more surprised with the burning of the wedding dress ceremony. Adriana never stops surprising us... It took a couple of shots and "cockies" to get the party started and get into the mood. It turned out to be an unusual and fun night after all.

I was so excited to know that Elsa was finally coming home. I know that feeling of relief, happiness, and fear that Marysol was feeling. I lived it with Frankie and will always remember our first day back home. I wanted to help Marysol and be there for her. She asked me to go over to her Mom's house and help her cleanse the house spiritually with sage. Sage is used in the church, and I remember as a child my mom burning sage and incense to cleanse the house, so I was totally fine with it. Marysol is very spiritual just like Elsa. I loved seeing Elsa again with Marysol. We have all waited for this moment for a long time and pray she continues up the ladder in her recovery.

Thanks for all the compliments on my navy blue sequined romper/jumper I wore to Adriana's bachelorette party. It's by Mayda Cisneros, a Miami designer I adore. Her stuff is great. Check her out!

Until next week! Thanks for watching. Thank you for all of your beautiful comments, for your prayers and support.


I leave you today with this thought: "I've have had dreams and I've had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams." Please do the same!

God Bless,
Besos (Kisses),
Alexia
 
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Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

Marysol shares what she hopes will come out of the reunion.

For me the reunion is a forum to hash things out and engage in verbal mud wrestling and hopefully come out cleansed from the tension and disagreements. I would like to make it clear that I do not hate anyone; I am not a person that likes to live in anger as it only makes you miserable and takes away from the precious moments of our lives. It is no secret that I have spent a couple of years being accused of lying by Lea when we do not see eye to eye on something. It is very frustrating to have issues with someone and always end up at the same place of “her word against mine.”

Unfortunately, my father this year has also had a rapid decline in his health and has spent the better part of the past few months in and out of the hospital. While dad was in the hospital with nothing else to do besides sleep, read, and watch TV he watched every episode of RHOM. He was very upset when he saw Lea saying I was lying when I said she didn’t call, write, or send flowers to mom for 8 weeks. He called me and said to figure out a way to video tape me and put it on that show of yours because I’ve had enough of the lies. My father was by mother’s side every day from the moment she went into the hospital to the day she came home (2 months later). He saw everyone who passed by, saw every flower and card that was sent etc. I truly was uncomfortable videotaping him in a hospital setting, but I was leaving for the reunion and he called relentlessly several times a day insisting I let him speak his mind for the cameras. If you thought Mama Elsa was tough, guess who she learned it from, that’s right, her husband of 52 years, Donald Patton. You never met anyone more ornery, stubborn, or tough, but I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

I have said my peace, which is what I went to the reunion to do. I have moved forward and forgive those who have hurt me and I forgive myself for those I may have hurt. I truly want to move forward to a better place with Lea to the best of our ability. We may never be best friends, but I’d like to think we can at least be in the same room, be cordial, and maybe even share a laugh someday.

It has been a fun season with the ladies and it provided a great distraction from the personal emotional struggles I was going through with my parents’ declining health.  I hope you enjoyed the season, thank you for all of your support and best wishes for my mother as that has been the greatest gift the show has brought us.

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