Luann on Carole: I'm Not a Hypocrite, I'm Honest

The Countess discusses her tete-a-tete with Carole and her own history with dating 20-somethings. 

I seldom say this but Ramona had it right when she toasted her friends at her birthday party saying that in life shit happens but she gets through it with the help of her girlfriends. Whether your gal pals happen to be Swami Priestesses or psychopharmacologists, we all need our besties to get us through the hard times. Sonja’s working on herself and while her journey may seem confusing to Bethenny and to us, I’m glad she’s realizing that she can’t do it alone. 

Bethenny has shared her therapy sessions with her doctor on television in the past and this visit gives us insight into why she might be pulling back from hanging out with the girls, especially the new ones. I agree with her that there is no way to really know a person; we can only judge people on their actions, not their words. She mentions that she doesn’t trust her judgment and it’s better to spend time with the devil you know than the devil you don’t. I think she needs to trust her gut and when something doesn’t feel right, she should go with her instincts. Had she done that with her marriage, she might have made a different choice, who knows.

Boxing is called a blood sport for a reason and if you are going to sit ringside, getting splashed with bodily fluids is part of the experience. What amused me was how Kristen went from squeamish to scream-ish during the match. I think Lewis “Cruise Control” Cruise has a new fan! What was up with Carole admitting she took testosterone? As for Bethenny skipping the match, sometimes you have to choose family over fun but I do think that once the baby is down for the night, it’s okay to leave her with a sitter occasionally. The last boxing match I attended was Holyfield versus Dokes in Vegas and this was just as fun. 

Mint tea…gluten free beer..steamed veggies..after a fight? I’m thinking ribs and beer after a boxing match! In the matter of Carole versus Luann, when it comes to her dating my niece’s ex-boyfriend Adam, I say if she’s happy, I’m happy. I don't have long-term relationships with twenty-somethings; so I'm not a hypocrite, just being honest. Carole is excited about Adam and I really do wish them the best. I’m over it and so is my niece. 

My trip to Miami with Victoria was a blast and I was so proud that one of her pieces was chosen for display at Art Basel. Her Untitled Nude was hung with other works exploring the role of feminism in the art world. She came through her teen years and our divorce a stronger person and has become an amazing, talented young woman. I’m so lucky.  There is a diverse range of artwork, some edgier than others, at Art Basel and it’s known for its avant-garde performance art and the clown was definitely interesting! 

I think Bethenny’s time in Miami with her stepfather will help her let go of the anger she swallowed through the years. As much as she tells everyone, “I’m not angry”, she does have a lot of resentment to work through when it comes to her family. No one should have to go through what she did with her stepfather’s violence but you can’t let your childhood define who you are as an adult and I’m glad that she’s dealing with the whole situation and moving on. I feel blessed that I had such a supportive family. 

So I leave you with this, holding onto resentment is like drinking a glass of poison…it will kill you eventually! So seize the day, grab a cocktail with your girlfriends, laugh it out and live your life the fullest. Until next week, be cool!! 

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