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It was interesting seeing LuAnn and Ramona have lunch together. I am so grateful that LuAnn tried to stick up for me. Ramona is a hypocrite. She says "talking behind people's back" as if she doesn't? The entire show is about us living our lives and then talking to the camera and sharing our real feelings. Is that gossip or a TV show? Ramona has said horrible things behind my back too. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. At least I own it. She admits to putting her foot in her mouth, and her opening line says it all, "If people can't handle the truth, it's really not my problem." When Ramona said she didn't have a problem with anyone I almost threw up. When talking about Cindy she said "I don't have a problem with her"! No of course you don't Ramona. You just say and do whatever you want. Then when she doesn't like the reaction? She attacks. She should realize that her actions cause reactions.
Ramona has a pattern of doing this and has done it to all of us at one time or another. Ramona likes to pick fights out of nowhere. Why did she attack me at her party in front of her guests? Was time of the essence? Why wouldn't she let Jennifer tell me to my face what she told Ramona? I'll tell you why. It was because she knew that they set me up and Jennifer could lie behind my back, but not lie to my face. She talks out of both sides of her mouth. First she tells LuAnn "I don't want to talk behind Jill's back," but then she talks behind MY BACK with Jennifer. Hypocrite?
I loved you in season one. You seemed to be so real! I'm just wondering if you really believe everything you say? Seems you've turned into the most hypocritical housewife.
Hope you can really make the changes you keep talking about!
Jill, your step-daughter is a courageous young woman. Good on her for bringing attention to her challenges and creating a platform for others with similar experiences.
I'm so glad you are there Jill!!! I'm so glad that you and Alex are trying to understand eachother... and I'm so happy that the brunettes have eachothers back!!! Be strong - I love you guys!!
Jill, I was moved by your actions in the last episode. I have recently been going through some friend drama. Over the last year I've had a ton of personal concerns that were affecting my home life, work life, and friends. I learned within the last year that the people I thought I could trust really were not my friends. I even told something to one of them in confidence and the next time we hung out, he made a joke to another friend about it. I know, in the long wrong, it isn't a big deal. The problem I have is that no one really wants to be my friend, they just put up with me because they are friends with my husband. It tears me up inside to think that despite all the love and support I've given to them, I just get disrespected--any advice??
Tell your beautiful step-daughter that we love her and to keep her anti-bullying campaign going! She is super!
As a mother of a teenage girl who has a port wine stain on 85% of her leg, I thank you for holding such an important fund raiser. I haven't always been your biggest fan, but this season you really are growing on me. My daughter faces constant stares and sometimes very mean comments but she is finally reaching a place of confidence and has even begun wearing shorts. It sounds like a little thing but this is a huge accomplishment in my eyes. Thank you again and also, I was horrified by Ramona's "deformed" comment. How someone could be so insensetive is just beyond me.
Jill, you are an inspiration to all women! Thank you for taking the "high road" on things of the petty nature. It is not easy but amazing! It takes a strong person to do and stand up for yourself in this group. Keep it up! You are doing a great job!
I think "Skweez" is a cute name... did you come up with it? I'm glad you are taking advantage of business opportunities. I think it's important for women to carve a niche for themselves. Especially after getting married it seems like so many women lose their own identities. You show that being a 'housewife' is not the end all of a woman's life! Much love, One Hot Mama
JILL!!! I think that the show has casted you as the 'villain' for all the other ladys to go after and shun. Editing is more powerful than most people realize! I think you are fine. Don't worry to much about what people say, they're honestly probably just jealous and wish THEY could be on tv like you!
Jill, You make RHONY! I am so sick of the blonde ambitions this season. There is much more power in positive actions, especially after dealing with Ramona time and again. TEAM JILL!
I'm satisfied with the new you, Jill. You're starting to avoid arguments, make amends, clear the air, and take the high road when you see drama or disagreements looming.
Jill, what can I say? Bethanny took full advantage of you , your connections with people that could further her ambitions and then left to make a fortune ,that if not for you would never have happened. The same thing has happened with Alex and Simon.They used you to enter a group of people well above their social standing and used your connections and then Alex went nuts I think.So far LuAnn is her same snooty self and I love her!
Hi JZ, How is your daughter's JA? I, too, suffer and this Spring has been brutal with the bad weather. Are you still fund raising for it? If so, does Bethany help you out with that one?
Jill, it is so refreshing to see how this show has humbled you, helped you grow as a person, and has really transformed you for the better. I really hope that Bethanny is watching and that somehow seeing you doing the right thing rekindles that friendship. God Bless you and stay true!
You need to make up your own mind and not let LuAnne influnce who your friends are. Think back to Behenny and how LuAnne had a fit when Ramona tried to get you two together to talk. I don't think she has the best intentions for you. I agree that Ramona messes up-- and what she said about your step daughter was NOT OK. But I truely believe that you could have taken that moment and nicely said something to the effect: "Ramona, I truely don't believe you understand that what you just said was not ok but it isn't. I think you were trying to say that I am a very lucky step mother to have such wonderful and strong children." I feel that by not addressing things as they happen they stew and that gets to be dangerous especially when you have the queen of 'class' adding fuel to the fire. I truely believe that you are a good person but I feel like you need to make your own opinions.
Jill...I like both you and Ramona (you more this season than last)...you both have different personalities, which makes you clash at times but you two have been friends for a long time and you both just need to sit down and have a from the heart talk, without your "thug in a cocktail dress" side kick who cant seem to release herself from your everyday life. Honestly, I believe that your friend "Mrs. Darrling" is over the top and out of control. She is bad news for you Jill...and...extremely rude. To be honest with you, she makes you look like a weak individual and you are not....dont let her take over your emotions and lead you down the wrong path or soon she will cloan you into what she wants you to be and not who you are. Romana is Romana and Jill is Jill...you both have to accept each other for who you are. Seems that you are both hurt and lashing out at each other. I hope to see you two mend by the end of the Morocco trip.
Jill, I am so happy to see the Jill we all loved to begin with, I still see you struggle not to go there with some of the women, but you have won me over, and I am a tough nut to crack..I saw a preview with you in Morroco, an a snake coiled on your head say Daaaarling.. it made me laught, it was too cute...keep up the good work..
Jill-You have been more than corfial to Ramona. She wants to create drama to turn the spotlight on her. Why hasn't one of you just put her in her place? quit with the crying and rationalizations and get her wrangled in. You're better off without a "friend" like her. TEAM JILL!!
Jill, I believe you have grown, but you ladies really act like 5 year old kids but I must admit you guys keep me laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:^)
Jill you are the most honest housewife,with that said you and Brittney need to humble and regain that righteous strength you both shared. The countess is a little intimedated by Brittney, Brittney is like me she does not have a bunch of friends, but she really loves you and if she does not there is no faking.
Best to u and brit and bre and your husbands.