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Sonja is ready to let go of the past and grab onto the future. Removing the painting of her ex-husband from her home symbolizes that. You could feel the pain of Sonja realizing she had to let go and move forward. Divorce is always hard and it takes so much strength to get through it. I haven’t gone through this and LuAnn has. She showed such a warm, kind, compassionate side of herself with Sonja. I am happy LuAnn was there for Sonja to give her the support and understanding she needed. This was a healing process for Sonja and I am confident she will find someone very special in her life.
I just loved the scene between Carole and Mario. True Faith Jewelry is a Singer family business that crosses generations. They produce awards, medals, jewelry. Amazing pieces! Mario was thrilled to be able to help Carole get some trophies made for her ping pong charity event and they came out awesome! Its always great when your friends and significant other get along and I really enjoyed watching Carole and Mario interact and work together in his office.
I grew up in a home with domestic violence. So many victims are afraid to speak because they are afraid of the judgments. Domestic violence crosses all races and classes. I have tried to give it a voice whenever I can. I decided to raise money for a NYC shelter that takes in women and children who are victims of domestic violence. I set it up as a ladies luncheon, women supporting women. There was a fashion show showing Kimberly Towers’ designs, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a pretty glass bowl set up where everyone could put their donations.
I understand that she may have been uncomfortable with Aviva's dad being there. But What I don't understand is why she couldn't just take the check from Aviva's father. The main focus that evening was raising money for the charity. And of course the more money that is raised, the better off the charity will be. In that moment, Ramona should have put her own feelings aside and accepted the donation from them whether she had issues with Aviva or not. She made that moment about herself and her issues with Aviva, instead of what the whole event was about....raising money for Domestic Violence. If you truly care about a charity, you will accept donations from whomever is kind enough to give...whether you have issues with that person or not.
for once, I totally agree with Ramona's action. It was a whole world full of creepy being created with her father there
women!! you are 3 sides of crazy. you can't tell the same story twice. you may have business sense, but you surely have no common sense.
Know that people are behind you and sonya....it would be good if you calmed down a bit, and really lay into Aviva...everything she accuses you of being and doing is all her! Sonya said it best when she said "maybe if she had paid for her education, she would use it!" Love you two...yes, you both need your own show!
love you, Sonja, Heather, Carol. LuAnn, End. Wish it was different, Just sit back, chill and watch. And, in the meantime...enjoy your life!
If Aviva were a car she would come with a gaggle of bumper stickers while the rest of us choose to travel demurely down the road.
Ramona you are a wonder. I just love you, you tell it like it is. Aviva is nuts. She keeps talking about not wanting people to set her apart because of her leg, yet she refers to it all the time. I agree, she has so many problems with herself it's a wonder she can make it through the day. If you thought Kelly was nuts, Aviva has taken her place. One kucoo for another. I think she is jealous of your relationship with Sonja. You can drink all you want. She has ABSOLUTELY no right to tell Ramona and Sonja that they can't drink.
By having her father go to the domestic violence showing was digusting. I can't believe she went that nuts and then sent her father when she was the one who went crazy. I don't think she really has a problem I think she just makes it up so people will pay attention to her.
honestly, it has been hard at times to watch Sonja, she is having a hard time and does not do well when she's been drinking, but I'm not judging her, and feel bad for all she is going though, Aviva is one of the most judgmental people I've ever seen and acts as though she is perfect, all hail the virgin Aviva...... enugh all ready, live and let live and stop judging!
I agree with the other ladies, Love you and Sonja.....the others should sterp up to the
plate with Aviva...
Ramona, I think you handled the situation with George very gracefully! I would also like to say that it has really been a pleasure the last 2 seasons watching you grow as a person, calm down a little, and think before you speak. 'Ramona with a little bit of a filter' is an AWESOME lady! I can really see you making an effort to be kind and consider others' feelings more. You are a great friend to Sonja, but I think you really got off on the wrong foot with Heather. Some of the things you said to her were so hurtful (i.e. the episode where you said you "couldn't stand her smile". I hope now that you have seen this season air that you can see things a little bit from Heather's perspective, and I gotta say, I never really understood why you were so upset with Heather. I do hope that your new found friendship with her can continue, and may I suggest that if you were to sincerely apologize..... I am sure that she would graciously accept. Other then Heather, I think you are handling LuAnn, George, and everything else beautifully! I also would like to say kudos to you for calling Sonja after her settlement meeting with her ex..... don't think for a minute that viewers didn't notice you were the ONLY person to call Sonja and check on her after her meeting. What a great friend! :)
Oh Please Romana - George was just dandy when you were all over him in Florida...flirting - touching.......now you want him gone. Watch the previous shows......
Huh?? So that means what he did is okay and she should still be kidding around with him! Carole escorted him out so does that mean she thinks his behavior is okay! Wow...who said Ramona wanted him around!
Love you Ramona. You are funny, hard working and honest. You don't start fights but you aren't going to let anyone walk all over you either. Adiva is just surprised because her horrible behavior isn't making you bend her to will like Pervy George and Crutch Reid do. I believe she has been indulged her whole life and cannot accept there is someone who doesn't snap to attention and give in to her ridiculous demands. This begs the question - what happened in her first marriage. By all accounts Harry is a great guy, maybe he couldn't put up with the Queen of Mean and her never ending fake phobias. . Adiva needs to go, you and Sonja need your own show.
now that Aviva has given you a taste of your own medicine, you don't like it. What goes around, comes around....
Ramon take the high road. Ignore Aviva. Andy really needs to give she and George their walking papers from Housewives of New York production.
Congratulations, Ramona, on taking the high road with Aviva and with her father. I am very pleased to be able to commend you for it. Keep up the good work.
No one could predict how this season would play out - but the fact that you survived with supporters speaks to how we relate to the efforts and energy it took!
Don't take Aviva's condemnation personally - we need your positive - quirky energy as well as guts - sure you may talk too much but at least its provocative not hate provoking!
Karma, ain't it something Romeana??? I honestly think Aviva is the biggest diva this show has ever had (including Cindy), but she brought up some good points. Some of her insights on Sonja are spot on. Sonja IS a legend in her own mind. Jeez, wonder why her husband won't settle with her? Have YOU ever thought how the scenes would look to the audience...the attorneys to JP in particular while you are partying with your good friend? A good friend would stop someone from wrecking themselves on national t.v. while trying to settle a dispute such as hers.
You have lashed out, run away, called out on camera private information about your cast mates for YEARS. Someone finally had your full, sober attention to bring your flaws to light. Did she go overboard, absolutely. Did she come off as self righteous, pious and mightier than thou? Yep. Is she a privileged spoiled, well educated brat? You bet. Was she entirely wrong of her assessment? Nope.
Something I find really troubling about this episode is the way that the definition of domestic abuse was somehow widened (by Ramona) to include mistreatment by girlfriends -- and she wasn't talking about same-sex partners. It makes me nuts the way Ramona throws around serious allegations of "abuse" and "bullying" when she is having difficulties with one of her colleagues on a reality TV show. From what she has said, she experienced abuse when she was a young person. She should know better.
For Ramona to try to portray herself as somehow a victim of Aviva in anything other than a ridiculous tiff between two adult women who should know better is insulting. Just because you're hurt and angry doesn't mean you are a victim of abuse or bullying. If Ramona is truly interested in trying to raise awareness about domestic violence, she should rethink the way she's going about doing it.
George shouldn't have touched Ramona's arm but he didn't abuse her. The way she carried on deserved an oscar.
Ramona, Ramona, I do not always agree with your behavior and or your choices, but at a major event rowdiness is not necessary nor could it be tolerated two wrong do not make a right. No one has a right to manhandle anyone, so I agree having someone escort him out was appropriate at the time. We class A personalities would be bumping head continuously, I also must admit you are a success and intelligent woman, who has taken poor Sonja under her wing. You and Sonja are the comedy acts of the group, the show could not go on without you. I know Aviva went off the Deep end; she is a Psychological cripple, besides having a leg missing that trauma has brought about some PTSD I see most of the signs, she needs extensive therapy and start dealing with the trauma appropriately. Viewing the behavior of her father, who is sexually preoccupied and the leave me alone behavior of her mom, it is no wonder she is a cripple in the mental sense. LuAnn is also one who needs some psych counseling for she has a problems with taking accountability for her words and actions, many times she hides behind her viewing dumbness, but she is not dumb just smart like a fox; who will not take any responsibility for anything. Heather, now there is a tough nut to crack, she is a consummate business woman who is wily like a coyote, someone who is opinionated and use to being correct all the time, she would be a handful in an argument I am sure. Oh, the Princess she is the moderator of the group, she would like everyone to get along but there are times when her emotional trauma come through and sometimes I fear she will go off on the deep end as well. Put all of you together and we have the best reality program of TV... Hunter
Ramona, your blog is right on--totally agree with you. Aviva's hatred is really scary, I would have put on sunglasses too. She has many, many problems!
Ramona you are a nice person and don't deserve to be spoken to in that manner. I haven't seen you act like anything less than a lady. You obviously have a lot of nervous energy and probably it has made you a successful businesswoman. If you were more calm- you'd be boring like LuAnn.
I have to say this is the first time I've agreed with you. You, or any of the girls were out of the way on that trip. You all work hard, vacations, especially with girl friends are meant to be crazy, out of hand, etc. You girls got stuck with a dorm mother who has probably never had a good time in her life. I can't stand her, hope he doesn't return. She had attitude before she made that trip. She's a spoiled brat. You keep going, you work hard, and to be honest, even if you don't, you or any one else owes her an explanation. You know, how many rich people there are in this world that have plenty of class and have high school diplomas! An expensive education gets you no where if you're not a good person, a hard working person, etc. Aviva, has nothing but a diploma and the last name Dresher
I love you and Sonja together, your antics make me laugh. Hope BRAVO let's you two indulge your humor. George had to go, you were correct.
Ramona I think you are terrific and I am glad that you and Sonja are such good friends. I think you handled the "George"" situation with grace and dignity until he grabbed your arm. I found it appalling that he tried to put "the make" on Carol while being escorted out and she laughed when he called you that disgusting name. Interesting ------
I have always liked you. Probably because I pretty much say what I think. I think maybe my filters are a little better than yours, but I always appreciate someone who tells me what they really have on their mind. To me, that's a real friend. Aviva is a nasty, horrible woman. I think you should just walk away and never argue with her. Or, just stand there and listen, ask her if she is done and then walk away. Why let her abuse you verbally? Hang in there girl!
Ramona. You were right by throwing George OUT! A man should never, never put his hands on a women to force her to do what he wants. You showed women, that is NOT TOLERATED! !
Ok, lets be honest. Ramona in the past have been rude and not easy to talk to at times. But I have to back her up on this Aviva thing. From what the producers have shown us, is an out of control self absorbed Aviva. She was friends with Romona before the trip. And to expect royal kiss ass treatment on the vacation was just too over the top for me. Her dad showing upbto the event univited was not about the charity or the donation, he went there to act fool. When does he not act a damn fool? Aviva really needs to check herself and while she is doing that, her husband and father should be examined as well, because they let her act this way only to make make her feel better about her disabilty. She is not the only person with a disabilty and it shouldn't give her the right to act out. Damn, have some class, Aviva
I think the nicest thing you can say about Ramona is that she is honest. She has a good heart and
you always know where you stand with her. So she drinks Pinot on vacation, it was a girl's weekend and she wasn't hurting anyone. Relax everyone, it's a reality show and made for fun. Let the things you don't approve of just go. She isn't trying to win a Peace Prize or anything. She just works hard and plays hard. That's not such a bad thing........it's a TV show. Lighten up.
I thought Sonja also handled George very gracefully. She hit the nail on the head when she told him that 1) He wasn't there, and 2) He knows his daughter. He should have apologized to Ramona and Sonja for Aviva's disturbing behavior.
I think you should tell Reid to call Joe Gorga! Maybe Gorga can tell Reid how to release ADIVA's poison so she quits releasing her pent up poison on you!
First, your greeting wasn’t warm and welcoming, and you are the one who got loud and remained loud in order to attract attention. To initially refuse a check that would help women other than you was really petty. As to your question of ‘Who speaks with such vile words?” You do. You were extremely nasty and said vile things to Heather because she was smart enough not to bring you to London. You would have been an embarrassment because you have no sense of decorum. And finally, I don’t think you should mention other people’s eyes.
Having said all that, Aviva is wrong and based on her blogs (although I haven’t read the latest) seems to be aware of it. You, even though in this case you are right, make it very hard to support you. You are kind of a hypocrite criticizing others for doing what you have always done.
Beesbad I thought Ramona's welcome was warm and welcoming. She was very centered as she told him that she liked him and that he should stay out of it.
Beesbad totally agree, Ramona gets what she usually gives. Maybe next time Ramona will think twice before insulting other people
I just wish that more people would be pro-active in throwing Ramona out of parties and events. She has been out of line so many times, incredibly rude to everyone around her that seeing her get a dose of her own medicine was actually really fun. I think George is creepy but not as creepy as Ramona.
Is it me or is Aviva beating this St.Barts thing to death? Sonja is right she didn't split the Atom and she went to school in France!!! Get over it... What else did she want them to do? New York has a new mean girl!!!
Ramona, I used to think you we're a bit off but you have grown on me like a fine Pinot. I love Turtle time. Aviva is crazy, insulting, a diva, and full of herself. Don't apologize to her. You are a good friend to Sonja. You actually don't have to say everything you think! Cheers!
Ramona apologized more than one in St. Barts to squash things. Aviva wanted everyone to kiss her husband's toes, an apology wasn't good enough. Aviva would not let up, even with an apology. I don't blame Sonja for refusing to apologize. It would not have done any good.
Ramona- I am not a fan of you at all, but Aviva has made you look good the last few episodes. You should thank her.
I just LOVE you & Sonja!!! I think that BRAVO needs to consider a show with just you guys!!!
Ramona, you are truly a beautiful woman, inside and out. You are a great role model as a woman, businesswoman, mother, wife, friend... and my favorite thing about you is, you just move on and you don't duel on issues. I really wish I had someone like you in my life.
I agee with ESnAZ. That event was not abou Aviva or her disorders. It was about abused women. Thus, Aviva's father was completed out of line. Don't feel bad for what you did. He was trying to make you look bad on national television anyways.
yahima786 I agree totally. If Ramona were to send Mario to Aviva's charity to demand an apology to Ramona, Aviva would consider the behavior atrocious.
Ramona tried very hard to stop George from interfering and embarrassing himself, but he would have none of it. I am no apologist for Ramona, but in this case it was she who was in the right.