The Tupperware party. I don't really know what happened behind the scenes and can only comment on what is aired. Gretchen, I love you. You are so beautiful, funny, and your laugh is contagious. I could be with you all day listening to you giggle. But Gretchen, take down the blog about Tamra. I never read it, but it really hurt her feelings and you can't move forward together on a TV show as a cast if you are going to kill each other off camera. Just take it down so you can at least be on a level playing field. If Tamra had done the same to you I would ask her to take hers down.
Next, the new girl. I have said it before - she rubs me the wrong way. I don't know why. Maybe it's editing, but there is something not right about her. First, no one wants "MY HUUSSBBAND." No one. Certainly not on national TV. Your husband tried to tell you it was a Tequila party and to stop. At least you listened to him I think. I know I take a big risk saying this but there are problems in that house. BIG ones. I can tell. Jealously is an evil thing and less things have torn apart stronger relationships. He is very very controlling. She is insecure. As she gets older and more secure, she won't accept someone talking down to her. It is hard for me to watch a man talk to his wife the way he does. Does anyone agree with me on this? Or am I out of my mind? But I want to thank them. They are making Season 5 more interesting for us to watch!
Lynne and Frank. Lynne, if you lived in NY, I would love to workout with you! You are so driven. Now you need to take that same energy and put it into parenting. You are NOT a bad parent. You love your children unconditionally and have stayed married which is more than I can say for 50% of the country, including myself! I will not beat you up. Watching the show is killing you I am sure. What I will say is you often worry if your children like you. You say it a lot. "Frank, she likes me, right?" I will send you my book Secrets of a Jewish Mother when it comes out if you will read it. Gloria says to me all the time, "Allyson is NOT your friend. You are her parent, now act like one." I am insecure too and want my daughter to like me. When your life is successful and your daughter is an adult, you will be friends. I promise. But right now you need to be her parent. I would love for you to talk to Gloria. If you email me, I will connect you. I can see next week is going to kill you. It was shot months ago and I hope the situation is under control by now. No one is perfect. I know I am not. You can't take all the credit and you can't take all the blame. Good Luck Lynne.
Have a great week!