The First 'Wives Club

Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor distills all the 'Wife wisdom from Episode 11.

May 16, 2011

Marriage

Finding "the one" is a tricky business. Each person really has to decide on their own personal priorities and what their deal breakers are. When Gretchen posed the question to the group Peggy and Alexis both chimed in with very different approaches. Peggy had a list of requirements which included that her partner own their own company to allow for the flexibility to travel whenever. Alexis also had a list with 150 questions (though it was never clear how many questions were on Peggy's list) and revealed that because she didn't have to pee every twenty minutes, Jim found her to be the perfect companion. Yes, you read that correctly, and I am just as confused. I guess she meant to convey the importance of being low maintenance? In any event, Gretchen decided that material things weren't on her list. 

Marriages need to adapt and grow over time. That even includes Jim and Alexis' more traditional marriage. Alexis now feels comfortable traveling on her own with her good girlfriends, just so long as they avoid nightclubs and go to a "calm bar with no dancing or hootin' and hollerin'." I'm not sure where the bar the girls went to fell on that spectrum, but I'm fairly certain that some amount of hootin' and holerin' is par for the course when you're getting tossed around by a mechanical bull. So maybe we also learned that sometimes you have to be lenient with the rules. 

Boundaries 

Gossip happens, but the one thing you should probably steer clear from getting involved in is divorce drama. Jeana is really poking at a hornets' nest by getting vocal about Tamra and Simon's divorce. Perhaps her Thintervention has made her eager to step in and help those in tough situations like Simon, but as a former Housewife, she should know that Tamra's not the best person to piss off. 

Next week it looks like Gretchen's worries over whether Slade is "the one" get serious:

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