Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki shares her thoughts on Tamra's troubles and the San Antonio trip.

on May 17, 2011

Sorry for the delay in getting this week's blog out, it's been a tough week for me. This was also a tough week for Tamra to relive her life last summer with Simon and the struggles they were both going through. I agree with Tamra that Jeana overstepped her boundaries by butting into their marriage issues.  I am sure Simon did not mean to hurt Tamra by throwing the dog leash, and I think if he had to do it all over again, he probably would have not even tried to come into her home. Emotions run high when a separation occurs, and I'm sure this was the case with Simon.

I agree that Tamra had to file a restraining order to protect her from Simon coming back over to the house uninvited. When I divorced my first husband Mike at 29 years old, he had scared me on many occasions, and I had to file a restraining order as well. I think all too many times women don't file the orders because they think it's an isolated case, and that's when we see the men stepping over the line and getting violent, and then it's too late. I'm a firm believer that we must protect our self from any form of violence, verbal or physical.

It was great seeing the girls go to San Antonio and have their girlfriend trip. I was in Nashville to expand my life insurance business into a nationwide health insurance company. It was more important for me to go on the business trip than go to San Antonio.

It was good to see Alexis have fun and realize that she can have a good time with girlfriends and that it's not always necessary to be with Jim in order to be happy.  I believe it's important to have a good balance between work, family, friends, and faith, and not to focus all your energies on one person. I think Alexis is realizing this after watching herself on TV last year. I definitely saw the competition come out this week between Alexis and Peggy. I don't understand that between friends. It seems like no matter what Peggy says, Alexis has to one up her. I think it's hurtful to Peggy, especially knowing that they have been friends for so long, to constantly feel in competition with Alexis.