I have been reading the posts on this particular blog and I just watch some of the "intervention" on ITunes. I feel very strongly that Alexis was bullied. An intervention is when people who genuinely care about you tell you about a problem you have with the intent on making you better. What I saw was a group of girls being mean and verbally assaulting Alexis. Alexis did NOT deserve that and if I could have given her a hug and prayed with her, I would have. All the girls were out of line with their comments, even Heather, despite her speaking in a very kind tone. However, the very next day, Heather tells Alexis that she is “figuring you out because I am not sure which person you are.” Hummmm, she says this after saying in her interviews that Terry’s statement about Alexis being phony was true. Again, if Heather didn’t know the real Alexis, how can she make a judgment on Alexis’ personality? The only person who came to her senses was Vicki who said that everyone is phony at times and that they all should look at themselves before making judgments. Good job, Vicki!!!!! And Gretchen did throw Alexis under the bus. Even if what they were saying about Alexis was true, Gretchen, claiming to be Alexis’ best friend, should have stopped the conversation, saying, “Girls, this not the time or the place for this.” Did anyone notice how angry Gretchen was? If Gretchen didn’t think she did anything wrong, why was she so angry? I don’t blame Alexis for doubting her friendship with Gretchen. I have about several close friends and if any of them stood by while I was being bullied, I would seriously re-evaluate my friendships. I am also saddened by the fact that no one apologized to Alexis on the reunion and Heather and Tamra continued to bully Alexis, saying that she treats the crew like garbage. First of all, if that were true, that should be discussed in private. I sincerely hope the girls get an attitude makeover and start treating Alexis with some respect.
As for Jim, I don’t think he treats Alexis with respect. All through the “Bowling for Champs” episode, I felt so sad for Alexis. Instead of celebrating and praising his wife for the amazing job she’s doing, Jim continued to tell her what her role should be, that she should stay home to cook, clean, and “raise my children”. First of all, if my husband said that to me, my response would be, “Really?! Your children? What am I, the nanny? The surrogate? Those kids are as much mine as they are yours.” Jim is clearly threatened by a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to express it. A real man would be proud of his wife instead of intimidated. I am a Christian myself and I feel that a God created a man and a woman to be equal, to be partners. No one person is the final decision maker. A husband and a wife work together without the husband ordering the wife around. God would want the husband to treat his wife with respect and love, not telling her what to do. It is really heart-breaking that Alexis is in a relationship with someone who controls her. She needs to stand up for herself and tell Jim how she feels. If Jim has a problem with it, then, it’s his problem, not hers. I hope Alexis realizes that she does have a good heart and is a good person. GOD bless you, girl!!!