Lydia McLaughlin

Lydia explains why she wants Alexis and Tamra to make amends, and her thoughts on the pot smoking debate.

on May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day. I hope you all spent the day with family, friends, and loved ones. It is a wonderful way to kick off summer. We live in an amazing country because of the sacrifices of so many.

At this point in the season, I feel like I have figured out my place amongst the woman. I spent a weekend with them in the wine country, and have hung out with each enough to feel bonded and close to most of them. I have my own true relationship and friendship with them. Therefore, when Alexis and I meet for coffee, I feel comfortable bringing up the idea of making amends. I know Tamra yelled and hurt Alexis, but I also have seen a softer side to Tamra.

On the ride up to LA for Heather's Hot In Cleveland episode, Tamra was caring and sweet. Now, I understand that may be hard for some fans to hear, but from my experience, I felt like she was a genuine, understanding person. I have seen another side to her from the CUT party. A softer side that she showed with her mother this episode. I've started to think perhaps my "role" in this whole group of woman is to be a peacemaker and help everyone get along. Maybe Alexis and Tamra could put their past behind them and move on. I know it is not good to hold onto such negativity and so I wanted to encourage Alexis to talk to Tamra. I couldn't picture Tamra yelling and cussing at Alexis if we all met for coffee in the middle of the day and had a real heart to heart.

There is a lot of good going on in everyones' lives and friends are there to celebrate the good times and the bad. I didn't want Alexis missing out on that. I enjoy having her around and felt it would be nice if everyone could make up. I know that's a big mountain to climb so I figured, one step at a time. Tamra seems like a good first step. From the sneak peak of next week's episode, you see us all meeting to talk. You will have to tune in to see how it all unfolds. . .Are my instincts right?