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Lisa's Struggle with Her In-Laws

Lea hopes that Lisa's in-laws can see how great Lisa and Lenny are together.

By Lea Black

The Complexities of Relationships

This week we got a glimpse into the relationships of families.

Lenny's family and the beautiful lunch served by Lisa for her in-laws shows once again how important it is to Lisa to have a close relationship with Lenny's parents. You can see and feel the tension between Lisa and her in-laws, and see how difficult it is for her to be accepted by them. One wonders what expectations her in-laws had of who Lenny would marry. Obviously Lisa isn't quite what they expected. I find it sad that they can't see who Lisa is for Lenny, how happy they are as a couple, all the goodness Lisa has, and how important it is to Lisa to win them over. It once again points out the obvious: what you look for, you will find. If you look for the goodness, it is there, and if you look for what's wrong, you can always find something.

A Toast to America

Fast forward to the relationship between Adriana, Frederick, Alex, and Frederick's family. You can see, and feel, the love in the air. Frederick's parents have embraced Adriana and Alex as children of their own. It's easy to see where Frederick gets his class, style, and generosity from.  Relationships can be as simple or as complex as we want them to be. It's up to us to create and be in relationships that empower and embrace us. It takes two to make a relationship work, and sometimes a relationship may be more important to one person than it is to the other -- therein lies the challenge.

Things to think about this week:

Do our relationships work for us?

Are we in any relationships we want to fix, change, or alter?

What can we do to change or better whatever relationships we have?

Are our relationships those of choice or are they those of necessity, and if they're out of necessity, how can we make them work?

How much time and value do we place on our relationships and are we willing to work at them?

What are the things we want, need, and expect out of our relationships?

Spread the love and keep the peace and #don't deal with stupid.By the way, many of you asked about the handbag I wore at the premiere, it’s my personal design available at And if you watched Watch What Happens Live, callers mentioned my face looked “refreshed.”  For all my beauty secrets, visit or! Enjoy!

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