We are back on the couch (hot seat) with Andy during part two of the reunion, and as you can see, we girls are having a hard time forgiving and forgetting! Andy starts by bringing up the Carole/Adam thing, and Carole admits had she known how upset my niece was at the time, she would have thought twice about dating my niece’s ex-boyfriend. In retrospect, I should have been more vocal about what was happening, because as a result, my niece was very upset with me. Again, I’ve wished them both well, and I’m beyond ready to move on. For the time being, our friendship is on rocky terrain, and you’ll have to tune in next week to see if the road gets even rougher for us.
When the season began, some of the girls had a problem with John’s personal space issues, including him “copping a feel” whenever he had the opportunity. Yet, as the season progressed, and we got to know him better, our affection for him grew. He’s a man who loves women (nothing wrong with that), and he loves Dorinda, and she loves him. Ultimately, it’s Dorinda’s relationship, and if she doesn’t care what we think, all the better for her.
The FU dinner came up, and as you can see, Heather can be opinionated while Dorinda tends to be more open-minded. That night, Dorinda mixed exhaustion with martinis and her “sensitive” side emerged! I think there is hope for Dorinda and Heather’s relationship, and maybe a long walk in the Berkshires woods is just what they need to mend their friendship.
I thought it was interesting that Andy said we were all more sexually comfortable this season. I’ve been divorced for some time now and while this Cool Countess (à la Bethenny) enjoys being single, I would love to find Mr. Right; it just hasn’t happened yet. Eric and I see each other on occasion, but since the show aired, he’s moved out of New York City. I know that it would have been much more scandalous had I taken Eric into the restroom, but he was simply being a gentleman by escorting me through the crowd. I was glad to hear that Bethenny is dating again and that she is seeing men who value her privacy. As for Ramona, she’s sticking to her story that she doesn’t sleep around, although I hope for her that she occasionally takes a lover and goes to confession afterward.
At the end of last season while Ramona was reeling from the breakup of her marriage, she tried to respect Mario’s wishes by not revealing what led to their divorce. Mario may blame this show for his marital problems, but I think the mistress might have had something to do with it. I felt for Ramona when she shared that she surprised Mario and his lady friend in Southampton and then lied about needing her contacts. I guess she chose the high road then and there, and she’s stuck to it since. When I revealed that I never liked Mario especially after his snarky comment about me, you could see in Ramona’s facial expression that she is still loyal to him on some level. I hope that they can remain friends for the sake of their daughter.
I think Bethenny is right about Ramona, and I’ve seen positive changes in her since her breakup. Will she ever admit to filching a couple of dresses…NO! Is she sincere every time she apologizes…nope. Is she more sensitive and authentic…YES, but she still has the Singer Stinger that comes out when she’s backed into a corner. It’s hard for a leopardess to change her spots, and life is a journey. As long as we are moving forward, we are doing alright.
On a personal note, it’s been a rough week for me sending Noel off to college. I’m so proud of him. Thank goodness I’m keeping busy with my Countess Collection and I’ll be on Evine Live on August 25th at 2 PM ET and on the 26th at 12 PM ET. Here’s a photo of my mom at 86 rocking my collection!
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