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Vicki: I Have to Find My 'New Normal'

Vicki explains what it was like to have Brooks move in on her terms.

By Vicki Gunvalson We see that Brooks has moved in with you and completely on your terms, so if he moved out Brooks wouldn't get anything. That seems like a really great way to make sure you protect yourself and your assets in case things don't work out. How did you come to that idea?

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Vicki Gunvalson: I have been divorced twice, and both times I had to pay my husband's off. I never received child support with my first marriage, and with my 2nd marriage I had to pay Donn alimony. This way, I am protected if my relationship doesn't work out with Brooks. We have a legal binding agreement that my divorce attorney drafted, and Brooks signed without any hesitation. This eliminates any miscommunication in a relationship once you put it all out there about what your expectations are, it's one less thing to worry about.  It's a pre-nup without the "nup". Was it stressful having Brooks move in knowing exactly how your daughter felt about him and your relationship?

VG: Yes, it was really hard on me. Briana is my primary concern however we have to "agree to disagree" on this one subject. I love her so much, but there comes a time when I have to live for me, and not her. She has her home and her family now and I have to find my "new normal" with her being gone too.

Tamra and Vicki's Tumultuous Relationship You mentioned how you don't trust Tamra anymore, do you think you were both at fault for where your friendship ended up?  

VG: Of course we were both at fault. I am very sensitive and don't even remember why we ended on a bad note last year. Do you think you two will be able to mend your friendship? 

VG: Yes, the viewers will see this year that we do mend our friendship. I love and care for Tamra and will always be there for her, as long as she is "nice" to me. :)

- Vicki Gunvalson
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