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Bravotv.com: How have you adjusted to life as a single parent?
Shannon Beador: Life as a single parent has had its ups and downs. I basically stayed home for the first six months of my divorce so that I could process through the pain and self-reflect. You always hear that “in order to love anyone, you need to love yourself.” I wanted to get to a point where I felt comfortable on my own whether there was a partner in my life or not. It wasn’t a pleasant period. I shed many tears and was able to lean on Tamra, Vicki, and Kelly for continued support. Today, I am very close to that goal. Most days, I wake up with a smile, grateful for the people and opportunities in my life right now. “Fun Shannon” is finally coming back.
Bravotv.com: We see you meet up with Vicki. Had you kept in touch with her and Tamra since the reunion?
Tamra, Vicki, and I have all kept in touch since the reunion. With Tamra, it is multiple times a day, and with Vicki, we always make a point to touch base with each other. I think that the divorce from David made my reconciliation with Vicki a lot easier, and it’s almost like we never missed a beat. I was very surprised to see such emotion and remorse from Vicki at the reunion when I announced that David and I were separating. The tres amigos are off to a great start!
Bravotv.com: Do you think the obstacle course helped solidify your bond as a group with the other ladies?
Kelly had nothing but good intentions when she had the idea of taking all of us to a ropes course. The problem is that I am deathly afraid of heights. I completely appreciated the support from the girls, but I really just wanted to get down. I did accomplish the course, though, and there was a moment when I felt strong.
This season shows my journey to become stronger and independent. There are many ups and many downs. But I'm committed to get there.
Until next week…
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