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Make New Friends

Heather reflects on her first season as a Housewife.

By Heather Dubrow

"Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold"

How to Watch

Watch The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo Thursday, July 11 at 9/8c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo App.

Over the years, I have made some very special friends.

When you move to a new town it can be difficult to make friends. How do we meet people? Through school, work, charitable organizations, and sometimes through our children's friends. Let's face it, meeting other women and making new friends is like dating. You are attracted to someone, you get to know them, you talk on the phone. Essentially, you "date" them. You try people on and see how they fit.

Like a great pair of jeans, not everyone is going to be the perfect fit. And that's OK. You don't have to be friends with everyone.

Life is about making connections and finding people that feel good. It's easy to be a good friend when the chips are down. The true mettle of a friend is to be there when they are rising high. To enjoy each others successes. That is the kind of friend I am and the the kind of person I seek out. This quality is the hardest for some.

For me, I'd rather have a few amazing people in my life than a large group of schadenfreude losers.

I am blessed. I have an amazing, supportive husband. He is my true partner in life. We are not perfect, but we are perfect together. We are strong, we love each other immensely, and we were lucky enough to get it right the first time around. We have four amazing, healthy children and a beautiful life together.

I have lovely friends that have stood the test of time. They are my friends in difficult times AND in success. I can now add Tamra, Gretchen, and Vicki to that list. They are independent, lovely women, and I'm proud to call them friend.

If you had told me one year ago I would be finishing up Season 7 of RHOC right now I wouldn't have believed you. I'm glad I've been open to the experiences life has thrown my way. I look forward to see what the future brings. . . Hopefully Vicki is not planning the next trip though.

The season may be over, but the drama definitely continues on the reunion. Don't forget to tune in on July 10 for Part 1. I will be on Watch What Happens Live after so set your DVRs!

Till then,
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