I was happy that Kristen and Tom had found some resolve and were both in higher spirits. However, I knew better than to think it was permanent. This is the pattern. They fight like hell for months, then make up and things are great for a couple weeks before it starts again. My concern still remained. Kristen doesn't realize that for weeks, all she did was cry and complain and it was really hard to see her that way. So much so, that I couldn't get it out of my head. Kristen was frustrated because Stassi and I were still concerned for her, but now that she and Tom were "good" she didn't want to hear it from us.
Lunch at Barbarella with Kristen, Stassi, and Kristina was SO frustrating. This is a case of "Kristen is now happy in her relationship so if everyone could forget the weeks of relentless crying and complaining that would be great." Unfortunately for Kristen, we don't subscribe to that mentality. Stassi was really only looking out for Kristen by talking to Scheana. Kristina and Kristen haven't ever been close, but even Kristina was well aware of Kristen’s unhappiness and was expressing her concern.
At this point I have talked my well dry; I have no advice or counsel left to offer, especially since it’s been falling on deaf ears. I have lost sleep and let it consume my days for too long. Kristen wasn't properly dealing with her situation, so since her and Tom were good, she needed to take out her existing frustration on someone.
It's certainly not uncommon for people to transition from Villa Blanca to SUR, it’s almost easier than hiring fresh blood. I had been acquainted with Ariana for a little while and hung out with her a few times. Personally, I really like her. I know that Kristen has had her issues regarding Tom’s friendship with her and speculated that maybe they had hooked up. I knew that whether or not Kristen was cool with Ariana at that point, eventually there was going to be drama.
I think Ariana working at SUR poses much more probability of drama, than if Schwartz were hired. Ariana does have good rapport with Lisa. As much as Lisa likes Schwartz, I think she sees it as more of a risk presently. I have really tried to be patient and see this situation through Lisa’s eyes. I think eventually she will succumb to my boyfriend’s charm!
I will say that Tom and I have a perfectly healthy sex life. I guess if you compare us to some of our friends, maybe we don't have as big of appetites, but we are happy. He and I both joke separately and together about having a barely there sex life or not even knowing what sex is. That is all sensationalization for a laugh. Maybe we too often use humor and laughter as a substitute for sex. That night he greeted me at the door, I came home completely wiped out from work and couldn't wait to sleep. I think Tom was more or less teasing me anyway. . .dammit.