This week in RHOOC Bravo Blogs, Shannon is really the only one with anything interesting to say. Shannon gives a very open and frank account of her feelings on Monday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County ..I think. But there are a few confusing points. Here is what she has to say about her marital struggles:
“This is a tough episode for me to watch. I have been very open about the state of my marriage and how I want more. I want to be on the same team with David — partners in life. I do not think I am a victim and I do not intend to send that message. I am not blaming my husband for distancing himself from me. In fact, today, I take most of the responsibility it is happening. I thought if I complained enough, that something would finally click within David and he would “see the light” and make our relationship a big priority in his life. It really doesn’t make sense that this plan of action would ever get me what I want. You would think that I would have been smarter about things.
David wakes up at 4:30 am every morning so he goes to bed when the kids do, around 8:30 pm. I am a night owl so I usually stay up late at night (and watch my Bravo shows!). Watching the show has knocked sense into me about the clock I need to keep. I am glad that you get to see one of my “A-ha!” moments. It literally hit me in my interview that I need to change my clock as a first step to improving my marriage.”
Well, I’m not sure getting up at 4:30 a,m. is the answer.
On her friendship with Tamra:
“I have become very close to Tamra in an incredibly short amount of time which is very uncharacteristic of me. David also became close to Eddie quickly and we began to do things together socially.”
Wait what? You and David socialize with Eddie and Tamra? When do you do that since you never get to see your husband due to soccer or baseball or whatever it is he is doing with his waking hours where you do not see each other? I’m confused.
“When David and I got into a bad argument, it made sense to me that I would approach my new friend to confide in her. I never told her that David and I were splitting up or even discussing it. I never gave her a copy of the email he sent to me. It was never said in the email that David wanted a divorce and I am disappointed that Tamra would even make that inaccurate statement about such a serious topic. You see in the previews that it might not have been the best decision to confide in Tamra.
Moreover, I was disappointed to hear what Tamra said about me at her lunch with Heather. I had been nothing but supportive of her and her continual discussions of her issues with Heather. It has never been and never will be a goal for me to get in “the middle” of any friendship.”
Okay, you guys are going to have to help me with my memory here. Did Shannon not tell Tamra that David told Shannon in an email that he wanted to move out for a while? How is this not “splitting up or even discussing it?” She didn’t need a copy of the email. You told her what was in the email and she repeated it to Heather. This is nor brain surgery. And, you sort of were in the middle of Tamra and Heather’s relationship. You allied with Tamra. THAT my dear was not the best decision.
On accusations about her drinking:
“I also am frustrated with the drinking comments. While I absolutely enjoy a cocktail, I do not drink vodka straight. Last week you finally see that I order a Grey Goose neat, but also a large sparkling water. I mix the two together. I usually get two to three drinks from my one shot of vodka. Enough about a drinking problem!”
And she wants you to know she doesn’t have a drinking problem. Which I think was sort of a ridiculous accusation by Tamra in the first place. As if Tamra or Vicki have any sort of business pointing drunken fingers at anyone. I honestly don’t understand why it will become a huge ass deal that HEATHER said anything about Shannon’s marital problems. They are blatantly obvious. I can see Shannon being miffed at Tamra, but everyone it seems has to learn on their own that Tamra will stab you right in the back. Next week, we add #DivorceGate, to #ChairGate and #BullGate and #GoodDayHelloGate and #IHaveAHangnailGate /sigh
I can hardly wait.