The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality tv stars and sisters, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards jilted their sister’s, Kathy Hilton’s 63rd birthday party. Although both sisters gave plausible reasons for scheduling conflicts related to filming, production, and family matters; many fans noticed the snub.
To make matters worse, the rebuff of their physical presence was mirrored by their refrain from posting birthday tributes to their Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sister online and on social media.
Even though the agency representatives for each reality celebrity tv star declined to identify any rift between the three sisters; fans comments upon these three beefs:
- Kyle Richards called Kim Richards an alcoholic on camera,
- Kyle Richards’ husband, Maurico Umansky, left Hilton & Hyland that was founded by Kathy’s husband, Rick Hilton, to start his own real estate company, The Agency; a direct competitor to his brother-in-law.
- Kyle Richards developed a tv pilot based upon their mother that only lasted one season. Her sisters were adamantly against the ty program.
The problems of reality tv stars, the rich, and famous celebrities are not unique to them. Regardless of fame or income, if we have siblings, moms and dads, extended family members, and children; we also get into disagreements from time to time.
Conflicts related to sharing private family matters and personal failings publicly, working as an employee, manager or director and/or starting rival firms as founder or CEO, and developing or investing in projects for which others may voice dissent are not new. They are universal and such dysfunctions are a part of everyday life.
Real Housewives Tips for You
- The vitriol and anger directed at you, may not be about you. A psychological term called ‘projection’ occurs when a family member projects their own unacceptable desires and feelings on to an unsuspecting target, you.
- Refrain from presenting an immediate reaction to a negative comment or outlandish behavior.
- Practice self regulation and coping skills (take a deep breath, count to ten, step away from the interaction).
- Resist the urge to ‘step-it-up’ a notch.
- Refrain from engaging.
- Refrain from gossip, involving others, and seeking retribution (indirectly) through the use of passive/aggressive behaviors and attacks.
- Increase the personal investments in make in yourself (emotionally, financially, physically).
- Seek and build upon emotional support from others in your life (best friend, your kids, spouse, parents, etc).
- Accept the situation at face value. Refrain from brooding about the present condition, situation or single event.
- Live your life as you see fit.