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Real Housewives of RHOC keep infidelity secret

Heather Dubrow, reality tv star of the Real Housewives of Orange County has shown that she has the composure to keep a secret, until she is challenged by her frenemy, Shannon Beador, that is. Seems like there was a lot of dishing during the RHOC Reunion trailer.

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During a RHOC reunion trailer, Heather Dubrow yelled at Shannon Beador, her cast mate of the Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo franchise, “I could have blown up your family. I knew David was having an affair. By the way, you knew David was having an affair?”

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Cast members of the Real Housewives Bravo franchise are not alone. Shannon Beador and her husband, David met while both attended college at the University of Southern California (USC). They eventually became college sweethearts and later stayed married for 17 years. The broke up in 2017 and dissolved their marriage two years later.

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Common everyday married women as well as reality tvy stars like Shannon Beador, celebrity cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, dread with great apprehension and even fear to hear the utterance of these phrases from their partner and/or long term mate:

  • I need more space.
  • I don’t love you anymore.
  • I am seeing someone else.
  • I want a divorce.

What is dreaded even more, perhaps is when the jilted wife finds out from her bestie, frenemy or close associate that her husband’s infidelity was known all along.

As bad as the wronged wife (Shannon Beador) may feel about her husband’s cheating, just think of the predicament her bestfriend or frenemy (Heather Dubrow) has to live through and process.

According to relationship expert quoted in the NYTimes, a friend who has discovered that her friend’s husband is cheating with another woman needs to answer these questions. In so doing, they can determine the best course of action.

  • Are you emotionally close enough to your friend or frenemy to feel that she is entitled to find out the bad news from you? Maybe Heather Dubrow did not feel as though she was considered a true confidant or trustworthy, so she kept silent on Shannon Beador’s husband’s affair.
  • Would your friend or frenemy expect you to tell her? Maybe Heather Dubrow isn’t in Shannon Beador’s tight circle, so there were no expectations.
  • Would you feel confident knowing that you are shouldering some of the blame for a marriage destroyed? Perhaps Heather Dubrow rationalized that keeping silent and using the strategy ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ is the best approach. Why get involved if you do not know all of the details?

In closing, the relationship suggested that it is probably best for the friend to inform the spouse of her husband’s infidelity. Why? Because the friend/frenemy (Heather Dubrow) is disempowering Shannon Beador by failing to inform her. To paraphrase, Heather Debrow should have told Shannon Beador so that the ball would be in her court. “By protecting her from the truth, you would be taking a decision that rightly belongs to her.”

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Beverly Hills Real Housewives Tips for You

Real Housewives Beverly Hills Daughter Uneasy

Bella Hadid, Daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Alum Yoland Hadid

Bella Hadid, the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Yolanda Hadid, said recently that she “wasn’t super comfortable in Mohamed’s house as a kid.”

Was it because of differing religions, culture or life experiences? No, Bella Hadid explained that visiting her dad’s lavish and luxurious homes “made her feel a bit uneasy while growing up.” She reflected upon the weekends that she stayed over his house, she felt like she was living a “borrowed life.”

From a psychological and behavioral perspective, when one feels as though they are living a “borrowed life,” they experience intense feelings of being lost while attempting to meet the expectations of others. This can happen when children, teens and young adults try fervently to meet the demands of their parents, teachers and mentors at the expense of achieving their own personal goals and realizing their own dreams that they have for themselves.

Another corollary to living a borrowed life is the “imposter syndrome.” For young kids, adolescents and teens, regardless of celebrity, income or social status, these feelings can be harmful for young kids, adolescents and teens.. How so? When your child seeks to individuate from you as their parent, ie become their own person, establish their own unique identities, and identify their own preferences, interests and hobbies; they are merely beginning the process of healthy maturation.

Individuation is a psychological term to represent a vital stage in human development where teens and young adults start to find themselves, and define who they are. At this stage, your child may begin to assert their own individual and independent identity and establish a cohesive sense of self.

If this critical phase of the maturation process isn’t allowed to fully develop, your child runs the risk of lacking a clear sense of who they are. They may start to feel uneasy seeking their own personal goals when they perceive that their goals differ or are in conflict with those of their parents. The website Good Therapy indicates, that as a result of this cognitive dissonance, “feelings of depression and anxiety may result.”

Another potential consequence is the imposter syndrome. This is a condition in which the suffer believes that he/she is not as competent, worthy or as capable as others perceive them to be and can lead also to depression and anxiety. Even though we are talking about celebrity stars, family members of reality tv cast members; feelings of inadequacy can impact us all. Here are a few real housewives tips, suggestions and recommendations to lessen the threat to you, your family and your loved ones.

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A real housewives tip for you and your family could be to:

  1. Ensure that your child’s room is decorated with items, toys, stuffed animals and games of interest to them.
  2. Commit to allowing your child to take with them, cherished toys, stuffed animals and games to play dates with family members who share custody.
  3. Take time to listen to your child daily about his/her personal interests, dreams and goals.
  4. Spend family time playing the preferred activities of your child.
  5. Listen to the feedback your child provides to you when communicating with them and playing with them.
  6. Dial down your expectations of your child.
  7. Refrain from living your life through your child, ie if you were great sports player or cheerleader, band marshal in high school, do not automatically assume that your child wants to follow in your footsteps.
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Real Housewives Beverly Hills Sibling Rivalry

Kathy Hilton and daughter Paris Hilton, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills visit DC

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:

  1. Kyle Richards called Kim Richards an alcoholic on camera,
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. Refrain from presenting an immediate reaction to a negative comment or outlandish behavior.
  3. Practice self regulation and coping skills (take a deep breath, count to ten, step away from the interaction).
  4. Resist the urge to ‘step-it-up’ a notch.
  5. Refrain from engaging.
  6. Refrain from gossip, involving others, and seeking retribution (indirectly) through the use of passive/aggressive behaviors and attacks.
  7. Increase the personal investments in make in yourself (emotionally, financially, physically).
  8. Seek and build upon emotional support from others in your life (best friend, your kids, spouse, parents, etc).
  9. Accept the situation at face value. Refrain from brooding about the present condition, situation or single event.
  10. Live your life as you see fit.
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Real Housewives of New York City De Lesseps in recovery

Leann de Lesseps provides insight on Real Housewives of NYC

Luann de Lesseps, celebrity reality tv star of Real Housewives of New York City admits that she is a recovering alcoholic. Unfortunately, an embarrassing incident at a gay bar led to her admission. It was reported by the New York Post that during a karaoke session, she grabbed the microphone and started to belch out cabaret songs.

This isn’t the first time that the featured cast member of the Real Housewives of New York City humiliated herself in public. A few years ago, Luann De Lesseps, also known as “the Countess” was arrested on Christmas Eve while in Palm Beach, Florida. The police charged her with disorderly intoxication, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and threatening a public servant.

You don’t have to be a member of the Real Housewives franchise, family of De Lesseps, or a rich and famous celebrity tv star to sympathize with Luann De Lesseps. Or cringe at the thought of what her closest friends and family is going through. Many of us have been there.

We’ve had to make excuses for family members who have succumbed to the temporary highs of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription pain killers. Many have attempted interventions and sought to pressure abusers to seek medical attention and to convince those who are still in denial. It looks as though Luann De Lesseps has come a long way and may recover yet.

As Luann De Lesseps said herself, “while I’ve made great strides over the years, there’s been times I’ve fallen. It’s one day at a time!” Interested in real housewives tips you can use to help a member in your family who has been enticed by substances to abuse them? Please read below

Real Housewives Tips for You

  1. Show more empathy and less judgement.
  2. Offer and give unconditional support and love.
  3. Separate the behavior from the person This means that you continue to express love for the person but to express dismay in their behavior.
  4. Have a frank conversation with him/her about your concerns.
  5. Present examples and incidents where they can recall (with you together) the times in which the substance impaired their judgement, decisions and behavior.
  6. Offer to take them to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or DA (Drug Anonymous) meetings.
  7. Identify the triggers that provoke substance abuse relapses and attempt to mitigate the possibility of occurrence.
  8. Take care of yourself too. You are of little use to yourself or others if you allow yourself to be fully drained of emotional energy.
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Daughter Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Treats Drug Overdose

Delilah Belle Hamlin daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna at the Peak before Drug Overdose

The daughter (Delilah Belle Hamlin) of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna divulged to her Instagram audience a few days ago that she is recovering from a drug addiction.

She did not seek to buy illegal drugs from the criminal elements of society or crafty drug dealers. In fact, her drug dealer seemed to be her regular doctor who she believed, “overprescribed her medication for multiple conditions.” Namely, “migraines, panic attacks and a pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder (PANDAs).”

She pondered to her followers, “β€œI wasn’t like a drug addict, but my body was dependent on it [Xanax] because of how much the doctor had prescribed me,” she shared.

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA) surveyed youth (using 2014 data) where almost 6,000 of them reported that they used prescription pain relievers without a doctor’s prescription. A common myth believed by youth and young adults is that prescription drugs are safer to abuse than illicit, illegal drugs.

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Parents, housewives, mothers and dads should be weary of these common prescription drugs often found in the medicine cabinets or cupboards of their own homes.

  • The chemicals found in Stimulants act much like cocaine. They may induce these side effects: paranoia, dangerously high body temperatures, and an irregular heartbeat.
  • The active chemicals found in Opioids cause reactions in the human brain similar to those of heroin. Side effects of this drug can cause drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and slowed breathing.
  • The chemicals found in Depressants can cause slurred speech, shallow breathing, fatigue, disorientation, lack of coordination, and seizures after the withdrawal from longtime use.

Ways to curtail the enticement of misuse, abuse and illegal use of prescription drugs:

  1. Educate your child on the harm prescriptions drugs may inflict. The human brain continues to grow and develop in physical size up to the early 20s. Therefore it is important to become informed on the impact of prescription drugs on the developing brain.
  2. Ensure that you safely store and dispose of prescribed drugs. Approximately, two-thirds of teens who misused prescription medications tend to say that they got them from family and friends, including their home’s medicine cabinets. 

Finally, if your child or young adult has been legally prescribed medications by a general physician, practitioner or psychiatrist;

3. Make it your duty to monitor the dosage, side effects, and contraindications of all of the medications prescribed.

This last step may by the item overlooked by Lisa Rinna, star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as well as many wives, housewives, parents and moms who do not live the celebrity lifestyle.

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Real Housewives Salt Lake City Offensive Posts

Real Housewives Salt Lake City Jennie Nguyen Removed from Show

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jennie Nguyen has been removed from the cast of the celebrity reality tv show. She was alleged to have reposted images and that described Black Lives Matters protesters as “violent gangs” and claiming to have hit a white elderly couple with her car.

Not to pile up on the vitriol that Jennie Nguyen circulating or the pain that she is going through right now,. Nor to condone her actions and speech, one wonders what has happened to civility in America? Particularly from a member of a minority group who may be more sensitive to and aware of the the dangers of hate speech.

Jennie Nguyen is one of the 1.4 million Vietnamese Americans in this country. which constitutes about 3% of the estimated 44.5 million immigrants in the US. California and Texas are two states with the highest concentration of Vietnamese Americans living in the country as of 2019.

A recent 2021 study by Pew Research Center found that “eight in ten Asians say that violence in the US against them is increasing.” Why would star of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City seek to draw violence or increase the likelihood of such attack upon oneself?

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But getting back to her hurtful comments. The contained harm caused by negative taunts expressed verbally between and among one’s small sphere of friends in the physical world is constrained by those within one’s physical presence or limited geographical region. On the other hand, the potential damage inflicted upon others in the virtual world is not confined by time, space or location.

According to BBC, forty percent of the global population use social media roughly two hours each day. We share, like, post thumbs down, tweet, and post selfies as regular daily activities added to the essential list of eating, drinking, and sleeping. Some experts estimate that hooked up and wired humans share half of one million tweets and Snapchat photos every minute.

How is this dangerous?

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey of almost 2000 people in 2015. Women participants were more stressed than the male counterparts. Online usage of social media platforms such as Twitter was found to be a “significant contributor” becaus

So think about it. As humans we are not only distressed by experiencing our own stress, we are saddened, troubled and worried by the stress we perceive others feel.

That’s good news for humanity then. Our instinctual nature to ‘love others as we love ourselves’ isn’t quite dead yet. Which is why stars as Alex Baldwin, Robert DeNiro, Whoopie Goldberg and yes, Jennie Nguyen, formerly of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City should think twice before posting comments or images that may be considered discomforting to people simply because of the racial, religious, ethnic or national tribe in which they belong.

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Real Housewives New Jersey Proud Mother

Real Housewives New Jersey Jackie Goldschneider Enjoys her Family

Celebrity Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Jackie Goldschneider revels in the holiday excitement. Family, food, festivities, and fun. They are the four factors of good living.

In a recent interview, Jackie, a proud mother, wife and parent exclaimed, “It’s a very big year for my children. Alexis and Hudson will be graduating fifth grade and going to middle school which is just unbelievable to me because I feel like they’re still babies.”

How do you feel about 2021? In that year, we didn’t have much for which to look forward. Many states were still in lockdown modes, exercising at the local gym, dining at eat-in restaurants, shopping at nearby mom and pop retail stores, and bar hopping at local pubs were activities often curtailed. But, think about it. Family is where it’s at. If 2021 didn’t show us this, I am not sure what could have.

Jackie Goldschneider, star cast member of the Housewives of New Jersey teaches us the importance of putting family first.

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The Developmental Psychology Journal, Frontiers in Psychology conducted a survey of almost 250 families. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors related to healthy functioning of families during the COVID-19 epidemic. Even though the participants in the study were not high status or wealthy like the stars of the Housewives of New Jersey, much useful information can be gleamed. Here are the highlights:

  • Even though parents reported more economic stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic than before the global crisis, moms and dads observed that their kids Mothers and fathers who reported more economic stressors since the pandemic also observed that their children behaved more positively and were more helpful.
  • As expected, the stress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic caused moms and dads to experience heightened mental health difficulties than before the global health pandemic.
  • Parents were less engaged with their children. This led to the kid’s expressing an increase in maladaptive behaviors than prior to the Coronavirus.

Jackie Goldschneider, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey provides a model for which to emulate. There appears to be evidenced-based research to support her stance.

  • Parents who maintained a bright outlook, positive mental attitude and were optimistic in spite of the chaos brought about by COVID- 19 reported feeling less depressed and stressed.
  • Mothers and fathers who routinely communicated hope for the future and high expectations of their children impacted the attitudes of their kids. It was observed that the kids of positive parents mirrored positivity by exhibiting more prosocial behaviors.

Were their any gender differences when examining the impact of COVID-19 on parenting styles? The research says, “yes.”

  • Moms and dads who adopted a co-parenting style were found to be more engaged with their children leading to more helpful behaviors of their children.
  • Elevated levels of parent positivity, cheerfulness, and enthusiasm during the pandemic served as protective factors for the mothers; meaning the moms of children experienced less mental health difficulties related to the economic stress that the pandemic induced.
  • High levels of co-parenting support during the pandemic were protective for the fathers; meaning the dads of kids experienced less mental health difficulties related to the economic stress that the pandemic induced.

So, for anyone out there in the physical world who believes or supports the notion that the celebrity lives of stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey provide no societal value. You are wrong. Each star can serve as models for other wives, moms and daughters to aspire. As with anything, we much cull through the good and the bad to find the true gem.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa blended family

Teresa Giudice, star Real Housewives of New Jersey and Joe Giudice, ex-husband

In Season 12 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice told her co-stars that she and her family were going to move in with her boyfriend Luis Ruelas and his family.  Teresa has four children with her former husband Joe Giudice. They are all girls: Gia, Gabriella, Audriana and Milania.  At one time or another, each of her four daughters have appeared on the Real Housewives of New Jersey tv show. Teresa was married to JoeGiudice  from 1999 to 2019. Joe has been out of the family picture as he is still being deported to Italy and has been unable to re-enter the U.S. to see his family.

As the family drama related to deportation was occurring, Teresa met Luis Ruelas. Luis has two children, David and Louie Jr with his former wife, Marisa DiMartino. Teresa Giudice just announced recently that she and Luis were going to have a blended family.  

Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Guidice Blended Family

The Giudice and Ruelas families are not unique in this regard. The U.S. Census reports that about 16% of all children in the US live in a β€œblended family” situation. The term blended family implies that the family members living under one household includes a  stepparent, stepsibling or half-sibling. This figure is estimated to be higher than the 8% of children who live with a step parent and slightly higher than 12% who live with stepsiblings (step brothers and step sisters) or half siblings. Please see Pew Research Series, The American Family Today, December 17, 2015 for additional information.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Potential Stressors of Blended Family

Even though it is rather common place to be a member of a blended family or to raise your child in a blended family situation, Good Therapy identifies the following stressors.

  1. The parenting styles differ from one parent to the other,
  2. The variations of step family/biological family routines,
  3. The conflicts revolving around visitation rules,
  4. The ongoing disagreements between the separated parents and/or stepparents,
  5. The potential conflict and uncertainty surrounding new stepsiblings,
  6. The time needed for each stepsibling to adapt to the conditions of the blended family varies from child to child,
  7. The inability to let go, or to continue to hang on to expectation of maintaining strong bonds with the separated family member(s),
  8. The struggle to manage grief, feelings of abandonment, and other strong emotions during periods of separation,
  9. The demand for new parents and/or step parents to transition into a new parenting role rather quickly, and
  10. The potential for conflict related to rivalry may arise when close bonds with the separated family member is maintained.

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In spite of the challenges posed by blended family relationships, these families can work out. They prove to be resilient and can last a long time, particularly with a few of these recommendations from the American Psychological Association in mind.

  1. Resolve financial and visitation arrangements prior to initiating a new living situation.
  2. Clear your heart and mind of all grievances against the former partner.
  3. Determine, prior to the initiation of a new living arrangement, the role each partner will play in child rearing.
  4. Consider developing a list of household rules: those that are negotiable and rules that are non-negotiable.
  5. Offer verbal recognition, praise, and affection as an effective and early method for establishing new relationships with stepchildren.
  6. Maintain special activities and participate in special events as the separated partner so that the child will lessen his/her feelings of grief and abandonment.
  7. Refrain from speaking ill of the separated partner in front of the children.

Considering the stressors and the recommendations to mitigate and prevent them, James Bray, PhD, a researcher and clinician at the Department of Family Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine estimates that, β€œunder the best conditions, it may take two to four years for a new stepfamily to adjust to living together.”

Resources

American Psychological Association, Making Stepfamilies Work, August 23, 2019.
Good Therapy, Blended Family Issues, April 8, 2020.
Pew Research Series, The American Family Today, December 17, 2015.

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RHOA Real Housewives Professional Envy

Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes stars of reality tv show Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes, castmates and celebrity stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta Bravo reality tv series seem to be experiencing bouts of professional envy. It is hard to find out who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? The lack of a clear-cut instigator or pacifist mirrors life.

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The two stars of the Real Housewives of Atlanta are just like every day people. We all must maintain our professional competitiveness in a cut-throat world to keep our quality of life in tact. Kandi Burruss has ruminated that because she has a new spin off, her cast mates (NeNe Leakes) of Real Housewives of Atlanta and NeNe Leakes’ fans are envious of her professional success. She was reported as asking those who have cast shade on her success, “What did I do to you?”

Kandi fretted that other celebrity housewives and stars of the Real Housewives Bravo reality tv series went on to individual stardom like Kim Zolciak and Porsha Williams. Why not she? Kandi Burruss further explained that she pitched several spin off television show ideas to the producers. Why didn’t her naysayers do the same?

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Researchers at the Harvard Business Review published an article sharing that professional envy and jealousy is not new. In fact, these feelings are universally felt when a colleague attains something for which you had wished. While these negative emotions are universal; we are consumed with guilt and try to suppress them once they rise to the surface. Unfortunately, as we attempt to bury emotions of envy and jealousy, they can resurface with greater strength causing more harm than had we been true to ourselves and owned up to our negative feelings.

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A few real housewives tips, suggestions and recommendations for regular housewives as well as celebrity stars of the Real Housewives Bravo television series follow.

  • Recognize your negative thoughts and behaviors;
  • Examine exactly what act or behavior triggers your envy (self confidence, aggression, thoughtfulness, passion);
  • Seek to develop those attributes and characteristics within your self;
  • Refocus your energies on the antidote of jealousy ( admiration) and envy (goodwill);
  • Become more open to others;
  • Establish a closer relationship with your foe and seek to emulate her style or technique in the areas for which you have envied;
  • Accept and adapt to change more readily than in the past;
  • Learn from your shortcomings and or seek to develop your weakness;
  • Take the opportunity to discover the job, projects and/or activities that bring you fulfillment;
  • Affirm your positive qualities daily;
  • Switch jobs, careers, or industries for which you are better suited, if necessary.

Eventually NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss will resolve their differences keeping their relative celebrity star status in tact. Focus on yourself. Be your own best advocate.

And remember, as Kandi Burruss has said of her Real Housewives of Atlanta peers and colleagues, “a lot of them don’t pitch shows. A lot of them think, β€˜I’m so great that Bravo should just throw a show in my lap.’ That is not what I do,” she said. β€œMe and my husband, we come up with these ideas, and we pitch them. Sometimes, the network is for it; sometimes they aren’t. Everything we do does not get picked up.”

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RHONJ Real Housewives bills and bankruptcy

Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reality tv series knows a little about overdue bills and bankruptcy. Court fillings in 2020 showed that Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice, her former husband filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J. Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings require that the filers liquidate their assets to pay creditors for outstanding bills. Although a successful Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the filers to make a fresh new start in life, Teresa Giudice seems to be entangled in yet another man with weak financial underpinnings.

One of the headlining stars of the Real Housewives Bravo franchise, Teresa Giudice’s fiancΓ©, Luis Ruelas is being sued for failure to pay $113,000 in debts to a vendor that provided services to his company. Presently, Luis Relas, is filing for $1M bankruptcy.

Luis proposed to Teresa in October 2021. And she accepted his proposal of marriage. But Teresa Giudice, in spite of the promises of a fresh new start that the previous bankruptcy filing afforded her, and her divorce. Seems like the clutches of poor financial management hasn’t loosened its iron grip.

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We’ve got real housewives tips for you. Real Housewives of New Jersey celebrities notwithstanding, you don’t have to be a reality superstar housewife to succumb to the financial pressures related to economic downturns, shutdowns, lockouts and inflation. We have all been filling the pinch.

A bankrupt financial situation does not define you. Take the example of Teresa Giudice. She just keeps on going. Not that she is throwing her cares to the wind. Rather, she keeps living her life, thriving with adventure and bustling with passion.

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Perhaps Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey received some advice from others who have experienced economic hard times. The following real housewives tips can help you weather the torrents of any financial storm.

  1. Refrain from taking it personal. Sh!t happens. Life happens.
  2. Focus on things within your control (your attitude, health, emotional wellbeing, etc).
  3. Analyze your buying patterns with increasing scrutiny.
  4. Refrain from using consumer spending as an emotional crutch.
  5. Prioritize relationships that bring you happiness and joy.
  6. Refrain from emotional and physical withdrawal from life. Roll with the punches. When the going gets rough, the tough gets tougher.
  7. Steer clear of negative people who think negatively, complain constantly and are an energy drain.
  8. Consider expanding your social network.
  9. Exercise regularly, eat healthier foods, and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  10. Adopt mindful techniques to detox your mind from dysfunctional habits (emotional spending, emotional eating), for instance.
  11. Refrain from overly generalizing your temporary situational setback to permanent failure.

Look at the experience of Teresa Giuidce, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Her first bankruptcy did not dim her flame. “I’m from Patterson”, she has said. She has taken all in stride and keeps on dishing and kicking. Maybe we should do the same.