Hi everyone - just wanted to say I'm overwhelmed by all of the kind comments you have sent me since the show aired last night. What you saw was a really difficult night that affected all of us for a very long time. A lot of people asked me why I'd stayed out of the Kyle/Camille conflict as much as I had, and it was because I didn't think it was based in anything substantial or life-altering. But when family fights - that is a whole other ballgame. You can choose your friends, and you can choose to move on from friendships, but family is so, so important. As a mom and a sister, it was such a painful night to see. What you saw was just a portion of a much longer evening.
People asked me who won that night, and I have to say I don't think there is ever a "winner" when family fights. Everyone loses.
I'm getting a lot of tweets and questions about who I thought was right/wrong. The thing is that Kyle and Kim have vastly different responses to conflict - Kyle is more able to jump in and Kim retreats. I was encouraging Kim to speak up in the limo because fight & flight are two responses to conflict - but neither really works. Has to be some middle ground, both in family and business.
Well put, Adrienne! But we have a feeling the fight’s not over yet: Next week’s reunion show is just a week away, and from the looks of it, we’re in store for another trainwreck.