This week on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we saw Yolanda Foster tell Brandi Glanville to change her behavior toward Joyce Giraud. Now, Yolanda is explaining why she still is maintaining her friendship with Brandi.

"It is extremely hard to see a friend behave the way that [Brandi] did, and I am not going to defend it  but I am also not going to walk away from our relationship while knowing she is in a severe depression," Yolanda writes in her Bravo blog. "Again, depression is not an apology for Brandi's behavior, but it's a very valid reason."

"I agree with Joyce when it comes to her issues with Brandi's choice of communication, but I would hope that one day she will learn that life is not black and white and that as she matures as a woman, she will learn to have a little more empathy for those who battle something she knows nothing about," Yolanda continues about Joyce.

Yolanda feels that Joyce's meeting with Lisa Vanderpump this week was "not genuine," and Yolanda takes issue with all of the money that Joyce has spent on gifts for Lisa. "It made me doubt Joyce's intentions because at the end of the day, friendships cannot be bought," she writes. "All that money could have gone to a great charity and really made a difference in someone's life that truly needs to be gifted."

Do you think that Brandi is acting the way she has because she's dealing with depression? And do you think Joyce is trying to buy Lisa's support?

Source: Yolanda's Bravo blog