We could all benefit from a life coach once in a while, but if there is one person who really needs one, then it’s Taylor Armstrong. After dealing with divorce, domestic abuse, financial problems, and her husband’s tragic suicide, the reality star needs someone to hold her hand and help her face the cruel world.
Fortunately, life coach Melanie Mar has begun working with Taylor to make this difficult time a little more bearable, and explained to Wetpaint Entertainment how she has counseled the single mother.
“I started working with Taylor by coaching her on how to communicate her wants and needs in a non-threatening manner and teaching her how to explain that certain behaviors are not acceptable,” Mar, who met Armstrong through mutual friends at various dinner parties and events, told Wetpaint Entertainment in an exclusive interview.
"It was important for me to help Taylor find her voice so she could be heard,” she explained. “The most important word a woman needs to be able to say is ‘NO,’ and unfortunately, it also seems to be the hardest."
Mar appeared on Episode 3 of RHoBH while counseling Taylor on her marriage woes, and while it is unfortunately too late to save Russell, she does offer essential advice to people in similar dire situations.
“My advice to anyone in Taylor's shoes is to seek all avenues of assistance available to you. There is no shame in admitting that you can't work through your situation alone,” Mar said. “There is no shame in admitting that you can't work through your situation alone.”
Along with Taylor, Mar has worked with another star who lost her husband to a high-profile suicide, Courtney Love. “She gets such a bad time in the press but is always is so incredibly candid with me, and I want to thank her for that,” she revealed.
Another famous friend of the life coach is Millionaire Matchmaker star, Patti Stanger, and is a partner in Millionaire’s Club International.
“I met Patti many years ago — in fact, she had just started the Millionaire's Club,” explained Melanie. “A few years later, on Valentine's Day, I was listening to the radio and it mentioned that 22 million people were members of matchmaking agencies and that in 5 years time it would be a billion-dollar industry. Hearing that prompted me to call Patti and the rest, as they say, is history!”