cynthia baileyYou can be in a romantic front-bottom touching relationship with someone and not share a roof with them. Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, before the major daughter-banging catastrophe responsible for their rupture, would wave at each other from their own, separate apartments across the park from each other: Couples in romantic relationships enjoying their own space might be considered slightly unorthodox, but it is by no means unheard of -- unless you're a Real Housewife. 

In Housewife-land when your husband mentions getting his own little bungalow, it's not because of your shared belief in the importance of personal space. It's because he's thinking about leaving for good. This week up on the chopping block (I'm watching Chopped right now as my RHOA digestive, btw, so pretend Ted Allen is writing this), the marriage of Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas

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In fact, you can make the argument that this week's episode was all about marriage. Peter tried to make it clear to Cynthia that having her sister unexpectedly staying with them for two months (TWO MONTHS) was only highlighting the crazy in their union. He made really good points. In fact, Cynthia trying to make Peter "be civilized" during their fight sort of proved his point -- she's already putting a damper on how they truly behave when they're alone, and her sister has only been there one week. 

Phaedra Parks found ghosts of her dating-life-past coming back to haunt her. After all the drama about her past relationship with Mynique Smith's husband Chuck coming to light in Savannah, now Phaedra has to deal with Chuck back in Atlanta. He's got his panties in a bunch. Dudes. This is all ancient history.

Chuck choosing to tell Phaedra that she was crazy and they never dated while they were a.) stuck in a car together and that b.) she'd just done him a favor was declasse. I felt almost as awkward watching it as NeNe Leakes did -- and that's saying something. I so desperately wanted Apollo Nida to karate kick in the windshield and whisk his lady away.

If all this dating drama is from high school and the parties involved are all happily married to other people -- then why does it even matter who said what about whom roughly a million years ago? For heaven's sake. When I was in high school, I was positive that I would one day have sex with Sting. HIGH SCHOOL WAS A LONG TIME AGO GUYS.

Did you think Chuck was out of line? Also, what are your thoughts on Sting?

 

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