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I go back and forth about Tamra Barney. Sometimes -- like, so far in this season of Real Housewives of Orange County -- I like her (mostly because I hate Gretchen Rossi so much). Other times, she makes me want to put my fist through the television. When I hear that she's already talking about marrying her new boyfriend, Eddie Judge, though -- I just feel sorry for her.
If you watched Real Housewives last Sunday, you know that there are few things more awkward to ever grace the screen than the "bathtub scene" with Tamra and her boyfriend. It was gross. He looked horrified. She looked pathetic. Now she's talking about marriage with him?! I don't know about you guys, but I didn't think the two them screamed "ready to tie the knot."
If you ask me, I think Tamra is a little thing called infatuated -- and she doesn't know how to be alone.
Tamra's certainly not the first person in the history of the world to have a rebound romance. I'm all for rebound romances. Get your mind off the guy, have a little fun, no harm, no foul. But the difference between Tamra and lots of other women is the fact that she can't be alone. For five seconds. And she and Eddie clearly aren't meant for one another.
Yes, they had their hands all over one another when they went out to dinner with that other dude (which, awkward for him), but lust and midlife angst (is there such a thing?) is not real romance. It is probably the result of being in a crappy, sexless marriage for so long. My guess is when she and Simon first met, they acted in a similar way.
So, Tamra, I ask you, beg you, just slow down. Get to know yourself without a dude. Take up knitting. Go see a foreign film. Take a weekend trip alone. Because everyone knows -- I think even you deep, deep, deep, deep down -- that this is just not meant to be.
What do you think of Tamra already talking about marriage?
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