'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Recap: Lisa Rinna Totally Breaks Down

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Things I didn't expect to see when I tuned into this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Lisa Rinna having a total meltdown. I mean, the trailers for the season have indicated that this saucy, big-lipped lady can fight along with the best thug in a cocktail dress, but I didn't know the first real emotion we'd see from her would involve tears. Lisa went home to bid farewell to the home where she grew up in Oregon and the trip was so much harder than she thought it would be. 


It was funny to see that Lisa came from such a teeny tiny town given the size of her personality. It's always fun to see where these woman are from originally, but Lisa's visit basically had a pall of death cast over it the entire time which made it not exactly a walk in the park. Her dad is in his 90s and her mom is getting up there too. It's sweet to see that they are still together but Lisa herself is the first to acknowledge that she has had a very difficult time adjusting to the fact that they are older now and that as a result she's going to have to be taking care of them and not the other way around. 

Seeing Lisa's dedication to a traditional family more and more each week, it makes sense why her marriage to Harry Hamlin has lasted as long as it has. That's a rare thing in Hollywood, but Lisa had great role models for marriage when it came her parents, and it's wonderful to see that she's still learning from them even now. It must be so incredibly hard for her to be all the way in California and not able to be there for her parents on a day to day basis. Obviously part of growing up is moving away, but for someone who is so clearly very family focused, the distance has got to sting a little. I mean, just look at how she reacted to her family parting ways with her childhood home! I moved around a lot as a kid, so going from one home to the next is all I know. I can't imagine what a punch in the gut it must be to see the place where you grew up move into the hands of another family.


What did you learn from your parents about marriage?


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