“The Real Housewives of Orange County” premiered last night, and while much of the show was what any regular viewer might expect, the one whammy was the nosedive of Shannon and David Beador’s marriage. It was revealed that David had strayed, and the couple was trying to move forward, and fighting to get their marriage back on track. Shannon opens up in her Bravo blog, sharing how they came to a decision to film such a raw and challenging time in their lives.
“I suppose the first thing I should address is why my husband and I have chosen to show such personal and private information on television. The decision was not an easy one. But after much counseling and discussions with our children, we thought that we would tell our story with the hope that other couples who have faced similar heartbreak can repair and restore their marriage like David and I are doing.”
We watched the Beadors at a couples’ retreat last night, in an uncomfortably revealing therapy session. Shannon writes about how she felt, as it was all going down.
“Tina has helped us to understand that so much of your personal history and baggage molds who you are. David and I do not want to adversely impact our children and are hoping to re-write our future to positively influence them. It is incredibly painful for me to see myself speaking negatively about my own childhood because I have an amazing relationship with my mother today. She went through some very difficult times as a wife and I am hopeful that my children will be able to move past the pain we have experienced as a family and continue to look forward.”
Shannon lets her readers in on what her thoughts were, when she heard her husband commenting publicly about his infidelity, during the session.
“When watching David reveal the highs and lows in his life, I felt like I was punched in the stomach. I saw that he listed the affair as both a “high” and a “low”. I heard him say that the affair gave him “new life”. Today, I am trying to process through the hurt that I feel from his comments. Some moments can be difficult, but I am focusing on the positive. I remind myself of the commitment that David has made to both me and our family. He has not only made himself accountable to me, but to everyone who watches the show, and for that, I am grateful beyond words.”
While I feel badly for Shannon, I certainly hope that Bravo doesn’t torture us with this far too personal storyline all season. Implant surgery is less painful than watching this play out!
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