In troubled times it’s good to have friends, and Dorinda Medley is not only sticking by her friend and fellow Real Housewives of New York City castmate, Jules Wainstein, she’s sticking up for her too.
In her recent Bravo blog post, Dorinda takes aim at the vertically challenged, soon to be ex-husband, Michael Wainstein, by blasting him as being an “absent father.”
“A wife never wants to believe that there is any monkey business going on,” she continued. “It’s hard enough to try and manage two small children, a growing work life AND be a wife. It’s a lot of work, and it’s a team effort that requires two willing and able participants. A wife can only hope and pray her husband is on the same page and working toward the same goals.”
“It’s now clear that Jules didn’t enjoy that in her marriage, and that’s sad,” Dorinda added.
As for the different the types of marriages being discussed this week by some of the ladies on RHONY – such as open marriages like Luann de Lesseps once enjoyed with the Count – Dorinda says there is never “justification” for cheating.
“They’ve been together for 10 years, and there are times when you can very easily disagree with one another, but that doesn’t give someone the justification to find a side fling. That’s the last thing you want to juggle when you’re already juggling so much. And the fear and paranoia of it alone is enough to paralyze you, so imagine how devastating and debilitating it is when you realize it’s the reality you’re living.”
During her trip in Miami, the phone calls to Jules’ children were heartbreaking and to her husband, frustrating.
Dorinda wrote, “Watching her make those two phone calls with her children and her now-estranged husband was heartbreaking,” she continued. “So dismissive, so condescending, like she was out of her mind for even asking where are you, what are you doing, why, for how long? It’s an awful position to be in — just awful.”
Michael’s side fling, Elyse Bensusan, is currently going through her own divorce.
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