Whew! That was a hard episode to watch!!! Bethenny really did have a birthday disaster, and I think both sides have valid points. Yes, everyone should have listened to her and let her have her quiet little birthday --- but they were all just trying to give her love and affection. I wish she could have sucked it up and tried to enjoy it -- but the feelings that her birthday brought up were so deep and painful, that, as much as she tried to suck it up and enjoy the celebration, she just couldn't. And what made it worse, was the fact that as a result of trying to suck it up --- she just had a total meltdown instead.
I feel sorry for Bethenny when it is so hard for her to get past her childhood pain and disappointments. I hope that she will, in time, be able to do it, because her life is truly blessed right now. And Jason and his parents are angels!!! I hope they can hang in there with her, because in the long run, I think it will be well worth it. I just hope that Bethenny can learn to trust the love they're offering, because they are offering A LOT of love to her.