Bethenny is really struggling with being labeled as the bad guy and she wants a change. Some of the people closest with Bethenny are telling her that isn't her anymore because she is making an effort to change. They're suggesting maybe Jason has issues he's struggling with and that therapy may allow him to work on the issues and understand why he is taking it out on her. She thinks she has become almost obsessive with her relationship and wonders if Jason thinks about it too.
It was a lot of work, work, work!!!! Work on the apartment has turned frustrating! Marc the architect can't get a response from the intertior designers and so when Bethenny meets with Marc she then has to call the designers and ends up telling them basically what needed to be done to move forward. Her hiring the best should mean that they can communicate and make things happen. Jason ends up calling Bethenny when she meets with the interiior designers and over speaker phone chews them out saying that the lack of communication is unacceptable and everyone needs to be sticking to the timeline. Thankfully answers were given and all seems to have been smoothed over for the time being.
More work... Bethenny meets with a web design team to create her new Skinny Girl website that reflects her and is a "world within a world" where fans can talk to each other about everything. When Bethenny asks what Skinny Girl means to the they give her some general answers and seemed to just in a round about way to say they loved her and her brand and how happy they were to be the designers. Bethenny simply said " I don't need you to love me and tellme how great I am. I just need you to do exactly what I'm telling you I want it to do."
Before the web designers arrived Bethenny had a heart to heart with Julie and Jackie. She expressed that communication should improve so that business could improve and have a little clean up. She also asked both if they planned to be in New York for the long haul and then emotions started running especially with Julie. I think she's beginning to want to branch out maybe do her own thing but she doesn't want Bethenny to think she isn't being loyal to her however Bethenny reassures her that she would never think that and I think after watching their relationship and Julie being Bryn's godmother, that would never happen. Julie is wanting to know what she wants next in life yet she doesn't know and then she gets frustrating and shuts down, much like we have seen Bethenny do over the years. All Bethenny wants is what is best for Julie and Jackie because if it is right for them it will be right for Skinny Girl and Bethenny.
Do to all the stress Bethenny has been feeling she decides to go see a chiropractor. it ends up that they have met before and while he is asking her health questions to determine what he may be able to do for her she asks questions back at him. "Do you sleep well? Are you married? I'm going to set you up with my friend after this. Do you want to tell me about your history then?" He really was a "tough nut to crack." He was not playing into Bethenny and her joking he was a serious and wanting to do his job well. Surprise...not! He ends up telling her she needs to slow down! "I get it Doc. I need to take a vacation but crack my damn back."
Hghlight of the night was Bethenny gets a girls night out with her friend Veronica while Jason has Brynn and Cookie at his parents for a visit. The coversation turns to Jason and some issues and how the second year of marriage is harder and how the farting begins. Bethenny being Bethenny takes this oppurtunity to ask the bartender some questions and learns he has a wife that he does not fart in front of. "What do you do? Take one of the corks from a bottle and stick it up your ass and pray for the best?" "He understands suffering for romance."
So it has been decided Bethenny and Jason are going to go with Dr. Amador out to sea for the relationship workshop. During therapy Bethenny discusses the unlying theme of the whole episode, Jason's birthday fiasco. She had planned for him and his best friend to go golfing and she and Jason had a romantic dinner and then at the end of the weekend he tells her she should have included his parents because it was his fortieth birthday. This is after he had acknowledged always being negative towards her and that he would never do it again. He tells her she should have involved his parents right before they went to bed and that really bothered her because he would go right to sleep but she would end up awake for hours obsessing and worrying over it. She was extremely hurt by this and had a really hard time recovering from it. She's feeling as though she is putting so much energy into the relationship and being someone she isn't and that because she has failed so much in her past that everything must be her fault. She thinks Jason is not where he thought he would be in work and resents that it is all Bethenny. However she can not change that and doens't know what to do becasue she told him how it would be in the beginning of relationship and he was fine with it. In the public we see Jason being the supportive husband but in the home he is not like that and she's feeling alone and like she is going insane. She continues to try and reduce the fighting between them and Dr. Amador says that speaks volumes of how committed she is to her family and Jason and anyone watching this season can see she definately is.
The morning Bethenny and Jason are suppose to leave for the relationship workshop they end up in another fight about his birthday weekend and Bethenny has had it. She wants Jason to take 50% responsibility for the relationship and wishes when she tried to discuss their issues or her concerns he would want to as well. He finally asks her if everyone thinking he is such a perfect husband bothers her so much and she tells him that it does. So he walks away saying, "I'm done. It's not worth it to me."
It was a horrible and emotional ending to a very heavy episode but we get the results of the fight next week!!