Khloe Kardashian — you and your family have been hinting about your marital issues with Lamar all season on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ You’ll get total respect if you just open up about everything!
Khloe Kardashian: Show Lamar Odom Problems On ‘KUWTK’ — Time To Open Up
He’s been living apart from you in another loft you two own near LA’s Skid Row section, and you only rarely see each other these days. Clearly, this has been an extraordinarily difficult time for you, especially because you still love your husband of four years.
Now you’ve started to let the KUWTK cameras show your fans some of the emotional difficulties that you’ve been going through. On the Nov. 3 episode, you were filmed receiving multiple calls from Lamar while you were on a family trip. He even called Bruce Jenner to see whether you were with your stepdad. Then at another point in the show, you received a call from your assistant saying that Lamar was not at your house that morning and that he wasn’t answering his phone.
When you answered, Khloe, you tried to sound casual as you admitted that it wasn’t the first time that Lamar had disappeared on you. And while you tried to shrug it off, your family seemed stunned. After all, it’s not normal for a husband to just disappear and leave his wife guessing as to his whereabouts.
You have to remember, HollywoodLifers, that this was filmed months ago, before Lamar’s issues became so public, but Khloe, it’s clear on KUWTK that you were struggling as you tried to keep your marriage together and your family’s worries in check. Nevertheless, I actually think it would be a good thing if you let Keeping Up with the Kardashians viewers in on how you’ve been feeling.
Khloe Kardashian — You Will Get ‘Enormous Respect’ If You Open Up About Your Marital Problems
The show is infamous for being completely revealing. We’ve seen Kourtney Kardashian give birth twice, we’ve seen Kim Kardashian go into labor, we’ve seen Kris Jenner get breast implants and a face lift, and meet up for lunch the man who broke up her first marriage. Your family has not exactly been shy about revealing their most personal feelings and events. By doing so, you have pushed the limit on your privacy as a family, but on the other hand, you’ve also created a tremendous bond with your fans.
Now Khloe, I think you can count on enormous respect and sympathy from your viewing audience for you and the situation that you’re in with Lamar. Kardashian fans love you, and they admire how hard you’ve reportedly tried to get Lamar into rehab. They admire how you refuse to abandon him, even as it has become more clear that he is battling very serious demons. You’ve stayed true to your marriage vows when most women would have given up.
So I think sharing more of your feelings and concerns about Lamar on the show, rather than keeping everything inside, could be cathartic for you.
“You never know the ramifications, but it’s always better to allow your feelings to be known,” says relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle of drgilda.com.
While Dr. Gilda doesn’t know what the consequences would be for you if you went public with your agony, she doesn’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing to do. But she definitely believes it’s unhealthy for you to be in denial about the depth of Lamar’s issues.
“Not confronting Lamar’s issues in reality is damaging to your own mental health,” adds Dr. Gilda, the 30-second therapist for the Today Show.
Khloe, you’ve been hinting about your state of mind on Instagram and Twitter, and in fact, you just Instagrammed this saying from Buddha on Oct. 31: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
It appears with those words of wisdom from Buddha, that you may be trying to gracefully let go of your marriage because it’s not meant for you — at least not in its current state. But rather than just hinting about how you’re feeling, I think you can be comfortable in knowing that KUWTK fans and viewers will give you their heartfelt support and positive feedback if you decide to use the show to truly be open about your stress and sadness.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Should Khloe open up more about her marital feelings and troubles on the season finale of KUWTK? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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