Alexis Bellino practically left ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ with out her mother, Penelope, however a last-minute reveal led to a extra constructive end result.
“Why is my mom so numb, when I’ve had so many things happen just as bad as her?” Real Housewives of Orange County alum Alexis Bellino questioned throughout the Dec. 20 season finale of Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition. Up till this week’s episode, Alexis barely noticed any effort from her mother when it got here to attempting to restore their relationship. So it wasn’t shocking to see Alexis inform Dr. V that she nonetheless had extreme resentment towards her mom. However, given the truth that this was how Alexis felt after per week and a half of intense household remedy, Dr. V was involved. “Today’s a big day,” she informed Alexis.
“I know, but for me, I was so wounded by her inability to show me the affection and empathy,” Alexis replied. “Why is my mom so numb, when I’ve had so many things happen just as bad as her? No, I wan’t hit by anyone. Yeah, she had a messed up childhood. So did so many other people.”
“Alexis, it’s day 10,” Dr. V informed her. “Is it enough for you? She’s 70 years old. She’s already had a traumatizing life herself.” But Alexis mentioned that she nonetheless wanted to see extra of a change. “To move our relationship forward, she has to put the effort in,” Alexis mentioned. Then, later in a confessional, she added, “I just know that I need the commitment from her that she’s going to continue therapy in order for me to feel 100 percent like I’m ready to walk out with her.”
Afterwards, when Penelope met with Dr. V privately, she revealed that she was molested at age 8. It wasn’t one thing that she had informed anybody earlier than, however Dr. V urged her to inform Alexis as a result of it will assist Alexis perceive why her mother is at all times so distant. Penelope wasn’t positive if she might do it, however after they stood face-to-face on the last ceremony, Penelope shared her secret. And each she and Alexis agreed to depart the home collectively and put the work in to repair their relationship.
All of Alexis’ co-stars (Aaron Carter, Corey Feldman, and so forth.) left with their households as nicely. No one went house alone.