FoxNews.com reported "Lisa Rinna revealed her husband almost divorced her when she agreed to join the cast of the Real Houseswives of Beverly Hills. 'I went to Harry and I said I'm thinking about [doing 'RHOBH'] and he looked at me and said, 'If you do this show, I'll divorce you,' Rinna said on Live! With Kelly and Michael.
Rinna says, 'I walked away and was done with it. He comes to me a day later and said, "I've thought about this and I think it'll be a good idea if you did it." He went through it. And I was like 'Okay.' And there you are!'" The pair, who have been married for 18 years, have gone through bumps in their relationship including Hamlin struggling with this sobriety.
This is a great lesson for a couple of reasons. First, Lisa went to Harry and clearly made joining RHOBH a decision between the two of them. She did not take it upon herself to unilaterally say, "I decided we're doing a reality show...just FYI."
Second, when Harry said he'd divorce her, Lisa didn't flip out and start an argument. She didn't remind him that she stood by him through his sobriety struggles and how it's her turn for something.
She let it go. And then she got her way. This won't always work. But often times you have a better chance of winning your battles if you don't throw a fit.
Now, it's possible Lisa just said this on tv, but the reality was much different. Sure, they could have fought tooth and nail over this.
Something tells me this isn't the case, though. You don't stay married as long as Lisa has if you don't learn diplomacy with your husband.
Until next time...
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