I've been sick of Kelly since she began her attacks on anyone and everyone that didn't do & say what she wanted and who weren't immediately afraid of her. She showed no intention of dealing with this anger ... even seemed to get energy, life, and pleasure from it. I don't feel this part of Kelly has changed. Where I do see a possibility is in her desired relationship with her children and husband. Maybe ... just maybe she can find out that the rest of the world is not laying in wait their entire lives to get her. Maybe she'll find out, like I heard someone say, if you actually knew what little amount of time others actually spend thinking about you, you wouldn't worry about others.
It seems Kelly wanted to make her changes ONLY for her immediate fam (sons & hubby) and made that abundantly clear. I was shocked she was never called on her "mean girl" bully attitude and that it was simply referred to as a "tone"! But at least she admitted she has ruined much of her sons memories ... even tho she took that "tone" with them in discussing the matter (when her older son said "Mom, it's OK" I thought she was going to bite his head off when she said "No it's not" in that "YOU ARE WRONG, I AM RIGHT and don't argue with me!!!" tone.) But maybe she will see when and where she insists on being "right - end of discussion" . In all the apologies I saw, she was saying she was sorry while demanding she was right about it all and everyone else had no place responding.
I suspect Kelly will try to continue being decent to her hubby & sons ... she has established her position with them and is therefore safe learning to be vulnerable with them. They know well what she can do yet they never gave up on her ... so she can safely put down the whip and maybe even give them a little breathing room. I suspect even this may be difficult for Kelly. If she sees any one of them getting a little "out of bounds" based on her definition, and heading down a track that she doesn't like, I suspect she may put them back in their place ... then calm back down into a more loving place. For her sons, I hope she can let them explore who they want to be, what they want to do. I am sure they have lived being who she expects and may still choose careers, activities, etc. based on what they have been told is "acceptable". But, heck, we all do that. It's just a time to let them begin exploring what THEY want. I too want my child to choose a "good" career, etc. but my opinion of "good" may be different than hers ... and that is always hard. The true test of parenthood is when your child chooses something you yourself would not want (be it career, spouse, interests, etc.) yet you are able to support their decisions and love them when they aren't the person you dreamed of before they were born.
Kelly did irritate me but I did learn to see glimpses of the qualities she wanted - once she had established superiority and control. For now, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt ... that she chose to ONLY concentrate on her immediate family, knowing that is vital and really an emergency for her. Maybe she knew she could never concentrate on being vulnerable with her family if she thought she had to let her guard down with anyone else. Maybe someday she can begin applying it to others. I do think Kelly may be just one of those who will never feel safe in letting down her bully guard unless she first knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you will never, never, ever cross her .... ever!