LAST EDITED ON 04-19-06 AT 07:28 PM (EST)
What a treat to read so many intelligent thoughtful posts about Kelly!!! Thank you. Such a pleasant change from some of the other Kelly threads. (I know, I know, mods, don't talk about the other posters, talk about the houseguests) I too see a big change in Kelly, but I also see that she has a long way to go. Good for her in soaking up all the help she could get in order to get this start.
GeeGee, I can empathize with your hopes and wishes that the SO house could have helped Kelly more than they did with the rest of her family. Unfortunately, like someone said upthread, that would have taken a lot longer, more intensive, course of therapy than what they are able to offer. While you are being very gracious in your comments about Kelly, I can hear your disappointment in your posts, especially about the phone call she made to you. It probably would have been better for you to be able to discuss the childhood situation and been able to work out some agreement on it, but she really was just following her coach's instructions to not get into justifying her behavior, but just apologize for her part in it. Maybe once Kelly gets more secure in her immediate family and how she relates and deals with them, she'll be more comfortable in going a little further and digging a little deeper. It sounds like some family counselling would be good for the relationship between the two of you to discuss how you both feel about it.
In the meantime, way to go Kelly! I look forward to seeing the makeover tomorrow. Little leery about what crazy Andy might do to her, but I think even just a good styling from a hairdresser will make a big change.