2. New Tami and Old Tami Are One And The Same
Evelyn said it best when she said in last night’s episode, “Tami’s trying to change, but I think Tami will forever be that chick that tells you to ‘go f*ck yourself.’” To wit, Tami visited “the world renowned life coach” Vasavi Kumar to discuss her knack for wanting to curse a person out and go upside their head. However, it wasn’t long before she said that while she’s working on dealing with her anger issues, “It just seems that within this journey, people won’t allow me to progress.”
She then invokes Shaunie’s comment about how meeting her could go either good or bad, followed by additional comments about mannerisms that lit her fuse. In response, Vasavi took her back to the source of those frustrations: her mommy. Yes, it’s always a deep-seeded childhood issue that spurs so many adults to behave as if they have no home training.
I wish Tami well, but there’s something about the way she refuses to own her behavior that makes you wonder whether she’ll ever conquer her demons. It shouldn’t be long now before she meets with Iyanla Vanzant. Tami may hate the phrase, but that meeting could go really well or really badly. One thing is for certain: Iyanla would probably know to look for the sucker punches Tami’s good for throwing. Iyanla looks like she’ll shake that voodoo priestess vibe and go straight Floyd Mayweather if you push her hard enough.
P.S. Tami’s best moments on camera are when she's with her children. I’d rather see Tami talk about business and family with her pretty, well-mannered daughters versus watching her spontaneously combust over inconsequential comments made by half-friends.