Before I get to talking about Callie and Jeanine, here’s an important lesson to any woman out there: “In order to get respect, you have to give respect.” It’s an anthem Aretha Franklin made for you all back in the late 60s. Women can be catty and people can be mean, but what you can control are your own actions. Even when Jeroen’s family spoke Dutch, Callie assumed that she was being talked about. She cried and shined to Jeroen. Everyone else was always the problem. She always “tried so hard.” It’s the same thing I always hear with the women in my life. I have a younger cousin who switches up BFFs like she switches socks. Ask her why and she’ll say her friend started acting like a b*itch. Yet she is never the problem!
The problem was Jeroen’s family didn’t have a problem with Callie. She thought there were problems. When she apologized to Jeroen’s sister she didn’t like the way the apology was accepted. What more could anyone do for Callie!? The family respected her, they greeted her, they complimented her, but yet the issues remained! Women are usually not straight forward…they want you to figure out what they feel. Men are different. We forgive each other, we talk it out and then we give a big manly hug and a secret handshake that symbolizes our special bromance.
Keep it simple ladies! If you have a problem with anyone, talk about it. It might not have the outcome you want, but accept it for what it is! I know I’m not your parent, but when you have a problem give a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Jeremi Dudu is an intern in the Digital Media department at WE tv. He enjoys writing about health, wellness and relationships. Jeremi received his degree in Communication from the University of Southern California.