I’m glad that on this week’s episode of Bridezillas we saw a couple that had balance. Ashanti played Donald Trump and fired all of her bridesmaids because they refused to sign bridal party contracts. Her groom Geoff was a laid back guy who acknowledged Ashanti’s outrageous ways…he accepted her for whom she was. The thing I loved about Ashanti, yes I said “love,” was that she acknowledged her craziness. Every woman has that tipping point where they can no longer function with day-to-day decisions such as choosing what shoes to wear on your wedding day. Wedding planning just does that. I understand that it can be one of the most difficult moments in a woman’s life and you don’t want to make that decision on your own without a solid support group like we saw with Ashanti.

Unlike past Bridezillas I’ve seen, Ashanti tried her best to hide her angry side from Geoff. It showed how much she cared about her relationship. As a man I’m glad she found alternatives to take that anger out on everyone else! It may not have been the right thing to do, but I’m proud that Ashanti had respect for her soon to be husband. Everyone around Ashanti understood that she was a drama queen. The contracts were a little out of the ordinary, but what do you do expect when you’re not able to pay the professionals because you‘re on a tight budget? Friends should take over those professional responsibilities because they are “loyal friends.” Perfectly understandable! Especially in LA…hometown of flaky friends who would probably get “stuck in traffic” or get into a “car accident while driving their grandmother’s car” anyway.

If you have a different opinion of Ashanti, let me ask you this…what man wouldn’t like a woman who is a clumsy pole dancer? Or a woman who gets buzzed at the nail salon with her girlfriends? Sounds like a keeper to me!

A lot of women say they want a “real man.” Well, my question would be “What is a real man?” Every woman has a different definition of what that is. Some women think a real man is someone who caters to all their desires. Others think that a real man is someone who is strong and macho. This leads me to Rochelle and her fiancé, Nathan, who got married on this week’s episode of Bridezillas.

Rochelle seems to be the type of bratty,18-year old girl who always wants to get her way. Wake up Rochelle! You will have a rude awakening, and I personally don’t think this marriage to Nathan will last longer than the sexual incompetence problem she mentioned more than once over the past 2 episodes. Nathan says the only thing he loves about Rochelle is the sex! Nathan sounds like a little boy that can’t wait to brag to his friends about losing his virginity.

Look at how many problems Rochelle had with her mom because her “dream wedding” was out of her parents’ price range. Soon she will have a dream house, dream car and dream children that all will depend on Nathan. She might want the new CLK 230, but you might only be able to afford a 1999 Honda Accord. Not shooting down your dreams there bud, but Rochelle is the kind of girl who won’t ever be satisfied. Soon you’ll be fed up with all the demands you can never meet. As a man, you have got to deal with her emotions. Not run away. I see your true colors and you don’t get my approval for manhood and marriage yet. Grow up!

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.

If you watched this week’s episode of Bridezillas, I hope you are as proud as I am. Thomas…you the man! I didn’t think he had it in him. When Thomas yelled back at Jeanine, “You don’t shut your mouth long enough to listen to me,” it had to be the most glorious moment in Bridezillas history. Here is a man who finally gets it. If you recall my last blog, I suggested that Thomas raise his voice a littttle bit. Thomas raised his voice and Jeanine had what Oprah would call an “Aha” moment.

I had enough of Jeanine as soon as she said, “When I first met you I knew you would be a one night stand.” This should be one of the most momentous occasions of your life for both families. If I were your father, I would be ashamed and probably have left the wedding myself. Congrats to Thomas once again, but I think this episode had a deeper meaning than just the drama that unraveled. It teaches us what love is not. It teaches us not to place blame on anyone but ourselves, and that there needs to be balance. Too bad Thomas attempted to establish that balance a little too late. Maybe he will learn he’s a push-over and hopefully change his ways. On to the next couple…

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.

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.