Kathryn Dennis and Chleb Ravenell break up on Southern Charm (recap)

Southern charm fans already knew Kathryn Dennis and Chleb Ravenell broke up.

It wasn’t until this week’s episode, however, that we got to see it.

Following their argument, they tried to have a makeup dinner.

The meal looked delicious. Unfortunately, some problems are too big to be solved even by meatballs.

At the start of Season 8 Episode 3, Kathryn Dennis calls Chleb’s mother, Debbie, while she is in the car.

Even when things aren’t going well with her boyfriend of one year, she loves to chat with her mom.

Debbie encourages Kathryn to try their relationship again – and Kathryn agrees. But will it work?

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After five days apart, Chleb returns home to his apartment.

There, Kathryn prepared a homemade meal, consisting of hand-rolled meatballs.

After all, there’s an old saying about a man’s stomach and the quickest route to his heart.

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To the cameras, Kathryn expressed lingering uncertainty about whether patching things up would be enough.

“I thought Chleb was going to be my person forever,” she admitted.

“But now it’s like, I don’t know,” Kathryn explained.

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Kathryn then assessed, “I feel like he has one foot in, one foot out. »

“I want to go home,” Chleb told him. ” I love you. »

The two knew they had a lot to talk about if they wanted this to work. Love alone is not enough.

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“I have a lot to do and I feel like you lack empathy for what I’m going through,” Kathryn said.

“You don’t care about my feelings,” Chleb replied.

He pointed out, “Honestly, I try to make it work. »

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“Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I need,” admitted Kathryn.

“And,” she continued, “what I didn’t get in this relationship. »

Kathryn then phrased it directly, “Like, I feel like you’re emotionally unavailable. »

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“I’ve had relationships with emotionally unavailable people,” Kathryn explained.

“And,” she observed, “I haven’t seen you take the steps necessary to fulfill the role that I would like someone to fulfill.” »

Chleb explained that he struggled to open up too much.

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In fact, Chleb admitted that his custody battle “sets me back” from their relationship.

“I didn’t know what I was getting into before I went out with you,” he said.

Chleb characterized, “Like three months into our relationship, you threw the kids right at me. »

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If that’s how he really feels, Kathryn suggested, “maybe you just shouldn’t be in a relationship. »

“I can’t keep trying if I don’t feel like you are trying,” she warned.

And it got to the point where they both realized it wasn’t a reconciliation dinner, but a formal breakup.

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“I never imagined what the time we would really like to go our separate ways would be like,” Kathryn began.

“But,” she announced, “I really think it’s the best thing for you and for me.” »

“Shit,” Chleb replied resignedly. He then packed up his things and left as Kathryn was in tears.

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