All of this. I don't think Lala just got sober for Rand, because she's lamented having an issue with drinking since she joined the show. Or maybe since S5, but it's been awhile. As someone who finally quit drinking myself but took awhile to do it, I've felt her journey and was thrilled to read recently that she was five months sober. I really HOPE she's doing it for herself and the night of the hurricane-window shattering was just a catalyst. Doing it for another person rarely works. But it still really SUCKS to think you have a partner with you in the sobriety journey, only to have them flake out in a major way.
Also yeah, with the cheating or at least cheating-tangential behavior o' Rand. Dating a cokehead alcoholic with a propensity for cheating is NOT fun; I've been there, and there often feels like they have different rules set for themselves that doesn't apply to others. And if you're dealing with someone who's those things, and narcissistic AND rich af? Chances are, there's going to be a lot more tits and ass around that most people don't have to give a pass to in their ostensibly monogamous relationships. I feel bad for Lala and really wish she would get together with not James per se, but someone who she bonds with like that -- as a friend and trustworthy companion. Girl already has money and she's smart. I think she would be financially just fine on her own, while living a more authentic life.
Also (sorry, not sure how to do quoting within an edit and don't want to double post):
" Stassi is a nice friend to her it was sweet to say 'I’m excited to be around you.'" ~ iloveit
YES!!! Omg. In that moment, I wanted Stassi to come live with me and be my BFF. That made me cry, so sweet!!!!!