Originally, we were shown this "perfect, happy life", with Mother Ego necklace as the horrid mother that she is. I truly believe her Rainbow Brite mom is awful and a complete narcissist, and I still think that Braunwyn is/was a victim of this, but she has turned out to be just as bad. Braunwyn needs deep dive therapy, possibly EMDR, to get into her childhood.
But instead, she continues to abuse Sean, because he'll take it. This way, she gets to put the abuse she suffered onto Sean, which temporarily makes her feel better.
She made a comment about that sex apartment that they "had". Guess they were renting it, the lease must have run out. Again, a bunch of smoke & mirrors.
Kelly made a comment on WWHL a few months ago about Braunwyn, to "wait and watch", as we will all see the problems with Braunwyn. I'm no huge Kelly fan, but we now see exactly to what she was referring.
Re: John's house. It is right on the marina/dock as shown, with a boat slip in the back (again, shown on t.v.). It's a super small house, compared to the other houses, but it's been completely redone inside (as we've seen) and is pretty valuable. Perfect for a bachelor. So while I'd like to hate on John for his house, I can't. I'll just hate on him for liking screechy, overbearing Shannon so much.
Oh....and Shannon? No one calls it "Wyco". If you're trying to do a Texas accent: Waaaayco.