Why do people stay on the show? MONEY and FAME. Being recognized from the show and getting better tables at restaurants, etc. is a nice perk. Why are some things (revealing menstral cycles, drama between J & G, etc.) shown on the show? Money, ratings, scripted "reality" to make a good story and have people want to watch, talk about it, and even discuss in forums like this one!Everyone appearing on this show gets a Bravo paycheck, with the regulars (Jeff, Jenni, Gage, etc) getting a hefty one. Plus Jenni gets more as producer. I think we would be surprised at how lucrative it is for most of the people on the show and that some of the items and work can also be claimed/ considered when doing taxes because because they are seen on the show. Including clips of Jeff making rude/ controlling statements about Gage make for good TV and get people talking!