updated 01/06/2014 AT 2:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/06/2014 AT 8:30 AM ET
Cynthia Bailey’s surprise announcement to husband Peter Thomas that her sister wanted to move in despite the pair’s contentious relationship escalated a fight that revealed deep cracks in their marriage on Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“We can’t continue like this Somebody needs an escape route,” Thomas said, telling his wife he’d like to get a “man cave” in Atlanta where he could go to escape the stress of their relationship.
“Married people don’t get a bungalow across town,” Bailey, 46, said. “Next thing, you’ll be asking for a little hottie on the side.”
Continued Bailey: “I moved to Atlanta because I was completely in love with you but this roller coaster ride is exhausting I was not depressed when I met you.”
When Bailey indicated that Thomas didn’t “worry about the bills,” he want ballistic.