Khloe Kardashian Talks Rob Kardashian, James Harden, Explains Complicated Relationship With Lamar Odom

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Khloe Kardashian has a lot on her plate right now. In addition to her responsibilities, she is busy explaining a few trying situations.

Recently dishing about brother Rob Kardashian, Khloe gave a no-holes-barred statement about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star.

"My dad died when Rob was 16. Rob doesn't have a father figure in his life," she told People magazine. "When [our stepdad] Bruce [now Caitlyn Jenner] was around, he was great, but he was going through his own things that none of us understood at the time. Lamar was [Rob's father figure]. Once Lamar left -- and it's not Lamar's fault at all -- I think Rob didn't know where to go. He was like, 'I don't have guidance anymore.'"

"It's sad, because he's only wasting his life more and more," she added. "But he has to figure it out for himself. And he has so many people who want to help him."

"I've been working on my patience," Khloe Kardashian admits. "I've been really trying. But I have my moments and I do snap. I've offered to get a chef, I'm like, 'What's your excuse?' But it's not just that. I can't win life for Rob. I have to wait until [he's] ready to do it for himself."

Khloe has spent nearly every waking hour for the past few weeks at Lamar Odom's bedside. She caused much speculation about a renewed relationship between the two when she filed a petition to withdraw her divorce papers.

"I pulled back on the divorce because there is no rush for it," she told People. "For medical decisions and a ton of other things, it's just smarter that it's put on hold. But that does not mean I'm back with Lamar. It's not even in our brains to think about us having a relationship. Only time will tell."

What's the deal with Khloe Kardashian and James Harden in light of all that has transpired since Lamar Odom's near-death experience?

"James has been very supportive and awesome," she says. "He's been great with me."

"His season is starting," Khloe Kardashian adds of the Houston Rockets player. "And I'm just allowing everything to unfold. If it's ever too overwhelming [for him], then I understand that as well."

Would you want to be Khloe Kardashian right now? She shoulders a lot of responsibility for brother Rob Kardashian, most of the responsibility for Lamar Odom, and has put her relationship with James Harden pretty much on hold. Not only does it sound like Khloe Kardashian has a lot going on, she is likely in a state of emotional turmoil.

How long do you suppose Khloe Kardashian can keep up this frenzied pace?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.