They're both "frisky and often in trouble," B explains.

on Jan 19, 2011 - The Dish0

Bethenny Frankel and her dog, Cookie
They say dogs are like their owners. But according to Bethenny Frankel, her pooch is more like a certain troubled paparazzi magnet.

"Cookie is like Lindsay Lohan: She is beautiful, misunderstood, frisky and often in trouble," The Bethenny Getting Married? star explains to SheKnows.com about her overprotective canine. "However, she has a great heart and she is the love of my life. She was my first and only family until I met my husband."

Now that single-life is over and her brood has expanded to include hubby Jason Hoppy and daughter Bryn Casey, the Skinnygirl mogul confesses to feeling overwhelmed by the new pressures of balancing home life while continuing to grow her  fitness and reality show empire.

"Women take on too much. I preach following through and commitment (which is essential) but when we've gone over the limit, it is mentally and physically unhealthy. We need to know when to stop," Bethenny advises.

We're not sure how this particular advice works with the best-selling author's latest book, A Place of Yes, but you have to hand it to her — Bethenny knows how to connect with her female audience. "We beat ourselves up when we should be taking care of ourselves. I'm still working on this but will go through this with you," she promises.

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