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In the Thick of It

Bethenny thanks her fans for the support, and swears she's just like them.

By Bethenny Frankel

First of all, thank you so much for watching my show and sharing with me the joys, the stresses, and the ups and downs of life. I'm so proud of my work, my family, my show, and I am especially proud of my fans. You support me, you stick with me throughout this journey, and you have taught me a lot about you and about myself.

Marriage is a beautiful gift and probably the greatest decision I've ever made so far. I feel like I have a partner, team mate, friend, and someone always there for me and to always to be there for.That said, they say the first year is the toughest. That combined with a career that exploded, a new baby, and the filming of a television show can make things kind of crazy. This season, I really let you into exactly what that first year is all about.

This season tells the story of marriage, religion, in-laws, turning 40, trying to be a good wife, mother, and how to manage a business that just keeps growing.

It will make you laugh and cry but most of all, it is relatable. Ultimately, the nuts and bolts of my life are really no different than yours. There is a little more makeup, a few cameras, the occasional glitzy event, and lots of action but most of all; I'm home with my family doing exactly what you're doing in your house. Episode 1 is the weekend in Hazleton. Jason comes from a small town, the only place he's ever lived in his life besides New York. In that and every way, we are exact opposites.

I love the Hoppy's. They are the sweetest, most genuine people who raised my husband to be the beautiful man he is. As you know, I don't come from a close knit family, and I'm not used to bring with my parents all the time. If Jason's parents had their way, we'd live with them. It was difficult for us to find a balance and me to not feel like the bad guy. I'm still working on it. It is a process. They are wonderful people and parents, and I want them in Bryn's life. I also want Jason and I to also have our own family and intimate experiences that we experience alone.

As I mention in my next book, the key is "coming together" and making sacrifices for your partner because the sum is greater than its parts. Each of us has to adjust to the other's unfamiliar lifestyle because it makes our family stronger.

We will get there.

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