She's a New York Times best-selling author and self-made businesswoman—but Bethenny Frankel isn't afraid to admit she has failed when it comes to finding true love.
In her new book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After, the Skinnygirl mogul shares her insights about how to get a relationship right.
All week on the Daily Dish, we'll be posting exclusive excerpts. Today, Bethenny opens up about why developing a strong unit of friends is essential. Read on:
"Girlfriends exist for the sake of talking. Girls want you to talk, and they want to talk back to you. They especially want to talk about feelings—your feelings, her feelings, his feelings. A group of girls can sit down together and the talking won't stop for seven hours. It's therapeutic and we love to do it.
"So have your girls' nights out. Make them a priority. Have coffee with your best friend. Go on walks with your sister or your mom. Meet your coworkers for happy hour and talk your ass off. Your gay best friend is great for this, too—gay men love talking much the way women do.
"So go to town—fille the air with chitchat and gossip and noise. Then go home and reel it in. Say one thing at a time. Be friendly, light, easy, and if you need to discuss an issue, keep it to one subject only.
"Trust me—your relationship will improve, and there are plenty of other modes of communication he probably prefers."
Excerpted from I SUCK AT RELATIONSHIPS SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO by Bethenny Frankel. Copyright © 2015 by BB Endeavors, LLC. Published by Touchstone, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Reprinted with permission.