Kyle Richards Shares How She Copes with Anxiety These Days: "Everybody's My Therapist"

Kyle Richards Shares How She Copes with Anxiety These Days: "Everybody's My Therapist"

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom opened up about the tools she uses to regain her chill.

By Jenny Berg
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Kyle Richards has been open about the fact that she has anxiety — and she's even called her condition "crippling." Whether The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mother is having concerns about her health or about flying, there are certain situations that can trigger her to become anxious. So, what does Kyle to do regain her calm? Talking it out certainly helps.

While dishing with her former assistant Justin Sylvester on E!'s Just the Sip, the Beverly Hills mom opened up about her history with anxiety. "When my kids were little, it was very bad," she said. "I was scared of every little thing. Farrah slept at my chest for the first eight months of her life because I was worried about SIDS in the crib."

But as her kids grew up, Kyle said her anxiety: "Kind of shifted. Then it became, what if something happens to me and I can't take care of them? So that meant, what if I got sick? I don't want to get on a plane. What If get in a car and someone drives too fast? So all of that stuff that put me at risk to not be there for my children is what scared me. And I couldn't talk myself out of it." (Kyle's fear of flying has been documented on RHOBH.) 

These days, Kyle's anxiety still kicks up from time to time. "I can be better, and then all the sudden, one thing will trigger it and it's like, 'Oh! It's knocking on my door; I can feel it!'" she said. To cope, "I joke about it," Kyle shared. "The thing for me is, joking about my anxiety and talking about it with people, makes me feel better. A lot of people I know don't talk about it, and keep it to themselves. And they'll go to a therapist and all that. And I personally find to talk about it just makes me feel better. It's like, no offense, but everybody's my therapist now, so thank you! And it makes me feel better."

Plus, "I can find humor in anything," she added. "It's ridiculous, some of the things I do this season." Watch the clip above to relive a moment when Kyle was having anxiety. And she talks more about her anxiety in the upcoming episode of RHOBH on Tuesday at 9/8c. Preview, below.

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