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Bethenny Frankel: This Was a Very Sensitive Week

"I simply know that this is becoming a pattern around me, and it makes me uncomfortable."

By Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny to Dorinda: "You're a Drunk"

This was a very sensitive week. I am so glad that you were able see the devastation in Puerto Rico.

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Perhaps I brought Dorinda because I sensed she needed a change. Had anyone else asked me (Luann did, in fact, ask to come), I certainly would have included them. Dorinda was curious about what I was doing at my birthday party, so I invited her. I’m sure you can understand why this wasn’t a group Housewives activity.

I felt tremendous compassion for Dorinda during that dinner and trip. I realized, while watching, that it triggers me and takes me back to my childhood. I won’t go into much detail, but I have experience with people acting irrationally while under the influence.

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This group wasn't judgmental at all. Michael was not only a wealthy real estate developer but a recovering heroin addict as well. He never went to a meeting — he simply stopped and decided to make the change.

Nobody’s perfect. I worked on these missions with people with troubled and checkered pasts, brushes with the law, battles with addiction, lack of meaning in life, terrible divorces, death — you name it. No one was judging Dorinda at all. I simply know that this is becoming a pattern around me, and it makes me uncomfortable.

Charity attracts all walks of life good and bad. Tune in next week!


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