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Relationship and Sex Bethenny Frankel reveals the serious toll her divorce took on her health

In an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show today, she is speaking out about how going through her nearly four-year long divorce—hello serious emotional trauma—took a major toll on her health.

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Real Housewives of New York star opens up on her divorce.

(Women's Health)

The "Real Housewives of New York" star opened up in an interview with Dr. Oz.

It's no secret that dealing with an emotional rough patch can be a b—ch for your health—especially when it comes to your love life.

In an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show today, Bethenny Frankel is speaking out about how going through her nearly four-year long divorce—hello serious emotional trauma—took a major toll on her health.

“My hair was thinning, I had black circles under my eyes, I wasn't sleeping well, I was depressed, and lonely, and hopeless, and it felt endless and so many things happened," The Real Housewives of New York star says.

The eventual cure, besides finally settling her divorce in 2016, was finding balance in her life, she told Dr. Oz. "We all strive for balance, I think, whether it's sleep or motherhood or work or trying to be a good wife," she says.

"During my divorce, my definition of balance was when I'm working, I'm working and when I'm not working, I'm with my daughter, and I had two very separate lives. That was really all I had room for," she said.

"Now I'm trying to have a personal life and be a good mother and balance my work and sleep. I finally feel some balance and it's good. I didn't realize how not balanced I was until I now feel balanced.”

She also opened up about the importance of talking about women's health issues on Real Housewives and in the media. "Women have to speak more openly about these issues," she said of periods, endometriosis, and miscarriages, all of which she says she's experienced firsthand.

"A lot of people go through this and they don't talk about it. It seems awkward. It involves bleeding and girl stuff and icky...you don’t know if you're normal, if other people are experiencing that,” Bethenny says, candidly revealing that her period used to be like "a crime scene." 

Can we get a praise hands emoji for Bethenny's refreshing dose of reality when it comes to opening up about our health? Catch her full interview on The Dr. Oz Show today.

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