Kyle Richards is opening up about how the death of her best friend from suicide led to the dramatic changes fans are seeing in her life on RHOBH.
RHOBH OG Kyle Richards is finally opening up about what led to the dramatic changes currently going on in her life.
During last week’s episode of RHOBH, Kyle confessed to her co-stars that she can’t afford to be depressed, which is why she ultimately stopped drinking and started focusing on exercise to help ease her anxiety.
The Instagram account @yourbishtherapist shared insight into what she believes Kyle Richards is going through following the sudden and shocking death of her best friend, Lorene Shea, who passed away in May 2022 of suicide, ensuing struggles with mental health. Lorene and Kyle had been friends since they were seven years old.
According to @yourbishtherapist, Kyle experienced “severe depression and anxiety” as well as “survivors guilt and blame/shame” following the “significant” loss of her childhood best friend.
To cope with the “intensely painful” loss, Kyle “realized she needed to do something…to avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms due to her family history of addiction.”
“Kyle’s commitment to addressing her emotions in a healthy manner led to her [stepping] away from alcohol” and “channeling unwanted urges into a productive outlet,” i.e., working out.
The account also noted that Kyle and Mauricio’s marriage issues probably occurred because Kyle “expected emotional support from Mau that he was incapable/unwilling to provide,” which “left Kyle feeling disappointed, resentful, and betrayed.”
Kyle shared the post from @yourbishtherapist on her Instagram Story and encouraged RHOBH fans to swipe through them. She also added her comments on the therapist’s findings.
“Please click on this & swipe through these posts…Everyone knew I was dealing with this. For whatever reason, it wasn’t shown on camera YET. This will be addressed very soon.
However, I do believe Moe tried to be there for me. Although, I’m not sure anyone knew exactly how to be.”
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