We guess that sometimes even licensed professionals know when to say enough is enough!
Sadly, Bethenny Frankel confirmed rumors that she and Jason Hoppy were having marital troubles to be true yesterday when she announced that after two years, the pair was separating!
And now, it appears that the reality starlet was opposed to even going that far…until her therapist, who has made frequent appearances on Bethenny Getting Married and Bethenny Ever After, convinced her that it was necessary to do if she really wanted to ensure their marriage survives long-term!
An insider explains:
"Bethenny was adamantly against formally separating from Jason because she viewed it as giving up on the marriage, and she just isn't ready to do that. It was her therapist that recommended the trial separation to give the couple some breathing room, and experience life without each other on a daily basis. Bethenny and Jason have been having the same arguments for a very long time, she thinks he is too critical of her, and he thinks his wife is can be a control freak. The one thing they both agree on is that their 2-year-old daughter Bryn will not be adversely affected by this break. Bethenny and Bryn will remain in the apartment and Jason can spend as much time as he wants with her. Jason is a devoted dad, and Bethenny recognizes that."
Well, we're relieved to at least hear that despite the very obvious problems they're having, they're both concerned with keeping their little girl's health and happiness the main priority…and ensuring that they still work to get along for her sake!
It's obvious these two care about each other very deeply, and we sincerely hope that the doctor's orders are effective in helping them determine the best way for them to successfully co-parent, whether or not they can make their relationship work in its current form!
Stay strong, you guys!
We know how hard this all must be, and you're in our thoughts!
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