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RHOBH's Kyle Richards Hopes Sister Kim Will Be 'Happy & Sober For The Rest Of Her Life'

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Kim and Kyle Richards

We hope so, too!

RHOBH star Kim Richards entered rehab for alcoholism eight months ago, and she seems to be on the right track according to her sister Kyle Richards — which has significantly helped repair their relationship!

Kyle opened up in this week's People mag, saying her sister is focused on the future:

"I spoke to Kim the other day and she was confident and strong. I was like, 'Yes! Let's keep you here.' There are no guarantees, but I'm excited and hopeful."

While Mauricio Umansky's wife admits they used to fight growing up, Kathy Hilton's sisters have recently bonded after being estranged for a year in light of Kim's condition.

Related: Kyle On Kim Returning To RHOBH

Kyle admits being on the Bravo show taught her a lot about her sister's struggles with alcohol abuse:

"I used to be very angry with Kim about her issues. We had so many fights over the years. But seeing the show in season 1 opened my eyes a lot. People were like, 'Poor Kim,' and I was like, 'Wait, I thought we were the victims!' It made me realize, alcoholism is a disease and she can't help this. It taught me a lot."

When Kim was arrested back in April for public intoxication, Kyle says she was completely "in shock." But the 46-year-old says Kim has made tremendous strides but still will face many obstacles:

"There are no guarantees for someone who is an alcoholic. I'm always waiting for the end. 'When is this over? When can we put this away and start having fun?' But we can't ever do that. And that's something I've had to learn. I just hope Kim will be healthy, happy and sober for the rest of her life. She's got four amazing kids, she's an incredible mom and she has a lot to look forward to."

That's sisterly love right there!

Since Kim is returning to our TV screens, we're sure we will get to see a lot of her journey to recovery!

[Image via WENN.]

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