Bethenny Frankel Should Try 'Liking' Her Husband

bethenny frankelBethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy make me kind of sad. Judging by the last few episodes of Bethenny Ever After, and what I've read about them online -- which, come on, has to be rock solid info -- they don't seem very happy. No longer do we see the googly-eyed lovebirds, always flirting and talking about their future. All that's there now is a frustrated, tired old couple, who seem to have perfected the arts of nit-picking, bickering, and venting behind the other's back. (Particularly Bethenny.)

The reason this makes me sad isn't because I have a serious emotional investment in them as a couple (okay, that's a small part of why it makes it sad). It makes me sad because, dude, they've only been together for about three years. Three years in you're supposed to still be obsessed.

I understand that Bethenny and Jason don't have a typical relationship -- and didn't have a typical courting period. They met, quickly got pregnant, got married, and have been dealing with Bethenny's booming business ever since. It's a lot more pressure than, say, the first three years of my relationship with my husband, where our biggest dilemma was where we should go to eat.

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But still. It seems too early in for things to be going the way they are for them. From what I've seen, it mainly seems like it's Bethenny's doing, but it's like they don't even appreciate each other at all. It sometimes seems like Jason is just there to support Bethenny and all her endeavors, and she even gets annoyed with him for doing that.

I can't even begin to comprehend how busy Bethenny is. But I do know that she's not putting enough time and energy into her marriage. And if she doesn't start soon, there's a good chance it'll disintegrate. And that would be a shame, because at one point, Jason seemed to be the only thing that really made her happy.

Check out a video that talks about how Bethenny and her husband "don't even like each other." Her words.

Do you think Bethenny and Jason are heading into dangerous territory? Do you think she's nice to him?

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Norma J Brill

     It's her dirty mouth, I never hear her say anything nice about him and how long is she gonna keep seeing that shrink. They need to get that show off the air.

nonmember avatar CMGM

Bethanny is a bitch! She doesn't deserve Jason! She'll ruin it! Just like the other Hollywood bitches! They get a litl fame and $ and their husbands get tossed like last weeks news! Just sayin!

Maria Foster

JMO but I think she's had it with his opinion of how her upbringing vs. his has so negatively affected her and makes him and his parents such better judges of how much time together is "normal".  As I watched that unfold last season, I could see it was going to be an issue and she's mentioned it a few times this season.  I've been there myself, have had a few friends who have too and it really sucks.  It's not a reason to leave someone or for a marriage to break down but it's definitely a good start to disliking someone and resenting them a lot.  I feel bad for them and their daughter.  I hope they work it out.

GirlN... GirlNamedBillie

She straight up looks like the crazy, sick sister from Pet Cemetary.

Jaci Miller

What is wrong with most of you commentors? You don't really know what's going on with them so quit judging. It's probably extremely hard to have cameras documenting your life 24/7 and keeping a smile on your face the whole time. The first five years are the toughest. Think about it: she has a new hubby, baby, booming business, t.v. show and lord knows what else. She's under pressure just like the rest of us moms. Instead of tearing her down maybe look at all she has accomplished and learn something from her hard work. 

Delamara Delamara

Noone forces anyone to do a TV show. I don't feel bad for ANYONE who complains from the cameras because they can turn them off and not do the show anymore. Being a reality star means you have no privacy because you gave it up to be famous. Sold your soul to the devil for a taste of that lifestyle and...It. Never. Works. Out..

Starl... Starladee1965

I have always thought that it would take a strong, confident man to stay with bethenny. She is very stubborn and hard pressed to "give" to her husband. But he knew that going into it, she hasn't changed and that is the problem, he thought marriage and a baby would soften her, and expected his wife to be like his mother. Doesn't work that way!!! The very thing he was attracted to in the beginning is now the thing he resents. Classic tale.

Littl... LittleManMama

It does seem like he could be nicer. Being a wife and mother has softened bethenny but last night he couldn't even give her that credit. And it seems that in next weeks episode he has some very unkind words so I don't think it's fair to blame only bethenny.

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