Let's give Bethenny Frankel a little bit of credit.
She may exploit her personal problems for professional ratings, but at least the reality star is somewhat up front about them. She isn't blaming divorce chatter on anonymous sources or misguided tabloid stories.
In the latest issue of People, Frankel admits that, yes, she and husband Jason Hoppy have suffered through many ups and downs. Their union is far from perfect.
"We've been scared. The second year of marriage was not easy," Bethenny tells the magazine. "We hit bottom, [but] we came out the other side."
Frankel and Hoppy's issues were on full display for most of Bethenny Ever After, the celebrity's follow-up to The Real Housewives of New York City.
But now that she's away from those programs - "I'm done with putting my personal life and family on reality television... Enough about me," Frankel says - Bethenny believes the future is bright.
"I think we have what it takes to make it work. I don't have a backup plan. It's not like shopping for shoes and getting a new pair. That's not what it's about."