Frankel says she's "relieved" the gabfest is over because she's a "free spirit" who felt a "bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted" by the format.
"I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I’m surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me," Frankel wrote.
"When interviewed about the show, I always said that it could only work if I was true to myself and only if it was genuinely a good fit and marriage which it turned out not to be."
Bethenny added that it was difficult to tell her staff members they are out of work and she admired Ellen, Oprah and others for making a tough job look so easy.
What does the future now hold for this ex-Real Housewife?
"What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break," she wrote "I have been striving and climbing and white-knuckling for so long that I need a rest from the grind. I’m a little over myself and wouldn’t blame anyone else for being over me as well."
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