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Bethenny Frankel Suffering An 'Emotional Storm' Of Grief Over Dennis Shields

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Sep. 18 2018, Updated 6:02 p.m. ET

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Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is currently working through the loss of her former boyfriend Dennis Shields by focusing on relief efforts for Hurricane Florence. Keep reading to find out how the reality show is finding balance between mourning and humanitarian aid.

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“The work I am doing for hurricane relief is a good outlet,” she admitted to People.

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However, she also explained that she was trying to remain mindful and aware of her emotions. She said, “I’m trying to not get too immersed and not avoid the grieving process and feeling. I am going through an emotional storm and must go through and not around it.”

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The 47-year-old continued, “People are suffering way more than I am. People have helped me get through my despair with their love and inspiration and now it is my turn.”

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Bethany also explained that post-hurricane efforts were always something inspired by Dennis. She said, “He embraced and applauded everything I did and cheered me on from the sidelines."

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As OK! readers know, the New York City banker was found dead after a suspected overdose in his Trump Tower apartment back on August 10.

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Do you think Bethenny’s hurricane relief effort is a healthy outlet for her grief? Let us know in the comments!

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