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Kyle Richards: 'Real Housewives' Reunions Are 'Mental Torture' (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/27/2012 3:35 pm Updated: 01/27/2012 4:59 pm

With "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion set to air Monday night on Bravo, Kyle Richards sat down for an interview with "Good Morning America" (weekdays, 7 a.m. EST on ABC) to talk about her sister Kim Richards' struggles with alcohol abuse, and just how stressful the reunions can be.

The segment started off with a preview clip from the show in which Kim admits that she's an alcoholic. Reflecting on her at times rocky relationship with her sister, Kyle told "GMA" that, "There was a lot of passive agressiveness going on between the two of us ... The limo fight ... there were things going on that the audience wasn't aware of. I had a lot of pain and built-up anger and frustration towards her and obviously she did towards me too. It was a vicious cycle," she explained.

Richards also discussed the psychological toll that the "Housewives" reunions take on the cast. "It's really like mental torture sitting there with all the women. We put our arguments to rest a few months ago and then all of the sudden to rehash everything, is very painful. And if you're very honest and people are highly sensitive, it leads to an argument again. I always laugh because in the morning we're running around and laughing, going back and forth to each other's dressing rooms, and by the end of the day, there are always a few who aren't talking or whose feelings are hurt."

One of the arguments that viewers can reportedly expect to see rehashed is Richards' long-simmering feud with Camille Grammer, which came to a head in Season 1 during a dinner party with Richards' friend Faye Resnick and Grammer's friend Allison DuBois.

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Tune in to the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion Monday, January 30, at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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