Kim Richards has had her share of heartbreak, including a fiancé’s murder and mentally ill child.
Her struggle with sobriety has reached new lows, resulting in the 50-year-old’s petty theft arrest at a local Target on Aug. 2.
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While some, including ex husband Monty Brinson, believe this was a terrible misunderstanding; there are issues lurking beneath the surface that may explain her sad downward spiral.
In Touch spoke with Human Behavioral Specialist Dr. John Demartini, who does not treat Kim, about her behavior.
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“She has a tremendous amount of wounds and pressure from childhood,” he explains. Her shocking behavior includes living in her car and possibly abusing prescription drugs.
Kim’s only hope of recovery may be dealing with her demons head on. He speculates that she is “jealous of other people having a life that she’s wanting…and looking for pleasure to avoid the pain.”
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Dr. Demartini advises “identifying the trigger, clearing it up and chipping away until there is nothing left.”
Hopefully, Kim gets the help she needs before her story takes an even more tragic turn.
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