“I’ve realized that whenever I am at a point in my life where I have some big emotions to process, the best thing for me to do is to spend some time alone — other than being with [my dog] Ysa of course, but I truly feel like she is a part of me, so she doesn’t count,” the Dancing With the Stars professional, 37, wrote by way of Instagram on Sunday, March 6. “If I’m being honest, really feeling my feelings is new to me.”
The ballroom dancer confessed that she’s spent her “entire life up to this point” feeling “numb” to her feelings, and he or she’s “learning that really going through them is A LOT harder” than she anticipated.
“There’s the obvious reason it’s hard — that the emotions I’m experiencing right now are complicated and aren’t exactly happy,” she added. “But the less obvious reason is that I’m realizing I have a tendency to judge my own feelings and if I’m with other people, that magnifies. I get so focused on other people’s perception of how I’m dealing with my emotions — which then in turn leads me to question if I am feeling things the ‘right way.’”
While she acknowledged that she’s not “the only person” who tends to assume that manner, she additionally famous that it’s tough to unlearn that conduct. As she continues to work via her highs and lows, Burke wrote that “being alone for a few days has been the best thing” for her, concluding, “I encourage anyone else out there to try it and not feel guilty for needing that space.”
The former Dance Moms star has been candid about her headspace since submitting for divorce from Lawrence, 42, final month. Us Weekly confirmed on February 23 that Burke filed to end the pair’s marriage after practically three years. According to court docket docs obtained by Us, the duo separated on January 7 shortly after celebrating the holidays together.
Burke went on to ask her fans for privacy as information of her breakup made headlines, writing by way of Instagram on February 24, “I know I have always said I’m an open book with you guys, I do strive to be, and in writing this I’ve realized there really isn’t an easy way to announce that my marriage is ending.”
The Boy Meets World alum, for his half, has but to publicly address the divorce. However, an insider solely revealed that “having kids” wasn’t one thing that the estranged couple disagreed on earlier than calling it quits.
Nearly one 12 months after Burke and Lawrence exchanged vows in May 2019, the twosome advised Us that their plans for starting a family were “on pause” amid the COVID-19 disaster.
“We’re just waiting to see what happens because I think we were going to move, we were going to start that next journey,” the actor defined in April 2020. “When this starts to clear out, I think we’ll have a better view or understanding.”
The California native, who has been sober since 2018, chimed in at the time: “I don’t know if being pregnant right now would be ideal for me.”