Separating is hard, but Cheryl Burke has the perfect advice to help newly divorced people through their transition!
Earlier this year, the TV personality who is known for being the first female professional dancer to consecutively win two seasons of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” ended her love story with her estranged husband, Matthew Lawrence.
Months after the announcement of their split, the choreographer shared tips for couples in similar situations, highlighting the knowledge she gained from her personal experience.
Cheryl Burke Has Learned How To Say No Following Separation From Matthew Lawrence
Taking to Instagram, Burke shared a video of herself lounging on the living room couch in a blue tank top, casually sipping the contents of a canned drink.
The model rocked a makeup-free face with her brown hair in a messy bun, while her accessories consisted of a simple silver necklace and a pair of white Airpods on her ears.
In the clip, “No Scrubs” by Unlike Pluto featuring Joanne Jones could be heard playing in the background as the 38-year-old lip-synced the words “no” from the song’s lyrics.
Texts containing five things newly divorced people should not be afraid to say “no” to flashed one after the other on the screen, with the first tip involving spending time alone.
According to the California native, divorcees should refuse to go out with their friends whenever they do not feel like being around other people.
The second tip stated that individuals going through a separation should not jump back into the dating game until they are ready and should feel comfortable rejecting any advances.
The third message echoed the same advice as the second note. Here, Burke warned divorcees to say no whenever their friends tried to force them to date or use sex as a way to forget their ex.
For the fourth tip, the “Dance Moms” host implored people to avoid dating apps until their emotional state had stabilized. At the same time, the fifth statement urged individuals to remain their “authentic” selves.
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The “Dancing Lessons” author explained that divorcees should avoid the temptation of changing themselves because of their desire to attract the “perfect partner.”
In the post’s caption, the TV personality admitted that she knew her tips were “basic,” nonetheless, she decided to share these messages in case there was one person who could relate. The 38-year-old wrote:
“I’m currently learning how to set boundaries and to say the word, No. This has been a daily practice for me, and I have discovered that freedom isn’t the ability to say yes; it’s to say No.”
Burke’s words seemed to resonate with her followers as over 200 people dropped a message in the comment section, many of whom agreed with the dancer’s tips.
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Last month, The Blast reported that the “I Can Do That” alum opened up about forcing Lawrence, her estranged husband, to couples’ therapy before the pair called it quits in January.
On an episode of her podcast, “Burke in the Game,” the 38-year-old revealed that she made the “Brotherly Love” actor tag along to the sessions long before the ex-couple got engaged.
Burke and the Hollywood sensation first met in 2006. Enraptured by each other, the lovebirds began dating a year later before ending their romance in 2008.
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However, their strong bonds pulled the duo back together in 2017, and they eventually tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in 2019.
Looking back at their relationship, the California beauty explained that going to therapy improved the soon-to-be-divorced couples’ communication, noting that the impact lasted from the beginning of their romance until the end.
Despite this positive impact on their relationship, the dancer confessed that the former spouses reached a point where they both realized they had “evolved” but not as a team.
The TV personality admitted that communication could not fix everything, especially when the situation was too much to handle, noting that at that point, an attorney may be needed.
In her divorce filing, Burke cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for separation and also asked the court to terminate spousal support as the ex-couple signed a prenuptial agreement.