Cheryl Burke grew up in an abusive environment from her childhood days.

She said she unconsciously fell into a pattern of being attracted to the same type of abusive men.

Burke did not have a father figure growing up, and she was sexually molested.

She also believed love equaled physical violence, infidelity, and mental abuse.

The pro dancer used to feel disgusted about meeting nice men.

She is in no hurry for new relationships as she is learning to love herself.

Burke felt her mother’s behavior with her stepdad was a real meaning of love.

She previously forced her ex-husband to go for couple’s therapy before their engagement.

The “DWTS” star admitted that therapy helped with their communication.