Chelsea also noted that the importance of practicing self-love before starting to date again.
“I have a lot of respect for that time where you are out of a relationship or right before you’re going into a relationship to really be mindful of that time and the space that you have so that you can show up in a really good way for any relationship you’re in, and to know when to take a timeout,” she said. “A lot of people don’t seem to know that it’s time to take a break.”
While it seems as though Chelsea is done talking about her split from Jo now, the 47-year-old has previously shared insight into her split.
“There were just some behaviors that we couldn’t agree on, and it felt to me like I would have to abandon myself—which maybe I would have been OK to do if I were 20 or 25—but I wasn’t willing to do that,” she said on a December episode of Brooke Shields‘ Now What? podcast. “No matter how much I loved this person, and I loved him so much, I was not going to abandon myself.”
The My Horizontal Life author continued, “I was like, ‘I’m not going to change this, I’m not going to change the way that I behave in order to make you feel more comfortable. I’m not doing that.’ And I had to walk away from something that I really believed was gonna be a forever relationship, and so that was difficult.”