Denise Van Outen has said she turned to therapy because she was “trying to work through” trusting partners again following her split from Eddie Boxshall
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Denise van Outen revealed she tried therapy for the first time after her most recent breakup.
The TV and musical star even downloaded a dating app but was still too scared to look at it.
Denise, 48, dumped Eddie Boxshall in January after she discovered he was sending sexy messages to women behind her back.
She worked with the commodity trader for seven years and appeared with him on Celebrity Gogglebox.
Sharing her reasons for therapy, Denise admits she is “trying to work through” trusted partners again.
She added: “This is something I really care about.
“I always go into any relationship with an open heart because I always think people are going to be honest and loyal because that’s how I approach things, and you start to realize that we dissimilarity.
“I think it’s going to be a bit of a problem but that’s just something I’ll have to get over it.
“But I am open to it. I’m trying to accept that it’s just a small bright spot in my life and I have to accept it for what it is and learn from it and grow from it.
“You learn more about yourself and try to take advantage of its positives rather than its negatives.”
And while Denise is happy to help herself, she said her real priority is her 12-year-old daughter Betsy.
She told the Happy Place Podcast: “For me to make sure Betsy is really okay, that’s the main thing.
“I worry about her being okay, and how it will affect her continuation.
“As sensitive as I am, I am a difficult old man.
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“I am not willing to compromise my morals and beliefs just to get into something. I always think that good things come in the end. If someone had asked me a few months ago if you had any therapy, I would have replied, ‘I don’t need it’, because I’ve always thought of myself as pretty good at handling things.
“But I thought, ‘Ah yes, I have to be open to it because I want to learn more about me’.”
She continued: “I am such a passionate performer. When I sing, it comes from a deep place. The lyrics that I’m singing, sometimes I just stand there thinking I just want to cry.
“In a way, it’s a distraction, so it’s not a bad thing to do. But I think it delayed all the emotions until around Christmas time when I was alone that it all really happened, and I just fell to pieces a little bit. ”
Denise has now started thinking about finding another boyfriend but is doing it cautiously.
She added: “I downloaded a dating app the other day but I haven’t used it. I was too scared.
“I downloaded it and then I felt really awkward and I thought I didn’t know if I could do this.
“I know it’s the modern way but my ethics, my values, the way I approach relationships, it’s so outdated. That is also one of the problems that I can get into.”
And as for Eddie, Denise said she was shocked by the reaction from some of the public.
She said: “I went to the Post Office and the woman behind it [the counter], she was a lovely woman, but she said, ‘How are things going?’ and she said, ‘I think you should go back to him’.
“I think, you don’t even know what happened, because nobody knew at the time.
“I really wanted to scream and walk away, ‘No’.”
In May, Eddie admitted to exchanging up to 20 sex messages behind her back. He said: “I hurt Denise, I broke her trust and I’m deeply sorry.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/denise-van-outen-says-shes-27162136 Denise Van Outen says she's having therapy 'to trust again' after Eddie Boxshall split