Sometimes, the holidays can be hard to get through, especially if we’re mourning something like the loss of a relationship, a loved one or even just a change in circumstances. It can feel isolating and disheartening to go through this time of year when we’re emotionally wrung out, especially when life deals us difficult hands on top of that heartache. The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik has been going through some of those difficulties this holiday season, which she opened up about via Instagram on Christmas Eve, though things luckily seem to have improved a bit since then.
On Monday night, Bialik shared a selfie on Instagram and explained her downtrodden expression to her followers in the photo caption: “The government is in a shutdown, it’s Christmas Eve day, I’m newly single and not doing so well to be quite honest,” she wrote, then went on to explain the worst part. “But the most pressing issue right now is that my cats — after 2 years together — have started a dominance war that involves urine and feces. Long story short my bed is not able to be slept in and I’m sleeping on my couch. Just keeping you updated as to my life here. Happy Erev Christmas!”
Following this post, Bialik filled her Instagram feed with more positive content, possibly to help combat some of her feelings. In addition to sharing her top nine most-liked posts from 2018, all of which featured her TBBT costars, Bialik also posted a heartfelt message for the crew she worked with on her first short film and a photo of some vegan cookies she baked on Christmas Day. She also took the time to update her followers on the situation with her cats and how she was feeling.
In the caption of another selfie posted on Tuesday, which showed Bialik smiling in her car, she wrote, “Better this morning. Couch more comfortable with blanket as substitute sheet. New earrings by my friend’s daughter Iris cheered me up. Cat on meds for kidney infection and hopefully he will be better soon.” She also added her plans for the rest of the holiday: “Heading to a movie and Chinese food. Like we do. #whatjewsdoonxmas … Merry Christmas, everyone!”
In her posts since Christmas, it’s fairly clear that Bialik’s friends are helping her get through this difficult period. She went boxing on Wednesday and posted a predinner selfie, noting, “Bestie Lizzie says no more cat posts lest people think I’m a crazy cat lady. Ahem. Here’s me in a bold lip about to go have a big girl dinner. No cats allowed.” Sounds like things are, at the very least, starting to look up.