Lena Dunham Says Her Anxious Social Media Posts Weren’t About Being Dumped

Lena Dunham hasn’t been shy at all about sharing her thoughts and image with her fans, and recently she posted a photo on Instagram that had them worried.

Dunham shared a pic of herself in undies and a sports bra, looking anxious, with a caption saying it had been a rough week.

“It felt like my body, my hormones, my general sense of well-being were betraying me. I wanted to crumple into a pile or hide like a sweatshirt in the lost and found. And I felt as though there wasn’t a way to ask for the space and time I needed without hurting someone else. I am certainly no self-help guru but here is what I know tonight: when you take the time and space you need, kindly and responsibly, you’re suddenly available to the people you love in a whole new way,” Dunham wrote.

The image was shared and “liked” several thousand times, but fans wondered if maybe the post had come after a breakup from beau Jack Antonoff. Lena later clarified that the two of them are still a happy couple, saying that a girl can have a bad day without it involving a guy.

“No, no. Believe it or not, ladies can have anxiety and troubles that aren’t about getting dumped,” Lena Dunham captioned a shot of her kissing Jack. “I’m certainly no self-help guru but here is what I know tonight: when you take the time and space you need, kindly and responsibly, you’re suddenly available to the people you love in a whole new way. There is no other answer (except Calvins… Nothing gets between us.).”

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Lena Dunham, never one to shy away from addressing controversial topics, has started an internet newsletter with her friend and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner to help inform women about the things that impact them in the world, and one of the first topics covered is abortion. Konner writes on the site about a frank conversation she had with her mother about it, and both she and Dunham are invested in educating women about the state of Planned Parenthood facilities around the country.

“Talking about it keeps it from being shameful…it reminds us where we’ve come from and why we can’t go back,” the women write on the site.