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As The Kardashians viewers recently saw, Kourtney Kardashian has been excluding her family from major things. Even from her pregnancy announcement.

It seems that her new marriage and new baby have taken over her life.

Or, some argue, that Travis Barker has taken control of it.

Now, as Kourtney posts about an “exhausting” week, fans wonder if she’s trying to be relatable — or if her happily ever after is wearing her out.

Kourtney Kardashian with Travis Barker
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Barker attend the GQ Men of the Year Party 2022 at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 17, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for GQ)

Kourtney Kardashian’s post comes, not from her personal Instagram account, but from her brand. From Poosh.

The official Poosh account shared a seemingly random photo of dutch model Victoria Waldau looking like she needs a good rest.

Atop the photo, Poosh imposed an old-timey light mode screenshot of a tweet by Jordon Nardina, reading: “Next week has been exhausting.”

Kourtney Kardashian wears a serious face while speaking on The Kardashians to the confessional camera.
On The Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian gets real to the confessional camera. (Image Credit: Hulu)

The actual caption of the post presented a similar energy.

“Sunday night scaries, Monday morning exhaustion,” the post read.

Given that Monday isn’t any different from other days for someone with Kourtney’s finances and options, maybe it’s just something that her brand is posting for customers. But … Kourt’s recent vibe suggests otherwise.

Travis Barker, shirtless but covered in tattoos, gazes lovingly into the eyes of Kourtney Kardashian, who is wearing a white tank top and is very pregnant.
Kourtney Kardashian wasn’t topless yet for this maternity photo, but husband Travis Barker was. (Photo Credit: Instagram/kourtneykardashian)

One commenter agreed with the overall sentiment, writing: “This is me dreading the next week. It’s time for a vacation.”

“I get this,” affirmed another Instagram user.

“I need a vacation baby,” expressed yet another comment. We get it — people need a break, even with the recent holiday. And Thanksgiving gives people time off of work, but for some, the meal and travel and family can feel like a job unto itself.

Kourtney Kardashian with Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attend the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show during September 2022 New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 11, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

But … some aspects of what’s going on with Kourtney may feel a little less relatable to your average Poosh fan.

By all appearances (and various reports), Kourtney has all but been in seclusion since she and Travis Barker welcomed baby Rocky.

Hey, we get it. She’s recovering from childbirth and she’s caring for a newborn. But normally, that wouldn’t preclude family visits.

Kourtney Kardashian embraces Travis Barker in this maternity photo. Neither spouse is wearing a shirt.
Kourtney Kardashian embraces Travis Barker in this maternity photo. Neither spouse is wearing a shirt. (Photo Credit: Instagram/kourtneykardashian)

According to a recent report by The US Sun, Kourtney has implemented a strict “invite-only rule” for visits.

If you’re thinking that this is normal, it isn’t. Obviously, most people don’t show up unannounced in 2023. But Kourt has taken things to new extremes.

Per insider, Kim has not yet met her nephew, Rocky Thirteen.

Kourtney Kardashian looks to the side with only her eyes while pregnant and speaking to the confessional camera on The Kardashians.
Speaking during a The Kardashians Season 4 confessional, Kourtney Kardashian initially pretends that she merely forgot to include her family. (Image Credit: Hulu)

Allegedly, Kourtney is citing (very real) safety precautions about Rocky’s health. He is, after all, a newborn — and extremely vulnerable to communicable diseases.

However, a lot of her fans worry that this is more of an excuse.

After all, many people have used “I don’t want to get you sick” or similar very valid reasons … when they just don’t want to interact.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Newly Opened Crossroads Kitchen at The Commons at Calabasas on October 13, 2022. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Obviously, Kourtney has had her conflicts with her famous family. And some believe that recent friction is the product of Travis.

It sometimes seems that she has made him the center of her life. She has yielded her sense of fashion to him. He even named their baby.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that Travis is toxic and controlling. But even if Kourtney is losing herself in his shadow by her own design, it’s not easy to watch.