Jennifer Aniston Says She ‘Needed Therapy’ During Her Years With Brad Pitt

jennifer anistonNo one likes to be reminded of the mistakes they've made, especially when that mistake is an ex. But alas, sometimes we just can't escape the shadow of a disastrous relationship. Just ask Jennifer Aniston. That's a plague she knows all too well. Eight years after she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, she is clearly still reeling from the hell she went through.

During an interview in the new issue of Glamour, the star talked about how difficult her 30s were -- which happens to be the time when she was breaking up with her husband. Asked what advice she'd give herself at that time, she replied:

Thirties. Go to therapy. Clean up all of the s--t. Clean up all of the toxins and the noise. Understand who you are. Educate yourself on the self ... You can undo a lot of things. If you're not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That's the thing I really feel. Like with friends who refuse to get happy, who refuse to rise above the discomfort of where they're at.

Telling, isn't it. It was clearly a painful period of her life and one that she had to live out in front of the entire world. The fact that she would tell her 30-year-old self to "go to therapy" is just further proof how bad relationships really mess with our heads.

Like many women, Jennifer thought she had found The One. Everything was perfect and hot and heavy for a while, then boom. Things start going downhill fast. And no matter how hard you try, you just can’t fix it. What’s worse, you can’t get happy because of that relationship failure. It’s only in hindsight do we often figure out what would have really helped at the time. In Jen’s case -- talking to someone. That probably would have saved her from years of heartache, blame, and pain.

What do you think of Jen's admission? Can you relate?


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nonmember avatar KG

Wow, I'm actually so impressed with this website; it's pop culture; but with an after thought, and SOME ADVICE. It's not laced with snide innuendos or negativity; I could get used to this...

nonmember avatar BB

If Jen had been honest with Brad about not wanting a family, instead of blurting it out on Oprah, there would have been no marriage, and we wouldn't have had to put up with all these years of tabloid crap about Jen and Brangelina.

Kristie Lewis

WHAT ^^^^???? Aug 9th 7:43> IT WAS BRAD ON 20/20 with the cast of Oceans 11 who switched channels on Jen....But as usual when Jen responds on Oprah, she is the culprit?  Ignorance pisses me off!!!

nonmember avatar Sal

Yes Kristie Lewis, ignorance IS bliss! Aniston LIED to Brad about wanting children. As usual, her blind blinkered fans always see her as the innocent victim and Brad the culprit even though Brad had been honest about a family from day one and Aniston took Brad for a ride and even joked about it on SNL. Aniston is a cruel evil, deceitful manipulative bitch. But as usual, her fans are too far brainwashed to see the truth. De Nile ain't just a river in Egypt!

Kacie Schleis

Jennifer Aniston is a "cruel, evil, deceitful, manipulative bitch"? And you know this how??? Because you're friends with Brad? Because you know Jennifer? Actually spent some time with her? Come on... why do people get this emotionally involved in people they don't know. You seem pretty cruel. Who speaks that way about somebody they don't even know? I don't agree with the fact that Angelina ruined a marriage, I think it was pretty weird that she made out with her brother and wore Billy Bob Thorton's blood around her neck, but I don't think she's evil... She has her issues just like everybody else is. Leave it alone... I don't understand why anything about Brad and Jen is still being brought up? It's been years. Leave them both alone... they're both happy without eachother so just back off. Who cares anymore?

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