With eight years of retrospect in the rearview mirror of her life, Jennifer Aniston has had some time to reflect on her marriage and high-profile divorce from Brad Pitt.
In the September issue of Glamour magazine, the actress lets readers in on that volatile period in her life, saying had she known better, she would’ve gone into therapy soon after the separation.
Now 44 years old, when asked to consider what advice she’d give her thirtysomething self if she could, she said:
“Go to therapy. Clean up all of the sh*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.”
Part of that philosophy is knowing what she wants now more than ever. Currently, that includes a family, realizing that at a certain junction in your life you accept that “you actually deserve to have a family. And once you meet yourself, and truly love yourself, then you attract that.”