Anna Faris’ Advice On When To Leave A Relationship Is Gold Dust

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Our eyes are still a little moist from the news that Anna Faris and Chris Pratt decided to call time on their relationship after eight years of marriage. Is nothing sacred? What does it mean for the rest of us if two of the funniest people in Hollywood can’t seem to make it work?

According to Faris, it means we’re all human, and we need to have the self-belief, strength and optimism to end a relationship that is making us unhappy.

In an episode of podcast ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified’ this week, she dished out some solid advice to a caller who was having a difficult time with her boyfriend.

“Know your worth, know your independence, and know that you’re young,” Faris told her.

“There are so many people out there, there’s so much life experience, I hope you get to live it all and experience a whole lot of people.

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt married in 2009 and have four-year-old son Jack together (Getty Images)

“Life is too short for you to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t value you in every way.”

“Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right,” she continued.

“I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list’.

“If that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, it would be to know your worth, know your independence. There are so many people out there, there’s so much life experience.

“I hope you get to live it all and experience a whole lot of people.”

How much better and secure does that knowledge make you feel? It might seem like the end of the world when your relationship stalls and splutters to an end, but what if we saw it like the opening of a new chapter with the excitement and possibilities that brings, rather than a door slamming shut in our faces?

Faris went on to thank her fans who have flooded her with messages of support following her break up.

“I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you,” she said.

We look forward to reading her book, ‘Anna Faris Unqualified’, for more of the same wisdoms when its released in October this year. Even if the foreword is by Pratt (awkward).

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