The 42-year-old had this to say in the February issue of Marie Claire: "There was nothing dramatic or anything... I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall."
Sounds like a classic case of 'herindoorsitis', but on a MUCH harsher scale considering Gwyneth is a celebrity. Despite feeling grossly underappreciated for being Wonder Woman (that's what I've gleaned from the previous statement, anyway), she said of her current relationship with Chris: "We’ve worked really f***ing hard to get to [this] point... But we’re very, very close, and it’s so nice. I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have... I think we are all genuinely doing our best. It's hard to have children and a career (particularly if you're a celebrity), and all some women seem to do is judge other women's choices. I find that demoralizing and unhelpful. Where is the wisdom coming out of this situation? I don't see where this is getting us anywhere in terms of a cultural discussion." I dunno, there was a fair amount of discussion had when she essentially said A-list actresses who happened to be mothers had it much harder than mothers with 'regular jobs.'
And, just when you thought she couldn't alienate more people, she added the following regarding the amount of men she comes across in the workplace: "I'm in meetings with investment bankers, VC firms, private equity firms - you name it, across the board, men. Women in 30 minutes can get more accomplished than men in two hours."