Jennifer Aniston says it’s ‘still a challenge’ for her to date because of her parents’ relationship

‘My parents, watching my family’s relationship, didn’t make me kind of go, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to do that,’’ actress says

Jennifer Aniston has candidly spoken about how her parents’ relationship ultimately impacted her own dating life.

The actress, 54, opened up about her childhood during a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal while appearing on the cover of its September issue. She confessed that, after she saw the dynamic of her parents, John Aniston and Nancy Dow – who divorced in 1980 – it hasn’t been easy for her to get into a relationship herself.

“It was always a little bit difficult for me in relationships, I think, because I really was kind of alone. I don’t know,” she said. “My parents, watching my family’s relationship, didn’t make me kind of go: ‘Oh, I can’t wait to do that.’”

Aniston added that she didn’t want to make changes to herself for the sake of her partner, which has made it “easier” for her to stay single.

“I didn’t like the idea of sacrificing who you were or what you needed, so I didn’t really know how to do that,” she continued. “So it was almost easier to just be kind of solo. So I didn’t have any real training in that give-and-take.”