“It was only over the past five years that I have felt more and more grateful for the difficulties I have encountered. This is not insignificant, as much of this pain is rooted in pain caused to other people. And that turns out to be the most painful thing in life, ”he told the publication.
As for a second chance with Jennifer Lopez, who he’s dating again 17 years after their split, he initially held back a bit in the interview, saying, “You can write guesswork on that, but l one of the hardest lessons I’ve learned is that it’s not wise to share everything with the world. I know I feel more comfortable having these healthy boundaries in my life that in a friendly and direct way I’m telling you, I just don’t want to talk about my personal relationship in the newspaper. I’ll show a little restraint.
But Affleck says he’s happy their romance is resuming.
He added, “I could just say that I feel great to be very healthy. And that’s a good story. That’s a beautiful story. And, you know, maybe someday I’ll tell it. I’ll write it all down. [Pauses] And then I’ll light it on fire. [Laughs] »
Affleck recalls that the second chance in all its forms is a gift, saying, “I have been very lucky in my life to have had a second chance, and I realize that others don’t even have a chance. first chance.
“I had a second chance in my career. I had a second chance as a human being. Life is difficult, and we always fail and hopefully learn from those failures, ”he says. “The only thing you really need to take advantage of the opportunities this growth presents is the second chance. I certainly tried to take advantage of it. I haven’t always been successful, but in those instances where I have been successful, they “turned out to be the defining aspects of my life. But tell your wife to imagine the best story, and I’m sure it’s the real version. “