Our world shattered when Anna Faris and Chris Pratt split a month ago and, while we may not be over it, snippets about their relationship are slowly leaking. The 40-year-old actress is now releasing her memoir and has released excerpts which reflect on her relationship with Chris while opening up about the importance of female friendships.

“I was once told that I didn’t need a tight group of girlfriends because Chris should be my best friend. But I never bought that. The idea of your mate being your best friend — it’s overhyped,” she writes.

“I really believe that your partner serves one purpose and each friend serves another. There’s the friend you confess things to and the friend with whom you do the listening. Or this is the person I talk to when I’m feeling lonely and sad, this is the person I talk to about work shit, and this is the friend I’m still in touch with because we grew up together.”

In Unqualified, Anna reveals she used to be a “guys’ girl” and it took her longer than it should have to realize how important friendships with women are. She puts it down to bullying, including returning to her locker one day to find “F-k you bitch” scrawled across it, for her tendency to rely on male friendships.

“Back then, I thought that having the approval of my stoner guy friends was of greater value than having the approval of beautiful blonde sorority girls, so I touted my male friends as if my association with them spoke to how cool I really was.” Anna adds, “I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfillment from the relationships with those dudes.”

The mother-of-one continues to say, “The truth of why I didn’t have girlfriends probably had nothing to do with my being a guys’ girl and everything to do with the fact that I was angry and jealous and unduly proud of the guys I was hanging out with.” The memoir will be released on Oct. 24 and has a foreword from now ex-hubby, Chris.

This post was written by Kate Wagner. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.

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