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Drew Barrymore wants working mums to stop feeling guilty

Drew Barrymore wishes new mums would stop being so hard on themselves.

Drew Barrymore doesn’t understand why women love to “get on the guilt trip”.

The Wedding Singer actress has two children with husband Will Kopelman, Olive, three and Frankie, 18 months, and she continues to work alongside her parenting duties. Drew knows she isn’t the only working mother and doesn’t understand why so many women give themselves a hard time about trying to juggle both aspects of their lives.

“I think we’re all hard on ourselves because we’re just trying our best,” she told the New York Daily News. “I don’t understand how women love to get on the guilt trip. It’s like we have guilt for breakfast, guilt for lunch, guilt for dinner and then we go to bed feeling guilty.”

However, the 40 year old doesn’t think the same rules apply to dads, and insists she has become more mystified by men as she’s grown older.

“I used to think that I totally understood men,” she continued. “Now I realise I do not understand anything about men. I’m so curious to know how they deal with it and from what I can tell, they don’t torture themselves the way we do.”

Drew is extra busy at the moment, promoting her new memoir as well as latest movie Miss You Already alongside Toni Collette. The stars play best friends in the film but their friendship is rocked when Toni’s character is diagnosed with cancer. They have become firm friends since filming wrapped and Drew is thankful to have the Australian in her life, alongside fellow bestie Cameron Diaz.

While Drew thinks women are hard on themselves, she also believes solid female friendships help a woman keep things in perspective.

“You kick each other’s asses and you laugh together and you take care of each other,” she added. “Women drink wine together and talk about everything together and you grow up together... It’s one of the most important relationships you’ll ever get to have through the journey of life.”

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