The actor reflects on his problems with alcohol, which affected his family life …
Ben Affleck reflected on his fight against alcoholism in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, where he said he had to learn some lessons the hard way.
He said: “The only real cure for alcoholism is suffering. You just hope that the threshold of suffering is reached somewhere before it destroys your life, “he said.
“I used to be irritated by people saying, ‘Oh, I have these problems and I’m thankful for them.’ I used to think, ‘This is bullshit. You are not thankful for disasters, which create pain and debris in your life. Say you feel bad about it and wish you were better! ‘ Just in the last five years, I’ve really felt more and more grateful for the difficulties I’ve had, ”he says.
“Some things, honestly, that I am too self-conscious or shy to be really honest with everyone because they are mostly mistakes… The things that I wish I had done differently, and are rooted in that instinct to look at my past and thinking ‘I wish I had avoided this painful event’. I wish I couldn’t have caused someone else pain. I wish I had better understood the nature of what was difficult for me in life, ”he says.
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