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Anna Kendrick Reveals 'Shame' About Not Leaving Abusive Relationship With Ex-Partner Of Six Years

The Oscar nominee told the 'Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard' podcast how 'it was so much easier for me to assume I was crazy.'

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When one partner in a relationship abuses the other in any form, leaving isn't always as easy as it sounds.

Anna Kendrick recently spoke about her experience with an abusive relationship. She talked about feeling shame for continually trying to fix things.

The interview took place on Armchair Expert, a podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman. In this interview, Kendrick opened up about her dealings with her ex-partner of six years.

You can hear the whole interview here:

As the interview went on, and Kendrick shared more details.

She spoke about personality changes in her partner that had her concerned there was a brain tumor.

This medical scenario provided a macabre relief as she felt as though this at least gave her an answer for why he was acting the way he was.

Kendrick said:

"About six years in, about somewhere around there, I remember telling my brother, when things had first kind of gone down, 'I'm living with a stranger. Like, I don't know what's happening.'"
"Maybe he has a brain tumor, or maybe I have a brain tumor. Then we can do something about it. There's an answer."

Kendrick talked about how it was hard for her to admit it was an abusive relationship because of how quickly things changed.

She continued by saying she tried to fix the relationship by going to couples therapy.

She explained looking back on it now, she has so much shame for not leaving.

"There was an inherent thing of me being so rejectable that this person who loved me very deeply for six years, it suddenly occurred to him how awful I was or something. The shame, that linger much longer."

The internet shared their emotions about the interview.

Many people thanked her for being so vulnerable and sent their support.

Others talked about how they could relate to her story.

As the interview concluded, Kendrick spoke about how mental breaks and therapy gave her the ability to break through the barrier and work to fix herself.

She talked about how she went to CAA, her agency, and asked for a mental health break.

In the end, Kendrick said she was grateful for the ability to be so vulnerable.