11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jennifer Aniston: Self-Proclaimed Romantic Explains Why Relationships Fail

Jennifer Aniston is promoting her upcoming "Love Happens" with an interview in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar in which she proclaims, "I'm still a romantic."

The ex-wife of Brad Pitt, ex-girlfriend of Vince Vaughn and more recently of John Mayer tells the magazine that she knows what makes a relationship fail.

"I think it's laziness," she says. "I think a good relationship is about collaboration. I think you just need to talk to each other. Say what you need. Say what you want. That way it's not threatening. You just need to say, 'This is important to me.' Don't expect your mate to read your mind."

She also puts some blame on women who don't expect enough of their men from the beginning.

"I think that's because it's just instinctual as a woman to be the caretaker of your home. Women complain that men don't do enough, but it's your own fault," she said. "You train your man to do nothing. You can't blame someone for not knowing what his or her job should be if you don't ask for it right off the bat."

But don't think she's still hung up on any of her exes.

"I think it's important to have closure in any relationship that ends - from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase," she said.

Here's the trailer for "Love Happens":

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