Jennifer Aniston credits her mother for showing her how not to deal with a marriage break-up.

The actress recalled her mother's inability to cope after her parents split when she needed extra courage and strength during her break-up with Brad Pitt.

She says, "I learned by example of what not to do by watching my parents. I watched my mother be very bitter and very angry throughout a divorce and never let it go and waste the whole second half of her life.

"I thank her for that unconscious sacrifice of what not to do. You've got to be accountable and take responsibility, because it's so easy to blame, to point, to be victimised. That's just a waste of time."