Diane Kruger: 'I punished many boys for my lack of a father figure'

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Diane Kruger may be keeping quiet about getting engaged to longtime boyfriend Joshua Jackson, but she had plenty to say about past loves in a recent interview with Marie Claire UK. While the full article is in the August 2013 issue, a few highlights are fascinating alone.

It sounds like Kruger has had a tough love life before getting together with Jackson.

During the interview, Kruger opens up about her respect for therapy and all of the good it has done her. "Therapy's not about getting help; it's facilitating yourself to deal better with life in general," Kruger explains.

Thanks to the therapy, the actress has been able to get past her past and have a comfortable relationship. "I'm sure I punished many boys for my lack of a father figure. And I'm sure I dated many men who were much older than the men I should have been dating," Kruger says of her pre-Jackson past. "But at the end of the day, I'm not bitter. I love men. I want a family myself. I'm not angry with him anymore."

As for Jackson, the relationship is a work in progress but sounds solid. "All relationships are hard," she explains. "It doesn't matter what job you have, or how famous or miserable or poor you are. It's about commitment ... The hard part is the timing. When you meet someone, are you ready to make them your number one priority? I'm grateful that I met a person who feels the same not just about me, but also about our relationship. But therapy helps, too."

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