Susan Sarandon has admitted "feeling like a failure" following her split from Tim Robbins three years ago.
The couple ended their relationship in 2009 after over twenty years together. They share two sons, Jack and Miles Robbins.
While speaking about a recent project, the film "Jeff Who Lives at Home," Sarandon said being on her own "was a lot of different things."
"It's traumatic and exhilarating," the Academy Award-winning actress told Reuters. "The one thing that's been really clear to me is that you have to think of your own life and your relationship and everything as a living organism."
The New York City native added that relationships are ever-changing and need constant attention. When asked if she felt like she failed to keep her relationship with Robbins together, Sarandon had no doubts.
"Of course you feel like a failure," said the 65-year-old actress. "It's a big deal but again, it's an opportunity to grow."
Sarandon also shared insight on the end of her marriage to Chris Sarandon in 1979.
"I thought love conquered all and I had to reevaluate everything," the actress explained. "You need your girlfriends, you need to take long, long walks until you're exhausted and no longer freaking out and you hold on until a new dawn. Then you get another chance."
Although Sarandon vowed to never marry again following her divorce, her 26-year-old daughter Eva Amurri just got married last fall. Of the wedding, Sarandon said it was "fun."
"Her views about a lot of things are obviously different than mine," explained the "Dead Man Walking" star.
"She's picked the right guy who has all the same goals and strategies of life. It's not been traumatic at all," added Sarandon.
Sarandon stars in the comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home," which hits theaters Friday. The film also stars Sarandon's onscreen son, Jason Segel, who portrays a marijuana-smoking, unmotivated adult who lives in his mother's basement.