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Girlfriends keep mum Rachel sane

entertainment Updated: Nov 25, 2009 21:09 IST

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Rachel Weisz has confessed that having close girlfriends has helped her get through the trials and tribulations of motherhood.

The The Mummy star, who is engaged to director Darren Aronofsky, became a first-time mum to son Henry in 2006 and has found it difficult juggling her Hollywood career with raising a kid. And she has admitted that she would go mad if it weren’t for the support of a group of fellow mums.

“I think one of the things that mothers aren’t allowed to talk about enough to one another is the times when you’re pulling your hair out at home with the kids. Those moments when everything is crashing in and you feel like you’re going to scream. It doesn’t make us less good or less human, just real,” the Daily Star quoted her as telling Redbook magazine.

“I think there is sometimes too much pressure on us to be perfect parents, to be empathetic and loving all the time. Every woman needs a good girlfriend to be able to turn to and say, ‘I just can’t deal with it all today’. Because even though children are the most precious things in the world, they are also sent to test us. I think women are already stretched and pressured to be perfect, and it kind of drives me crazy,” added Rachel.