Jennifer Aniston Not Looking for Perfection In Love

Jennifer Aniston Not Looking for Perfection In Love
Jennifer Aniston
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03/09/2009 AT 04:15 PM EDT

Newly 40, Jennifer Aniston is feeling very fortunate these days.

In fact, she tells the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday's You magazine that this is "the best moment of my life. I've never felt better physically or professionally. I am a very lucky woman."

Part of the reason may be that she's living in the now and not expecting perfection in anything – including relationships. "I don't have one and I don't think it exists," says Aniston of a perfect pairing.

"Whoever said that every relationship has to last for ever? That's hoping for too much," adds Aniston, who has been dating John Mayer for a year. "I think every relationship is a world unto itself."

Still, Aniston confessed to the paper that she's a romantic. "It's a shame that people stop being romantic out of laziness," she says. "And communication is vital. People often expect their partner to read their minds and when that doesn't happen, they get upset, then the other person gets even more upset, and it is all because they didn't talk it over at the beginning."

Although she has said she wants to be a mom, she also wasn't the type growing up who ever dreamt about getting married and having kids. Instead, Aniston says, "I've always gone with the flow ... Life is what it is. I don't think we have any idea about what the future holds for us."

But don't think for a minute that she will ever rule out romance. "Being in love," acknowledges Aniston, "makes me happy."
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