Reese Witherspoon on the Abusive Relationship That Changed Her on a "Cellular Level"

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In the latest episode of Oprah's Super Soul Conversations, actress Reese Witherspoon opens up about a time in her youth when she realized that she had to leave a psychologically and verbally abusive relationship. "A line got drawn in the sand, and it got crossed, and my brain just switched, and I knew it was going to be very difficult, but I just couldn't go any further," Reese tells Oprah. "But it was profound, and I was young. Really young. ... I was a different person too. It changed who I was on a cellular level, the fact that I stood up for myself. ... Leaving those situations [isn't] easy because it's wrought with self-doubt, particularly if someone damages your self-esteem. ... I didn't have self-esteem, you know? And I'm a different person now."

Check out Oprah's new podcast, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations, and O's March issue for the full interview.