Pleasing killed Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway`s relationship

Updated: Jun 29, 2011, 13:04 PM IST

London: Anne Hathaway, who dated Raffaello Follieri for four years, reveals the urge to please her partner led to their break-up.

Anne, who is currently dating actor Adam Shulman, ended her four-year relationship with Follieri amid shocking fraud allegations in 2008.

"There`s something very addictive about people pleasing. It`s a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate. It`s one of the reasons that (my) relationship ended. I wasn`t able to grow or foster anything. I think a lot of girls have that story," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

The actress says now her own needs are a priority

"It`s a big moment when you step away from that and say, `I`m going to be exactly who I am`. And I`m going to be brave enough to only be with someone who wants me the way I am."

IANS