Sarah Jessica Parker: Time apart from Matthew Broderick is ‘beneficial’ to marriage

Distance makes the heart grow fonder! Sarah Jessica Parker opened up about how she thinks her career has benefited her marriage with husband Matthew Broderick.

The Divorce star, 52, appeared on the latest episode of Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso and spoke about how their busy schedules have helped her maintain her 20-year marriage.

“I know this sounds nuts, but we have lives that allow us to be away and come back together,” Parker said. “His work life takes him here, and mine takes me there. In some ways, I think that that’s been enormously beneficial because we have so much to share in a way. Anytime that any relationship is hard, it’s the point in which you’re deciding, ‘Is this worth the investment getting through whatever that thing is?'”

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Actor Matthew Broderick, who won the 1995 Tony Award for best actor in a musical, poses with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, at the Tony Awards presentations, in New York June 4
Actor Matthew Broderick and his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrive at the premier of the film "Godzilla" in New York's Madison Square Garden, May 18. Broderick stars in the movie, which opens in the U.S. May 20. JC/RC/ME
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick attend the HBO party in Beverly Hills following the 51st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 12. FSP
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 19, 2003. Parker is nominated for a Best actress in a television series (musical or comedy) award for her role in "Sex and the City." REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, nominee as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series for her role in "Sex and the City" arrives with husband actor Matthew Broderick at the 55th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 21, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Blake MB
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (L) looks at her husband Matthew Broderick as they attend Game 6 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and Florida Marlins in New York, October 25, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Blake PJ/GAC
Actor Matthew Broderick with wife Sarah Jessica Parker posing for photographers at the premiere of his new film 'The Last Shot' at Cinema One Theatre in New York, September 14, 2004. The Touchstone Pictures film also stars Alec Baldwin and Tony Shalhoub from TV series 'Monk'. REUTERS/Marion Curtis AO
Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the world premiere of "The Producers" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York December 4, 2005. REUTERS/Dima Gavrysh
Actor Matthew Broderick (R) receives a kiss from his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, after he and fellow actor Nathan Lane received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 9, 2006. Lane and Broderick are currently starring together in the new movie version of Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, "The Producers." REUTERS/Chris Pizzello
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (L) kisses husband Matthew Broderick on the cheek at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2006. Broderick stars in "The Producers," which is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actors Matthew Broderick (R) and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker arrive for the American Theatre Wing's Spring Gala in New York, February 10, 2006. The American Theatre Wing honored Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick for their accomplishments to the theatre. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Cast member Matthew Broderick and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker pose at the premiere of 'Deck the Halls' at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 12, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick pose for photographers as they walk the red carpet at the entry of Valentino's fashion show in Rome July 7, 2007. Valentino unveiled his latest haute couture collection in Rome to mark his 45th year in the city where he got his start. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick pose for photographers as they walk the red carpet at the entry Valentino's gala dinner at villa Borghese park in Rome July 7, 2007. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick arrive for the premiere of "Smart People" during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
Cast member Matthew Broderick (L) is interviewed as his wife, actress, Sarah Jessica Parker looks on at the premiere of director Terry Kinney's film "Diminished Capacity" at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 21, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick arrive during the "Sex And The City" movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick arrive during the "Sex And The City" movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband actor Matthew Broderick arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing Christian Dior couture gown. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, arrive with their son James Broderick for the premiere of the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in New York July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" in New York November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Matthew Broderick arrives with his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, for the premiere of the film "Tower Heist" in New York October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives with her husband, Matthew Broderick, for the opening night of the musical play "Hamilton," on Broadway in New York August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, arrive at a party to celebrate the opening of a virtual museum dedicated to Italian fashion designer Valentino in New York, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Matthew Broderick and actor Sarah Jessica Parker arrive at the premiere of "Rules Don't Apply" during the opening night of AFI FEST 2016 in Hollywood, California, U.S. November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress/ NYCB Board Vice Chair, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband actor Matthew Broderick attend the New York City Ballet's 2017 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Matthew Broderick and wife actress/ NYCB Board Vice Chair, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York City Ballet's 2017 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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She added: “I’ve been fortunate. Relationships are hard. I always felt that I wanted to invest more.”

The Sex and the City alum said that making things work isn’t always easy, and the desire to be with someone through the good and bad is key. “I love him, and I think he’s brilliant. I’m sure I annoy him,” she said. “He annoys me sometimes. But also, I’m enormously proud of the person he is. I think the longer you can last, the more invested you just are and so their triumphs are yours, their disappointments are yours the more you feel those things and experience them, the more it’s hard to imagine not being part of their life.”

The longtime pair tied the knot in 1997 and share son James, 15, and 8-year-old twin daughters Tabitha and Marion. Parker also revealed during the podcast that motherhood changed the way she lives her life. “You’re in a constant state of worrying about your children,” she said. “It’s very painful and it’s exhilarating. It’s a really interesting way of living in the world.”

“It’s not for everybody, there’s a lot that’s really hard,” she continued. “All I do is organize people’s lives and get them here and there and all that. It’s what I wanted and with that, though, comes witnessing somebody hopefully develop into a really interesting, decent person who contributes something.”

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 03: Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrell, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis (l. to r.) arrive at the Sony Theatre for the screening of the HBO series 'Sex and the City.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Cast of Sex and the City Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattral and Cynthia Nixon on the set of the HBO series. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
382260 05: (L-R) Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon star in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 11: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 12: Actress Kristin Davis stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 13: Actress Cynthia Nixon stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
370364 06: Cast members Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon attend the west coast premiere of the third season of 'Sex and the City' June 1, 2000 at the Directors Guild on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)
382260 14: Actress Kim Cattrall stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
370275 03: Actress Kim Cattrall attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
370275 04: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
370275 12: Actress Kristin Davis attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Kristin Davis arrives with a smile for a screening of the first two episodes of the new season of the HBO series 'Sex and the City' at the Sony Lincoln Square Theaters. She stars in the show. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
392326 28: Left to right, actresses Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis pose for a portrait in an undated photo on the set of the HBO series 'Sex and the City.' (Photo Courtesy of HBO/Getty Images)
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO's Jeff Bewkes, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall at the New York premiere of HBO's 'Sex and the City' at Lincoln Square Theatres in New York City. 05/30/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Sarah Jessica Parker during HBO's Sex and the City - Fifth Season World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Cynthia Nixon during HBO's Sex and the City - Fifth Season World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall (Photo by D. Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 3: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov film a scene from the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' in Central Park December 3, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 1: (L-R) Actress Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon films a scene for the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' outside St. Marks Church in the East Village December 1, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 8: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall rehearses a scene on the set of the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' October 8, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
'Sex and the City' actress Kim Cattrall arrives at the HBO party celebrating the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Pacific Design Center. (Photo by Paul Mounce/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 25: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick leave their home for the Plaza Hotel for her 40th birthday party March 25, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
SEPTEMBER 18: Sarah Jessica Parker attends SEX and the CITY: The Movie-Extended Cut DVD Launch at New York Public Library N.Y.C. on September 18, 2008. (Photo by CHANCE YEH /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon attend the 'Sex and the City: The Movie' DVD launch at the New York Public Library on September 18, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie at Radio City Music Hall on May 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - MAY 27: Cynthia Nixon , Kristin Davis , Sarah Jessica Parker , and Kim Cattrall at the 'Sex And The City' New York Premiere held at Radio City Music Hall (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
BERLIN - MAY 15: Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Catrall attend the German premiere of 'Sex And The City' at the Cinestar movie theatre on May 15, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
BERLIN - MAY 15: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the German premiere of 'Sex And The City' at the cinestar on May 15, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
(left to right) Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker arrive for the world premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Tim Ireland - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis at the aftershow party for the new film Sex And The City 2 at the Orangery in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: (L-R) Actresses Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis arrive at the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to promote their upcoming film 'Sex and the City 2' at Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
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