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Eight years after Heath Ledger passed away, Michelle Williams is opening up about the struggles of raising their 11-year-old daughter Matilda alone and dating as a single parent.

In an interview with Porter Magazine, the 36-year-old star admitted, "In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I'm a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you've been. In pretty much all senses but one, I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know, that's just something that doesn't ... I mean, it just won't ever be right."

The Manchester by the Sea actress also revealed that she is not ready to jump back into the world of dating, saying she had never "imagined" that she would be dating at 36.

"Talk about a learning process. I think, God, what would I say about it? I feel really sensitive about it and certainly did not expect to still be dating at 36 with an 11-year-old," she told the magazine.

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She continued, "I'm like a cat, I'm a very domestic creature. I just want to stay home and take care of people. But I'm also happy with myself and just because I might have a desire to be with someone ... that won't lead me to marry the wrong person."