Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker feels guilty about enjoying her work.

The 'Divorce' actress admits there is constant "conflict" in her life because though she is a devoted mother to son James, 13, and twins Tabitha and Loretta, seven - who she has with husband Matthew Broderick - she still enjoys her life outside of the home.

She admitted: "[Parenting] changes you in every possible way, but there's a struggle, there's a conflict that exists, which is you also want to maintain this other part of your life.

"The reason it's a conflict, usually, is that you like the other life, too.

"Someone [told me] that working mothers who work outside of home feel guilty about work because they like the work."

But the former 'Sex and the City' star acknowledged some working parents experience very different feelings because they don't love their jobs.

Speaking to People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle, she added: "That's the issue. For many working women in this country who are working two and three jobs, it's not guilt that they suffer, because they don't love their work.

"It's worry, concern, and time away from their children. It's such a different experience."

And Sarah thinks there are a lot of plus points to being a working mother as there are a lot of things she can teach her children.

She said: "The things that I want to impress upon all of my children are the things that are the hardest for me to get right in business."

The 51-year-old star recently admitted she regularly discusses the challenges of long-term relationships with her friends.

She said: "I was saying to someone recently, I can't counsel you. You can only make these decisions for yourself. But it's really important to think what you want for the future. Who do you want to be with and travel with and sit in that chair with?

"Sometimes, just asking yourself that can help you stop for a second, and perhaps not step outside the boundaries of your relationship."