Connie Britton adopted her son, Yoby, as a single mother.
However, she admitted that it might be nice to raise her little boy with someone else.
"I would love to be doing this with a partner, and I want Yoby to have a father figure. But I also know that putting that kind of pressure on myself or on a relationship would be disastrous," she told Redbook magazine for its October cover story.
"It’s funny – my married friends tell me all the time, 'What you have is so much easier.' When you’re doing it on your own, you don’t have to [argue over] how you’re raising the kids."
Britton, 47, adopted the boy, now 3, in 2011. Raising him on her own while starring on the ABC series, "Nashville" has been a challenge, but the actress said she "would never compare what I do to what anyone else does."
"Everybody’s working hard and doing the best they can – if you’re a mom, there’s that pressure, we all face it. I’m constantly being pulled in different directions. But that’s the thing: Moms are pulled and distracted," she said. "I would never say that’s worse for me because I’m an actor. I am actually 100 percent sure all moms feel that way."
The actress, who plays a therapist in love with a younger man in the upcoming movie, "This Is Where I Leave You," also relates to women on the subject of dating. One thing that frustrates her, she said is "cougar" talk, a term she found undignified.
"Here’s the deal: I think that age can disappear. I know women in their 40’s who don’t feel like, quote unquote, women in their 40s. I hate generalizations," she said. "There’s also this idea of the older woman – or even just a strong woman – using men up and spitting them out. That’s not my experience at all. I get my heart broken. A big part of intimacy is vulnerability, but if you make yourself vulnerable, you’re going to get your heart broken."