Kristen Bell talks vaccinations and couples therapy

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The actress, 34, and her husband Dax Shepard have a happy marriage, but in order to achieve that, the Veronica Mars star admits that it takes some hard work.

“I don’t mind advertising a healthy marriage. I’m trying, just like everyone else,” she says.

“You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don’t figure out how to cook without reading a recipe. Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about,” Bell adds.

Bell, who has two daughters, Lincoln and Delta, also revealed the reason why she chose to vaccinate her children.

“I’m very crunchy, and happily so. But there is a lot of scientific, proven information out there that shows why vaccinations are necessary,” she said.

“Kids with autoimmune diseases, kids who are receiving cancer treatments — they can’t be vaccinated because their immune systems [can’t handle it]. If your kid has leukemia, he can’t get vaccinations; if he then goes to school with my kid and I chose not to give my kid vaccinations, I’m putting your kid at risk. To me, that’s unacceptable. There are the weak among us whom we have to protect. As moms, our responsibility is not just to our kids — it’s to all the other kids, too,” she continued.

“People often misplace fear. Your child is 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a severe reaction to a vaccine. That’s a fact,” the actress added.

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