The Oscar-winning star filed for divorce from her husband of nine years Chad Lowe in May.
Swank says, "I'm dating a great guy. You rely on your friends when you go through something so big. My friends are my family."
Swank: 'Divorce Is Not the End of the World'
She says, "That's life. Millions of men and women fall in love, get married and then get divorced.
"If what happened to me helps someone realize they're in a great relationship and to hold the person closer, then do it.
"If it makes someone realize they're in an unhealthy relationship that is making them both unhappy, then it's not the end of the world."
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