January 06, 2015 04:46 PM

Jennifer Aniston has been making headlines lately — both for her recent Golden Globes nom for her role in her newest film, Cake and for her sudden desire to open up about all things love, divorce and family. And she’s going a step further in the February issue of InStyle, even talking wedding planning with fiancé Justin Theroux.

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And the reason for their long engagement is exactly what you think: The two can’t decide on a venue, so to speak. “There’s a big discussion in our house right now: Do you just do it and say screw it? Or do you try desperately to get away with [a secret ceremony] where you don’t have any fun because you’re hiding in a cave somewhere?” she says in the interview. “If we could do it without all the buzzing and the noise … It can be done. When there’s a will, there’s a way.”

But aside from potentially having their wedding in a cave, Aniston says her relationship with Theroux is, well, a lot like ours. “We go out a lot during the week, so we usually stay in on the weekends,” she says. “We’ll have friends over for a big dinner party or do a movie. On Sundays Justin cooks. He’ll surprise me with some wonderful egg creation. He also makes great pasta.”

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Their love story started a lot like ours too — a little slowly. “I remember thinking, ‘Isn’t he hot?’ But he was actually really quiet,” she says of their first encounter at a dinner party. “I later came to find out that he was just exhausted because he had been writing nonstop, like a little hamster on a wheel. This was his one night off, and he had no personality, but he was very sweet and very overdressed. I was like, ‘You must be really shvitzing up a storm in those jeans and combat boots,'” Aniston said.

And though she admits to having some relationship bumps in the past, Aniston says that they all led her to where she’s supposed to be. “It’s no secret: I’ve had some challenging companionship,” she says. “I think hitting a wall with that really kind of [helped me grow]. I found a really great therapist. Not to sound too ‘woo woo,’ but I think the self-love piece was really important. And spending a lot of time alone. Having time to ask myself why there was such toxicity in my immediate space at times. Why would I attract that instead of light?”

For more from the star, visit InStyle.com, or pick up the new issue on stands Friday. And tell us: What do you think of her new attitude? Do you think they will elope or host an elaborate party? Tell us below!

–Sarah Kinonen

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