LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt is opening up for the first time about his pending divorce from Angelina Jolie and his relationship with their children.

Pitt tells GQ Style Magazine that the recent chaos in his personal life was “self-inflicted.” Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September, days after it was reported that Pitt was abusive toward their 15-year-old son on a plane. Pitt was eventually cleared by authorities.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29:  Actors Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The 53-year-old actor says he has quit drinking since then and is seeing a therapist.

Pitt says he and Jolie have agreed to “work together” on shared custody of their six children because it’s “very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.”

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Pitt says he has to focus less on work and more on listening to his children.

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