The split with Matthew Janney was a tough one for Emma Watson to overcome. People reported she described her break-up with former boyfriend as "horrendous."

The Harry Potter actress said that she was very uncomfortable with being single after she split with former boyfriend and rugby star Janney in December 2014, but decided to stay silent. 

Watson is currently UN's Goodwill Ambassador for Women. She credits her transition from heartbreak to empowerment to a "retreat" in Canada, near the Rocky Mountains. She avoided much contact during her retreat at the facility for a week to do more soul-searching.

According to a report in Vogue U.K., she said: "I felt really uncomfortable. Even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself."

However, the break-up did not have any adverse effect on her dating experience. She said that she had good dating experience with men who made her feel comfortable.

"I certainly haven't found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I've struggled in my love life," Emma told Vogue.

Even though she has a tight-packed schedule, Emma Watson enjoys her role of a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN. Talking about the role, she said: "Everything clicked in to place, in a way that it hadn't before. I understood what I'm here to do and knew where to channel all this energy that has been coming at me. I now feel this sense of peace. People say that I'm different since I did it."

Emma Watson has been identified as one of the activists who stood up for the rights of women worldwide after she took up the role of Goodwill Ambassador.

Her speech on gender equality at the UN last year was a key factor to boost the "He for She" campaign for improving the condition of women globally.