Thursday, March 27, 2014

Conscious Uncoupling?

It's the new catchphrase in the world of celebrity separation and divorce and is Gwyneth Paltrow's attempt to coin a friendlier term for divorce. Guess what? It's still divorce. There will still be a separation of the couple's assets, possession schedules for the children, child support possibly, who makes what decisions for the kids or how those decisions are made. The difference that Gwyneth is trying to "make" is that she and her estranged husband are committed to putting the family's needs over the individual husband/wife's needs. Well, that's not a new concept. Everyone attempts to do that but unfortunately, most couples believe that they are. Estranged couples "choose" how they approach a separation and their behavior during the process. But, it's difficult as time goes by, money is spent, the children become angry or do not adjust to the separation well. It will be interesting to follow their journey through conscious uncoupling.