Going through a divorce can be hard. For those who don't live their
lives in the spotlight, having to not only accept the end of a marriage,
but also explain the termination to friends, family, and children, can
be especially difficult. But when you are a celebrity, you often have
to explain yourself to the entire world. It is no wonder then why super-actress
Gwyneth Paltrow chooses to refer to her pending divorce in more favorable terms.
As Paltrow and husband Chris Martin prepare to legally divorce, she has
decided to ditch the term 'divorce' in favor of the new age-ish
term 'conscious uncoupling.' This interesting term was reportedly
created by therapist Katherine Woodward, and is meant to signify a release
of the negative energy and trauma that many people experience during the
divorce process. As such, a conscious uncoupling is meant to be a good
thing, a time to heal and start anew.
Let's hope that the entire divorce process goes as smoothly as possible
for Paltrow and her soon-to-be ex-husband. The famed actress and Coldplay
rocker have a couple of children together, and have to experience this
especially difficult time in front of the world. Perhaps their process
of uncoupling will make the division of their multi-million dollar estate
less contentious than it may otherwise have been.