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Just some 15 minutes ago, a rather ominous edition of Goop landed in the Racked inbox. "Click here for a note from GP," it read. It linked to a note on Goop titled "Conscious Uncoupling" where Gwyneth announced that she and her husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, are calling it quits on their marriage.
The note, in full:
It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
Gwyneth & Chris
It wouldn't be a Goop without some sort of holistic doctor opining and this edition is no different. Gwyneth turns the mic over to two of her gurus, Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami, to discuss the concept of "conscious uncoupling." They're trying to redefine divorce. Here's an excerpt:
To change the concept of divorce, we need to release the belief structures we have around marriage that create rigidity in our thought process. The belief structure is the all-or-nothing idea that when we marry, it's for life. The truth is, the only thing any of us have is today. Beyond that, there are no guarantees. The idea of being married to one person for life is too much pressure for anyone. In fact, it would be interesting to see how much easier couples might commit to each other by thinking of their relationship in terms of daily renewal instead of a lifetime investment. This is probably the reason why so many people say their long-term relationships changed overnight, once they got married. The people didn't change, but the expectation did.Click over to Goop to read the entire thing.
· Conscious Uncoupling [Goop]
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