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Conscious uncoupling

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on Wednesday, 26 March 2014
‘It’s hard being married,’ she said.
‘Duh, really?’ I would have responded.

But in actual fact Gwyneth didn’t inform me personally of her recently announced ‘conscious uncoupling’ from her Brit singer-songwriter.

Yes – if you haven’t yet heard the news, Mr and Mrs Chris Martin, the slightly cheesy rock star and actress, have confessed that their marriage isn’t what it used to be. Oh and we’re all supposed to be vaguely surprised. Not shocked that the duo didn’t make it long term but that marriage is apparently hard work at times.

I mean who honestly wouldn’t agree? And how bad does it have to be to start carving up the net worth? I’m not a film star and He isn’t in a band but we work hard ALL the time at making our marriage work. Because ‘uncoupling’ isn’t really an option at all. Instead it is damn hard separation and grief for all involved, before any re-coupling is even contemplated. I’ve stood by and watched from the sidelines and divorce isn’t pretty.

So, even with £89m, some apparent consciousness and a heck of a lot of co-parenting praise, Paltrow will need more than her infamous cupping therapy or her Goop cleanse before she can commiserate to Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ in her bath tub.


You can read more musings from Emma at www.lifeofyablon.com.


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