What is so wrong with the Conscious Uncoupling of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow?
The media has been so full of discussion about yet another celebrity couple splitting that I think everyone has missed the point somewhat. The BBC Right to Reply programme even had to justify the amount of coverage on BBC News about the separation. The thing about this split is that it seems to have been made worse by the fact that it was described by the lady involved as a conscious uncoupling.
What a terrible crime?! Of course I don't really know YOUR opinion about this story, but I do know that the majority of the articles written this week have been scathing in their treatment of the description. But why is this? Would we rather that they were at each other's throats and releasing stories about each other to discredit the other party? In some ways it seems that would be prefered by many writers and users of social media.
Let's look at this another way. Marriages and relationships break up all the time and this is always sad. When there are children involved then it really is good to think about them and try and behave like an adult however you feel. I am fortunate enough to be connected to a great many people on social media thanks to working in Television and Radio before my career in Hypnotherapy. The downside of this is that I sometimes have to see people play out their personal issues on social media. Of course, I don't have time for this so you would not be surprised by the number of people who I no longer follow or "friend" on facebook and twitter. Life is too short!
I think we should take a step back and applaud the maturity of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow in what is a difficult time for them and their children Apple and Moses. Rather than laugh about the Californian way they are treating the situation, just take a step back and admire them for keeping their heads when all around them is falling down. They have even gone on holiday together now, that takes more guts than behaving like a spoilt child.
Children are the most important people to think about in situations like these. I spend so much time helping clients to deal with issues that arose from things that happened when they were young with their families and also helping children to overcome issues that arise in their own childhood.
So, let's applaud the mature way that the couple are behaving and stop trying to wish they would behave in a vile way!
Now, was I right about your opinion? Did you laugh and think it was a strange way to announce a split? Don't forget there are always different ways to see every story and action in our lives!