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Conscious Uncoupling

The Real Cure for Divorce and Adultery... and It's Not What You Think

Lisa Haisha | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Haisha

Can something as simple as heart-centered communication really be the solution?

A Mother's Lesson in Listening

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

My parents stayed together for us kids, but I chose not to. By the time my son celebrates his second birthday, his father and I will be divorced. Hourly, I battle between crowning that decision selfless or selfish.

'Conscious Uncoupling Is Wimping Out' And 14 Other Life Lessons

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

I've learned a few life lessons along the way. Signal when making a turn. Secure the lid on the blender before turning the dial to purée. Don't put your iPhone in your back pocket. Never eat an Oreo before a dental appointment.

'Conscious Uncoupling' Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Jeanne Kelly

If you find yourself coming to the sad decision that your marriage or partnership must end, there is no reason why it needs to ruin your credit or that of your partner. Just bear in mind these tips, and be sure to uncouple consciously.

5 Inconvenient Truths About Divorcing With Kids

Rebecca Bitton | Posted 06.30.2014 | Divorce
Rebecca Bitton

Gwyneth Paltrow annoyed millions when she referred to her impending divorce from Chris Martin as "conscious uncoupling." I find it noble that they're ...

Chris Martin Discusses 'Challenges' In First Interview Post-Split

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 04.25.2014 | Celebrity

Chris Martin gave an interview to BBC Radio 1 on April 23, his first since his wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced to the world via Goop that they would "c...

Anatomy of an 'Uncoupling'

Tara Ellison | Posted 06.24.2014 | Divorce
Tara Ellison

Despite wealth, status and an Oscar, divorce -- regardless of whatever sunny spin you put on it -- remains a great equalizer. Call it what you will, but "uncoupling" still sucks.

How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

Ashley Crouch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

The widespread cultural belief in "soul mate ideology" undermines our chances at happiness because it makes us passive receivers of idyllic romantic expectations.

Conscious Re-characterization

Jane Buckingham | Posted 06.15.2014 | Divorce
Jane Buckingham

"Conscious uncoupling" evokes a desire to make divorce seem positive, proactive and even somewhat glamorous. But, divorce is none of these things. It's painful, scary, uncomfortable, embarrassing and unpleasant.

Conscious Uncoupling in the Beauty Realm: Breaking Out of a Makeup Rut

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

There comes a time where I think everyone (even the most famous) needs to reevaluate their regime, and reassess what is -- and isn't -- working for them.

Conscious Uncoupling: Helping Divorced Parents Avoid Unconscious Un-Parenting?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

When we hear anything about "consciousness" -- which means giving thought and serious attention to something before acting on it -- we're as uncomfortable as kids in a sex-ed class.

ANOTHER Gwyneth And Chris Rumor

www.newser.com | Posted 04.08.2014 | Celebrity

We would warn you to take this news, which comes courtesy of a UK tabloid, with a grain or two of salt—but then again, it does sound like something ...

Forget Conscious Uncoupling; Try Conscious Unscheduling

Gail Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I recently sat next to a successful Hollywood executive over dinner. He let it slip that he was oddly looking forward to the following day. "Why?" I inquired, imagining an impressive gathering of executives discussing a potential multi-million dollar deal. I couldn't have been more wrong.

What We Can All Learn About Relationships From Gwyneth Paltrow

Lisa Haisha | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Haisha

We've all heard the statistic that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. And the word itself -- "divorce" -- has gotten a bad reputation over the ye...

Conscious Uncoupling and the Paradox of Conscious Commitment

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Thea and Duane Harvey

Relationships do end, and it is important to stop viewing this as failure. The success or failure of a relationship should not be determined by it's length, but by our ability to allow another human being into our heart and grow from the experience.

How to Not Murder Your Ex

Mark Morford | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Mark Morford

Simple rules we live by. Basic laws we insist upon. Zucchini is pointless. Orchids are fantastic. Politics will mutilate your soul. If you are not fr...

In Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow's Conscious Uncoupling

Lori Holden | Posted 06.01.2014 | Celebrity
Lori Holden

I have seen some really nasty divorces, and I applaud Gwyneth's pledge to navigate the upcoming turbulent waters -- ones that are sure to dredge up deep insecurities and fears -- with mindful intention. It will not be easy.

Is Conscious Uncoupling Actually Possible?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The greatest gift you can give your children is to get the support you need to help you deal with your hurt, anger and sadness.

Gwyneth and Chris: Conscious Uncoupling?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Jane Greer

Whether you are motivated by your children, limited finances, or something else, the good and unselfish divorce is something to aspire to.

Conscious Comedy: The Dos and Don'ts of Mindfully Mocking Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Conscious Uncoupling'

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

True, calling her divorce a 'conscious uncoupling' may simply be a rebranding effort designed to avoid the stigma and trauma typically associated with the entire divorce process. Although the term may be silly, the goal itself is not.

Conscious Uncoupling: An Oxymoron

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Among other things, "Conscious Uncoupling" supposedly helps couples understand and honor what was good about their lives together, and then let go... together. Give me a break.

Sorry, Even Gwyneth's Separation Will Be Better Than Yours

Posted 03.29.2014 | Divorce

Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom's blog, The Stir Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't discuss this very much because she's a pretty private person, but I a...

A Letter to Gwyneth From a Divorced Mom

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

I get that you want to be special. We all want to be special. I remember wailing to a friend in the middle of my divorce "I don't want to be a statistic!" But here's the thing -- we're all in this together.

Why Gwyneth Is So Wrong About Moms With 'Regular' Jobs

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Complaining about how hard she has it while romanticizing the lives of working parents with more traditional careers means Gwyneth is either remarkably self-absorbed or deliberately obtuse.

Conscious Uncoupling

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

It makes sense that a divorce will trigger all of our defenses and that it will be hard to stay conscious in those moments. Understanding that you are committing to being intentional because it is in your best interest and the interests of your children can remind you that there is a better way.