An hour before our family was coming for Thanksgiving dinner my husband, the perfectionist, disappeared. He ran to the store to buy matching folding chairs. At that time we were living in a house that had a huge kitchen but no dining room, hence no dining room set that included matching table and chairs. I was fuming because I needed his help with other preparations. His need for things to look perfect was bugging me, (a former perfectionist). I went into the guest bathroom to admire the new wallpaper we had put up and make sure the guest soap and towels were in place.
Splitting up for a married couple can be the most devastating experience to endure. Unfortunately, the people that vowed to love each other for ever often hurt each other with an evil vengeance during their divorce. A divorce isn't expected to be easy, but it can be done with integrity and consciousness for one another's present and future well-being. Gain insight on ending a marriage from relationship therapist Tammy Nelson.
Disheartened by a string of first dates gone wrong, I sought answers straight from the source: eligible men. I grilled male friends, ex’s and even one of those disastrous dates (see # 3) to find out which first date topics to ditch and how to make it to round two on your road to dating bliss.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have received an unusual degree of attention for their characterization of their separation as a “conscious uncoupling” instead of “divorce.” One half of the term, “uncoupling,” is intuitively easy to understand: they’re separating. It’s the second half, “conscious,” that has sparked debate unique even by the fevered standards of celebrity gossip.
If you haven’t heard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (a movie star and rock star, respectively, if you’re not familiar) announced their divorce this week after a respectable 10 years of marriage. Country music’s Trace Adkins and his wife are also calling it quits after 17 years.
Man, poor Gwyneth Paltrow… She’s probably the most beloved, hated woman in America. Everything she does is either celebrated or trashed… never does she seem to garner a lukewarm response. Last Spring Gwyneth was named People’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” the same week she was named by Star magazine as the “Most Hated Celebrity.”
An awesome father is something we all love to appreciate and praise, but he's even more praiseworthy when he values his role as a man as well as a dad. This particular man acknowledges fatherhood without forgetting what and who he represents as an individual. He carries out his ambitions; he is the same assertive, confident, "go-getter" he was before his children came along and believe it or not... the woman of his life finds that most sexy.
Gweneth Paltrow recently announced her "conscious uncoupling" from Chris Martin. The pair escaped to an island in the Bahamas, clearly to avoid the media frenzy that would follow the announcement. As word got out, you could hear the cries of "what the hell is a Conscious Uncoupling?" and what does it mean? After all, we are bombarded daily with news of viscious celebrity splits and the ensuing war of words. He said and she said melts down into a tabloid rush if who can win the prize for the worst mud slinging and name calling.
I found myself searching for my tribe post-divorce. Finding my tribe was a disorienting, exhilarating and educational experience. Most people don’t talk about how your friendships change after a divorce. This post is about my experience! Tribe 1: Supportive Married Friends
I was getting my hair cut the other day. The same day, in fact, that Gwyneth Paltrow announced her conscious uncoupling with husband Chris Martin. Since hairstylists are only out-gossiped by teenage girls at a slumber party, my hairstylist was telling me all about it. He said so called doctors had penned their ideas about monogamy following news of the split. It raised an interesting question: Is monogamy “Natural”?