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Paltrow and Martin divorce: taking a conscious and different approach

Earlier this week, we learned of the impending divorce of yet another famous couple. However, when actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and her husband musician Chris Martin were planning to divorce, the language she used was unique. Rather than saying the couple planned to divorce or end their marriage, Paltrow used the phrase "conscious uncoupling". While the philosophy of conscious uncoupling is not new, few are likely familiar with the term.

When divorce brings out the worst in ex-spouses

Many divorces are preceded by months or even years of arguing. In some cases, a couple's resentment and mistrust of one another brings out the worst in both parties as they attempt to untangle their lives from one another. Divorcing spouses often argue over matters related to child custody, child support, financial assets and personal property. In some cases, however, the most contentious divorce disputes stem from arguments over seemingly minor issues and assets.

Infidelity often leads to divorce

A couple who chooses to end a marriage may do so for a number of reasons. Infidelity is one commonly cited reason a couple may choose to split or divorce. Upon learning that a husband or wife has been unfaithful, an individual is likely to feel many emotions including anger, hurt and embarrassment. In the days, months and years after learning of a spouse's affair or affairs, an individual must ultimately learn to work through their feelings and resolve to either stay in the marriage or move on.

Divorced parents need to act like grown-ups

Most New York City residents are likely guilty of doing something they knew wasn't right at some point or another. This often is the case when emotions take over causing an individual to disregard reason and logic. Many divorced parents are all too familiar with struggles related to keeping emotions in check, especially when it comes to co-parenting.

Divorce: learning to let go and look forward

Anyone who has ever gone through a divorce can likely provide some sage advice and wisdom related to how to make it through the process. While the emotional and financial implications of going through a divorce are likely expected to a certain degree, there are numerous others that may catch an individual by surprise.

Child custody and the push towards equal time

Parents who make the decision to divorce are often guilt-ridden, believing their decision may negatively impact a child's happiness and emotional development. However, many divorces are preceded by months or even years of arguing which adversely impacts every household member. As such, the decision to divorce often brings positive changes to the lives of both parents and children. That being said many parents, and children, struggle to come to an agreeable consensus when it comes to child custody arrangements.

Tips for divorced parents on paying for a child's future education

Many parents have dreams of one day seeing their child graduate from college. While a child's discipline and hard work may result in acceptance to several reputable colleges, affording a higher education is often challenging for many families. Most parents struggle with how to pay for a child's education. In cases where parents are divorced, the struggle may be that much more complex and potentially problematic.

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