Many began this morning with a loud groan on Facebook - actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin parted ways. It would seem that in recent years, few people remembered them as a family unit, and because of this it was difficult to expect that their separation would upset everyone so much. The reason for both is very simple: they talk about strong families in the press much less often than about expressive conversions and partings of stars. The Paltrow-Martin pair continued to exist somewhere on the periphery of consciousness (go crazy, Apple will turn ten soon, and Coldplay seem to be playing at some big festivals), and the fact that even such a constant is capable of disintegrating makes the knees tremble. If so, we are all doomed.
On the other hand, and more importantly, this story teaches us something constructive. First of all, the fact that you can keep the bar not only in marriage, but also in case of divorce - Paltrow and Martin part without fanfare and as worthy as possible. Deciding to part ways, they brought up the important topic of "Conscious Separation" - it was under this heading that the couple's official statement was published on Gwyneth Paltrow's personal website Goop:
“With sadness in our hearts, we decided to leave. For over a year we have been looking for ways to cement our relationship and understand what might be ahead of us as a couple. But in the end, we came to the conclusion that although we continue to love each other very much, we will go further separately. First of all, we are parents of two incredibly beautiful children, and we hope that you will respect our desire to get through this difficult period outside the sights of cameras. We have always tried to keep the privacy of our life together and we hope that the process of our deliberate separation will take place in the same way."
This sad, but life story reminds us not only that nothing lasts forever, but also that the ability to part ways on time, at the same time admitting that the relationship has exhausted itself, and finding the strength to go further with friends is no less appreciated in this world. than the ability to be together.