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You don't need 'conscious uncoupling' to make divorce a better experience for everyone

gwyneth paltrow and chris martin
Colin Young-Wolff
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in 2014. The duo famously "consciously uncoupled" after 10 years of marriage in 2014.

Although definitive statistics are difficult to come by, researchers estimate between 40% and 50% of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce.

But divorce doesn’t have to be an unhappy ending.

After all, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow described their split as “conscious uncoupling” when they broke up in 2014. Paltrow later explained the couple was determined to keep things amicable and continue to share important events and moments with their two kids even when living apart.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss how couples can make divorce a kinder, gentler experience for themselves and their families are author Sara Jacobs and domestic relations lawyer Sherri Goren Slovin, whose practice is called Sherri Goren Slovin Mediation. Jacobs is the author of Better not Broken: A practical, positive guidebook for divorce. The book is available at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, through Amazon or by emailing bebetternotbroken@gmail.com.

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