Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and the Conscious Uncoupling

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and the Conscious Uncoupling

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and “Iron Man” star Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation on Paltrow’s GOOP after 10 years of marriage. The couple has two children: Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.

“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner,” wrote Gwyneth and Chris in a statement which was published on


The separation may have come as a surprise as the pair has been closer than ever recently. However, Chris Martin was reportedly not in good shape as he was devastated with their separation. An insider told the that Martin suggested counseling and moving back to London, but those did not work out for them.

“Now they’ll have to figure out custody because he loves those kids more than anything. He’s very hurt,” added the insider on the article.

In a contradicting statement, Martin’s brother, Alex, clarified that his brother is holding up fine.

“He’s bearing up OK. I love them both dearly, we all get on and there is no animosity. Me and my brother are very close,” said Alex in the Mirror report.

It was cited in the Paltrow and Martin’s statement that they were undergoing conscious uncoupling. What does it mean? CNN published a very informative article about Paltrow’s conscious coupling.

Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami explained that it is about the ability to comprehend that every argument is a sign for a person to reflect and identify the negative aspect that needs healing. From this outlook, there is no one to blame but the couple. It is focused on people as individuals and not just on the relationship.

CNN consulted with Jeanne Byrd, a Conscious Uncoupling coach, about the method. The coach explained further that conscious uncoupling is a five-week course. It tackles the three power bases: relationship with yourself, others, and life.  The couple undergoing this course should understand all these to get to the deeper truth. Byrd emphasized that not only one person is to blame. The things that add to a marriage’s end involve the dynamic patterns that the couple has been living inside for years.

Conscious uncoupling addresses these concerns and their repercussions in the relationship. Byrd went on to emphasize that the method proposes that “We did this,” “We’re responsible,” keeping things harmonious in a separation. Moreover, the coach added that the children are the ones who would really benefit from this.

Divorce, whether amicable or not, is still a sad part in one’s life, especially on the children’s life.


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