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Conscious uncoupling? Really?

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Chocoholism Wed 26-Mar-14 19:44:09

AIBU to think that Gwyneth and Chris are so contrived? Have you seen the website they announced their conscious uncoupling on? They posted a photo of them happily sitting in a field.... It's so cringe worthy

I feel for the kids though, I just hope apple don't crumble

miffybun73 Wed 26-Mar-14 19:46:50

YANBU - it's just ridiculous.

grin at "I just hope apple don't crumble"

aermingers Wed 26-Mar-14 19:46:54

This is code for 'my wife is shagging everything that moves but I don't want to be emasculated so I'm pretending it's not happening and I'm okay with it all and all her hippy dippy touchy feely new age bullshit'.

miffybun73 Wed 26-Mar-14 19:47:44

I think that you're right aermingers

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 26-Mar-14 19:50:22

I know it's gossip fodder for the masses but bloody hell, there are several other threads on this... women are generally quite horrible. confused

GlassCaseofEmotion Wed 26-Mar-14 19:51:36

I heard on the radio that they also describe it as "extending their family" rather than a divorce, because they are still so close. I like the theory but can't see it working in practice. It is otherwise terribly sad. But Gwyneth is just SO.....perfect?!? Would you expect anything else from her - that Goop website is just ramblings and aspirational guff by someone completely removed from reality.

Chocoholism Wed 26-Mar-14 19:51:58

I couldn't find any other threads sorry, I just wanted to post me joke I heard smile

Beehatch Wed 26-Mar-14 19:53:21

I liked the comment someone made on Radio 4 about the fact it makes a change from breakups that involve 'unconcious coupling' grin

rootypig Wed 26-Mar-14 19:54:45

surely it should be decoupling? or does this mean something carnal grin

Chocoholism Wed 26-Mar-14 19:56:50

I think that's how I got together with my DP beehatch wink

KatieScarlett2833 Wed 26-Mar-14 20:02:00

Rumour has it he's been at it quite a bit himself.

HarderThanYouThink Wed 26-Mar-14 21:08:41

"I just hope Apple doesn't crumble"

I have tears rolling down my face at this! grin

Nottalotta Wed 26-Mar-14 21:29:25

Pretentious twats.

ShirakawaKaede Thu 27-Mar-14 01:55:49

"Conscious decoupling" - because divorce/separation is just so beneath them.


HopelessDei Thu 27-Mar-14 02:12:01

You rather get the feeling Chris Martin probably read that statement at the same time as the rest of us.

I know they're not going to give us the low-down in a PR statement (indeed, why should they?) but can't they just say "We're getting divorced. Ends."? Do they have to do this we're so in love, best friends, wonderful children (why would we doubt they love their children confused), co-parents forever, life's beautiful crap. Clearly if you're such great mates and closer than ever you wouldn't be getting divorced.

FrozenYogurt Thu 27-Mar-14 03:21:53

What riles me is that the 'note from GP', as it appeared on her blog, was accompanied by a self-serving interview with a psychologist who basically said it's unnatural to stay in a long-term monogamous relationship. The theory put forward the idea that because we're living three times as long as our pre-historic selves it's unrealistic to stay with the same person for all that time. And that it was more likely that an adult would have up to three long-term partners in their life.
I've never heard such guff, put forward to justify her own agenda.

BlueFrenchHorn Thu 27-Mar-14 04:53:29

I feel sorry for Apple. Her parents are divorcing and everyone around her finds it hilarious.

Blueuggboots Thu 27-Mar-14 05:43:57

I think there is a lot of hatred for GP.
Their kids will be able to google them and find everything about their separation and divorce.....why not try and deal with it calmly, politely boringly if you like if only for your children?

Noteventhebestdrummer Thu 27-Mar-14 05:50:56

I hope Apple's not TOO cut up about it all...

Lweji Thu 27-Mar-14 05:52:44

I'm with blue.
I actually find the joke very distasteful. Because it's at the expense of a child.

ShirleyFuckingKnot Thu 27-Mar-14 06:02:27

Yup. I'm amazed that people find it ok to laugh at a child's pain because her parents gave her a stupid name.

Tears running down your face laughing at a play on apple crumble? Dear me. hmm

CSIJanner Thu 27-Mar-14 06:20:15

Decoupling makes it sound like a freight train.

deakymom Thu 27-Mar-14 06:38:53

ive always thought its pretentious to release a press statement about your personal life i mean apart from the child who really cares? i didnt even know they had got married

HairyGrotter Thu 27-Mar-14 06:42:27

I think most are missing the major issue here...imagine the utter emo shite Chris will write now confused

Sillybillybob Thu 27-Mar-14 06:54:32

I find it odd that, regardless of statements made etc, anyone finds it appropriate to take the piss out of a couple getting divorced. Ffs look at the relationships board - it's not easy for anyone regardless of what the marriage has been like.

And "Apple crumble"? You're taking the piss out of a primary school child who can't even do anything about her name if she wants to. Well done, you clever thing hmm

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