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Concious uncoupling.

(32 Posts)
FoxgloveFairy Thu 01-Jan-15 02:03:02

Just read the most irritating thing from Gwyneth Paltrow. Which takes some doing. Apparently, Chris Martin was too young to be a husband and father at 25 years of age. Too young for a man, according to Gwynnie. Is there some reason that a 25 year old man should still be thought of as a child, and if so, at what age are men considered grown up adults, for God's sake? If I were a man, I would be very annoyed at being infantalised like this.

DeadCert Thu 01-Jan-15 02:05:05

Ugh. Link?

FoxgloveFairy Thu 01-Jan-15 02:07:05

Can't link, apologies. On phone.

ChaircatMiaow Thu 01-Jan-15 02:14:01

She's an obnoxious twit with her head in the clouds and the delusional belief that she can tell the rest of us little ants how to live our lives.

TendonQueen Thu 01-Jan-15 02:28:27

She has to come up with some reason that wasn't to do with her, and that isn't contentious in a way he could sue her for. This is the result. Take no notice.

CheerfulYank Thu 01-Jan-15 02:30:05

Men are beyond infantilized these days but eurghhh.

bettyboop1970 Thu 01-Jan-15 02:34:43

She is such a patronising dullard!

Squtternutbaush Thu 01-Jan-15 02:50:52

Well perhaps she shouldn't have helped him become a father or a husband at 25 if he was such a twat?

I mean, I agree he seems like a twat but so is she.

FoxgloveFairy Thu 01-Jan-15 02:51:14

My Dad was married with a son and another on the way at that age. Provided for his family and is still a very involved ( oh, so involved!) and loving husband and father at 79.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Thu 01-Jan-15 02:53:01

Is he really only 26? He looks much older <misses the point>

shellistar Thu 01-Jan-15 08:25:40

WipsGlitter Thu 01-Jan-15 08:37:13

Maybe she's saying he was too young. Not all men. I don't mind Gwinnie, and I think their conscious uncoupling is a great example on how to split and not mind fuck everyone - going on what we see in the media, who knows what it's like in private.

WipsGlitter Thu 01-Jan-15 08:40:00

He was that age when they met which was 10+ years ago, so he's in his 30s now.

Isetan Thu 01-Jan-15 08:48:27

My Ex was 31 when he became a father, he wasn't and probably never will be, 'old' enough to be a father. I haven't infantilized him.

Tobyjugg Thu 01-Jan-15 10:18:50

Any man married to Ms Paltrow would look older than his years.

Tobyjugg Thu 01-Jan-15 10:19:20

Sorry, that was for Middle

CuttedUpPear Thu 01-Jan-15 10:25:38

She has an older man on the go and is paving the way for the big reveal.

LalaLoopsylover Thu 01-Jan-15 11:07:01

I don't really have any time for her and she says some pretty useless, banal things! But I have to say I find this one of the more sensible things she has said.

I don't think it's an outrageous claim that 25 is too young. There are many, many 25 year olds who are mature enough but I have to say the majority of people I know, were too "young" at 25 and were better to leave parenting until later.

Joysmum Thu 01-Jan-15 11:08:42

I hate everybody that generalise wink

Bloomingflower1 Thu 01-Jan-15 11:13:07

Okay, in her opinion he was too young when they got married. That`s open to debate. It`s interesting that she doesn`t talk about her own faults and how she contributed to the failed relationship. That takes strength and until she can do this then expect a long string of failed relationships.

LabradorMama Thu 01-Jan-15 11:15:49

This poor woman can't do anything right, can she? Do you think she wants to discuss the details of her relationship breakdown with the world press? Of course not. So she chooses an inoffensive, impersonal response to help retain some shreds of privacy and dignity for her family and now you're calling her banal and a twat.

I wonder how you feel she should have handled it better?

Essexgirlupnorth Thu 01-Jan-15 11:18:37

I remember reading a article in the NME when Coldplay first started with Chris Martin saying he couldn't get a girlfriend then he was hooked up with Gwyneth.

misskangaandroo2014 Thu 01-Jan-15 11:19:09

She says he was too young then goes on to say about being proud they're not blaming and shaming hmm . Because implying 25 is too young for responsibility in print is neither?

Lweji Thu 01-Jan-15 11:27:05

It sounds like a polite way of saying he was a crap husband and father according to her criteria.

She wasn't supposed to talk about their relationship while with him and she still probably doesn't want for her children to see negative comments about their father on the press.

Or she is grasping at straws to explain why she didn't want to be married to him anymore.

How would anyone of us explain our breakups to the press?

Lweji Thu 01-Jan-15 11:28:59

Also I thought someone had resurrected a zombie thread. Are we still discussing Gwinnie's separation?

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