A Crash Course in ‘Conscious Uncoupling’

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By Richard Horgan Comment

Thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop post about her decision to break up with husband Chris Martin, we along with many others today are educating ourselves about the phrase used to frame the announcement – “conscious uncoupling.” It’s a real, clinical term; via The Guardian, we were led to this clip from Southern California radio show Cutting Edge Consciousness.

There’s lots of great advice in the hour-long conversation above guided by co-host Freeman Michaels. Psychotherapist and author Katherine Woodward Thomas says for example that the first big mistake made by people engaged in “unsconscious” uncoupling is to move from “soul mate to soul hate,” and feed that anger through their network of friends.

Meanwhile, one of our favorite Twitter reactions to Gwyneth’s fanning of the lingo belongs to veteran film publicist Bumble Ward. Ward suddenly has a whole new way of looking at her latest bit of transatlantic travel.

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