Divorce vs. Conscious Uncoupling: Today’s Separation Trends

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow surprised the world this spring when she announced a “conscious uncoupling” between her and longtime husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, on her lifestyle website Goop.   Is uncoupling a true alternative to divorce and the negative connotation surrounding it? For those interested in the field of marriage and family therapy, alternatives to

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According to the American Psychological Association, 40 to 50couple in counseling percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce.
Divorce in American culture has become an epidemic, with nearly half of marriages ending in one. Is there a solution to lower divorce rates, or has divorce become a permanent societal norm? Marriage and family therapy may offer a solution.