Consciously Uncoupling

Sarah Ritchie Divorce

A few days ago, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, married for a decade with two children, released a public statement on her website Goop saying they were “consciously uncoupling.”  They have received quite a lot of ridicule and sarcastic jabs in the popular press, with writers claiming that as mega-stars they have tried to “pretty up” what others of us …

Divorce Ceremonies

Sarah Ritchie Divorce

One of the distinctive features of the Celebrant community is our commitment to honoring all of life’s major events and transitions, whether joy-filled or painful. Among the much-needed ceremonies of healing in our repertoire is the divorce ceremony. In recent years, the popular media has promoted the idea of “divorce parties.” These parties—a cross between a bachelorette party and a …