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The Way Co-Parenting Should be

by Melvin Cook

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The other day I came across an article on regarding actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her ex-husband, Chris Martin, of the band Cold Play.

The article mentioned their ongoing commitment to co-parenting their two children following their “conscious uncoupling” in 2014. (Ms. Paltrow stated she was proud of her use of the phrase, although she did not coin it herself).

Ms. Paltrow stated that “[a]s anybody who has been divorced knows, you have to put a lot aside to maintain the family and the practicalities of what that might mean and sometimes that’s quite tough on a personal level. It’s a commitment I make every day to my children and their father even though we’re not in a romantic relationship.”

“You can remain a family even though you are not a couple and make it a less traumatic experience for the children,” she continued.

She even showed up at her ex-husband’s recent private solo concert at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes in southeastern France. Mr. Martin acknowledged her presence and made a good-natured self-deprecating joke.

I thought this is an example of the way co-parenting post-divorce should be.

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