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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Didn't Just 'Separate'

Well, they did, technically. But they're calling it something else. On her website Goop yesterday, Paltrow announced that after 10 years, she and rocker Chris Martin, were doing something called Conscious Uncoupling.

Paltrow writes: "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."

She and Martin have two kids, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7. Paltrow also writes that, "We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children," and that they will "coparent" their kids.

Just under that is a post from Drs. Habib Sadeghi and Sherry Sami about the concept of "conscious uncoupling," which touches on the possibility that humans weren't meant to be together for so long. It's actually the increased life expectancy that's throwing a wrench in the whole "marriage" idea, according to the doctors.

"Our biology and psychology aren’t set up to be with one person for four, five, or six decades," they write.

"A conscious uncoupling is the ability to understand that every irritation and argument was a signal to look inside ourselves and identify a negative internal object that needed healing," the doctors add. "... From this perspective, there are no bad guys, just two people, each playing teacher and student respectively."

Photo via Goop/Hillary Weeks

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