Sunday, February 4, 2007

Hollywood Setting an Example?

In Hollywood divorce is even more common than it is in mainstream America. The details of the divorces of the rich and famous are constantly splashed all over the covers of magazines and rarely are those details anything positive. However, the latest headlines surrounding the divorce of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are surprisingly refreshing. The couple, who have two children, have put their differences aside in order to do what is best for their children. They have been seen together attending their children's different functions. This is rare in many divorces as couples are unable to put aside their hurt feelings and anger in order to remain a unit when it comes to parenting decisions and family time. When a divorcing couple has children, it is important that the children don't have to stress and worry about whether their parents can get along during times in their lives when their parents are forced to cross paths. Parent-teacher conferences, concerts, even bigger events like graduations can often lead to drama for children. The reality of divorce with children is that even though the marriage is terminated a couple are parents for life and its important to set aside differences in order to do right by your children, no matter how difficult that might be.

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