Jack White and Karen Elson Creating A New Normal?
The beautiful invitation implies a well thought out celebration with live music and dancing. At a glace you might assume it to be another celebrity re-commitment ceremony. Upon closer inspection (view) the beautiful black and pink invitation with brocade corners and the shindig details, is actually an invite to celebrate Jack White and Karen Elson’s impending divorce.
I L*O*V*E* this notion and hope it catches on as a trend. This couple is obviously awake enough in their marriage to celebrate and honor what they have created, despite the fact it is no longer working. They are doing a service to their children by declaring their continued collaboration as a family with their bond of devotion to the kids as the focal point. The divorce statistic in the US is over 50% and the innocent victims of divorcing badly are the kids.
Their joint press release states, “We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow. In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party. An evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family.”
Divorce will always be a hot button issue for many as it strikes a cultural and religious cord. But the reality is that more than half of the couples that marry will divorce so I believe it is about time we figure out how to do it with less collateral damage and more integrity. Jack White and Karen Elson have shared a better more evolved blue print for divorcing. The New Normal for separating without severing is here.
I see a cottage industry being born.
What are your thoughts?
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