I think you're with me when I say that love died the day that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett announced they were getting a divorce, so it should sting a little less when I tell you that Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are separated. Well, kinda. But not really? I'm just as confused as you are. Here's the deal.
No papers have been filed or anything, but Bethenny told In Touch that she and Jason spent the summer apart.
Bryn and I spent the last six weeks in the Hamptons playing on the beach. We just had a magical, amazing summer. Jason was in the city working, and it was nice. He came on the weekends. It was good for her that we got to do outdoor activities. It was good for me, because I was ready to crack.
Then, a source claimed that when Jason did make it out to the Hamptons, it was only to see Bryn. You'll notice that Bethenny said that having Jason working in the city "was nice" and only mentioned her and Bryn's happiness, not hers with Jason, nor Jason's alone.
Separations can be really effective. They can help you figure out that you miss your spouse, and that working through your issues is worth it because at the end of the day, you want them around; or, they can highlight the fact that you're happier alone.
And if you are, in fact, happier alone, then what exactly are you fighting to save?
We've all seen Bethenny and Jason go through some pretty serious rough patches during the first two years of their marriage, and I have to say, I'm not optimistic these two crazy kids will make it. It sounds like Bethenny really relished her time without Jason. Not only that, but she says she was ready to crack, presumably right before her beach break, which was presumably when she was with Jason.
If you ask this arm chair psychologist who has never spoken to either party and is decidedly not privy to any of their personal feelings on the matter, I'd say this six-week separation shows that they're happier apart.
It's gotta be incredibly difficult for a couple to realize that they're better off apart, but sometimes it happens.
Sounds like the separation worked, but the result was painful.
Do you think separations are a good way to figure out a relationship?
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