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    Amid the gossip over what caused the split between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, a new theory surfaces. Paltrow and Martin had different parenting styles. Okay, that's a lot less sexy than the rumors about an open marriage -- but these little, daily disagreements can do a lot of damage to a relationship over time. Supposedly Gwyneth was the strict parent, especially when it comes to food, and Chris was more lax about everything. What's going to happen when the kids bounce between households?

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    Hindsight is 20/20, right? In the months leading up to my divorce, I was spending a lot of time trying to figure out if I could survive a life outside of marriage, or would it be better to just concede and continue being the good wife I always had been? It had already become very clear that the husband was happy with the status quo and unwilling to make any changes.

    One day I finally admitted out loud to my therapist, whom I paid to not judge me for expressing such things aloud, "I think I feel like I already have one foot out the door." He gently suggested that given the feelings I had shared with him, it sounded like I had more than "one foot out of the door."

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    It's never easy to break the news of your divorce to your children. Few things feel worse than telling your child you're about to split their world in two. And so it's a little bittersweet to hear that just before announcing their separation, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin left for a family vacation together. The couple and their children, 9-year-old Apple and 7-year-old Moses, are spending time in the Bahamas -- probably the last time the four of them will vacation together ever again.

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    Is there life after a breakup with Adam Levine? Of course there is. And Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret model Anne Vyalitsnya (also known as Anne V) is proof. She and Adam dated for what must have been two glorious years but split up back in April of 2012. Now Levine is engaged to another Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Damn is Adam lucky!

    Though I bet he was holding his breath when he learned that Anne had some surprising things to say about him and his future bride. Yikes. What could his ex have to say? And perhaps more importantly why is she talking about them?

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    My (hopefully) soon-to-be-ex-husband won’t let me go. It’s been almost a year since I left him, and he is stalling the process by refusing to respond to my settlement attempts. So here I sit, still technically married, but divorced in every other sense of the word.

    He is refusing to let me go, because according to him, he not only still loves me, but also because “we will always be married in God’s eyes.” Sorry, dear, but holding onto something that’s not yours isn’t love, it’s control.

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    You know the golden rule when it comes to your friends and their happiness -- never rain on their parade. So when your friend gets engaged to that guy she’s been seeing that you can’t stand? You swallow it and try to be happy for her, even if you think she’s making a big mistake.

    Maybe that’s not such a great idea after all. About a decade into my marriage, when everything was really crumbling apart, I was talking to a girlfriend that had been part of my now ex-husband’s social group growing up. I was crying and saying that I just didn’t understand his behavior, and she said something that shocked me. “Well, you know him, he’s always been like that.”

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    The other day I was driving my two daughters home from school, and the kindergartener asked me with all serious when we were going to move back to Daddy’s house and be a family again.

    The fifth of never. Ok, I kept that answer to myself and gently explained to her (again) that Mommy and Daddy aren’t getting back together, that we love her and her sister very much, but that we made each other too crazy to live together.

    Then came her very small voice, “But Mommy … Daddy says it’s your fault.”

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    Huh. I guess no one can accuse him of being anything less than amicable to his baby mama, because Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and his ex, Carla Rodriguez, seem to have a pretty close relationship. Like to the point where they kind of appear to be nothing short of best buds.

    Or at least that's what we can probably assume, based on this photo of Juan Pablo and Carla sitting together reading an US Weekly containing an article all about what a shitty dude he supposedly is.

    Yep. Apparently Juan Pablo's exes are quick to throw him under the bus, deeming him a "playboy" and saying he will "never settle for one woman."

    But it looks like Carla doesn't have a problem with him.

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    Some years ago, I found myself once again single and trying to find guys to date. Ugh, just put a hot poker in my eye. I'm sure there are plenty of good men out there, but absolutely none of them were on the dating site I selected to start my dating journey. Well, except one guy. Let's call him Jim. Jim was cute, witty, gainfully employed, and had 2-year-old daughter. He was also divorced. Which would explain why he was on a dating site. But there was just one problem -- he was still very amicable pals with his ex-wife.

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    Divorce is a life-changer, for sure. The death of a marriage means that nothing will ever be the same again. Committing your life to someone, and then having that bond broken -- for whatever reason -- is going to change you.

    The thing about grief is that you don’t know how you’re going to come out the other side. When you’re taking things minute by minute, and then hour by hour, and day by day, eventually you look up and realize that a whole heck of a lot of things have happened that you didn’t see coming.

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