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Connecticut residents could learn from celebrity divorce

On the surface, a celebrity couple ending a marriage seems to have very little to do with the typical person's experience of a marital dissolution. Connecticut residents know all too well how much divorce is sensationalized in gossip magazines and the like. However, some experts are suggesting that even "regular" couples could benefit from the example put forward by some celebrity couples. 

While major news networks might not be reporting on the average divorce, issuing a joint statement to friends and family can be a good place to start. This immediately negates the question of blame in a public sphere. It can also go a long way toward ensuring both parties limit statements that could have an impact on their divorce proceeding moving ahead. 

Positive statements should reach into private lives as well. While it might be tempting to express bitterness in private, and can even be helpful in the emotional healing process, it is important to remember that a divorce is a business interaction at its heart. Keeping things as professional as possible, even behind closed doors, can help avoid an ugly court battle and help to prepare both parties for their role in the process. 

Whether it is splashed across televisions nationwide or is consigned simply to the family and friends of the Connecticut residents going through it, divorce is a life-changing process. It behooves both individuals to put on a united front and get through it with as much professionalism as can be mustered. In this way, even the paparazzi of public opinion can be limited in its impact on the proceedings. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "How to Handle Your Divorce Like a Celebrity", Honoree Corder, Aug. 4, 2015

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