After the world's richest man Jeff Bezos announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie, relationship coach Jo Barnett explains why personal experience ha
After the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie, relationship coach Jo Barnett explains why personal experience has taught her the end of a marriage does not have to turn nasty:
The way Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce was delightfully delivered.
They were able to share with us their continued devotion and friendship while deciding to divorce with dignity.
It could be argued that only wealthy people can divorce amicably because there is plenty of money to go around, and therefore less need to squabble.
But, that said, it is a testament to both Jeff and MacKenzie that they are holding up a united front and supporting one another.
Speaking from personal experience, divorce does not have to be nasty and it can be quite cathartic.
As a relationship expert, I help people turn their relationships around – something I was able to do myself when I divorced after seven years of marriage.
At the time, my then-husband and I had two lovely young kids – who are now grown up – and we were adamant they would be put first.
We worked together with a mediator and learnt that although we wanted the best for our family, we were just not working as life partners.
We both took responsibility for our share in the breakdown in the marriage and we were able to part with peace and empathy for each other.
To me, this was the key to us moving forward.
Still to this day people comment on how well we get along and how amazing it is that we remained friends.
Over the years I’ve had a lot of support from my ex.