Gwyneth Paltrow’s Mom Still Doesn’t Get Conscious Uncoupling

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Even though that Goop-y phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” has been thoroughly assimilated into our vernacular (at least as a punch line), how many people are actually clear on what it means? Nobody, not even Goop’s own mother. So Blythe Danner revealed when "Page Six" asked her about the concept: 

“People make fun of this, um, what do they call it? What is that thing that they’ve been doing? Separating, but being? But it’s called ‘conscious’ . . . not ‘conscious uncoupling.’ Conscious …”  

And then she trailed off into “They are so smart … both incredibly brilliant …” Or, Mom for “I can’t explain this."